Legal method and writing / Charles R. Calleros.

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Main Author: Calleros, Charles R.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Austin : New York, NY : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; Aspen Publishers, [2011]
Edition:Sixth edition.
Series:Aspen coursebook series.
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Table of Contents:
  • PART I : LAW SCHOOL : GETTING STARTED: Introduction to writing style : policy, purpose, and audience
  • Overview of the case method of study
  • PART II : INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM: Common law
  • Legislation
  • PART III : LEGAL METHOD AND ANALYSIS: The role of precedent : the court system and stare decisis
  • Deductive reasoning and IRAC : introduction to legal analysis
  • PART IV : STEPPING STONES TO LEGAL MEMORANDA : CASE BRIEFS, OUTLINES, AND ESSAY EXAMS: Case briefs
  • Reorganization, summary, and inductive reasoning in outline form
  • Essay examinations
  • PART V : NEUTRAL ANALYSIS : THE OFFICE MEMORANDUM OF LAW: Introduction to the law library
  • Content of the office memorandum of law
  • Organization of office memoranda and briefs
  • Legal writing style in the office memorandum
  • Presenting, quoting, and citing to authority
  • PART VI : INTRODUCTION TO ADVOCACY: Advocacy : overview and ethics
  • Developing your legal arguments
  • Expressing your advocacy : persuasive writing style and oral argument
  • PART VII : PRETRIAL ADVOCACY : PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS: Pleadings
  • Motion for summary judgment
  • Motion to exclude evidence before trial
  • PART VIII : APPELLATE BRIEFS: Standards of appellate review
  • The brief : effective appellate advocacy
  • PART IX : WRITING TO PARTIES : CONTRACTS AND CORRESPONDENCE: Contracts
  • Advice letters
  • Demand letters
  • APPENDICES.