Advanced Appellate Advocacy


Author: Susan E. Provenzano,Sarah O. Schrup,Carter G. Phillips,Jeffrey T. Green
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847204
Category: Law
Page: 416
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Advanced Appellate Advocacy is a mastery textbook, designed to bridge students from second and third semester writing courses to appellate simulations and clinics that involve substantial writing projects. Because it offers a robust appellate education, conveying the creativity, strategy, and sophistication behind real appeals, the text can also serve as a handbook for new lawyers entering appellate practice. This textbook is a first-of-its kind collaboration among authors with decades of appellate practice and clinical and legal writing teaching among them. The author team includes Carter Phillips, one of the most highly rated Supreme Court advocates of our time. Advanced Appellate Advocacy also uses charts, diagrams, and reflection questions to engage readers, and practice pointers based on the authors' interviews with appellate specialists and their own practice experiences are sprinkled throughout the chapters. The text is enriched by an on-line companion that houses all of the text's exercises, additional briefs and working documents, and interviews with prominent appellate practitioners. Features: Organized to track the progress of an appeal, the text offers students explicit process-based guidance linked to each phase Going Beyond IRAC, the text teaches more flexible, sophisticated writing approaches, illustrating them with models from expert appellate briefs Includes charts, diagrams, examples, and reflection questions

Sourcebook on legal writing programs


Author: Eric B. Easton,Mary Beth Beazley,American Bar Association. Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Communication Skills Committee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 241
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Feminist Judgments

Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
Author: Kathryn M. Stanchi,Bridget J. Crawford,Linda L. Berger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107126622
Category: Law
Page: 602
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Fifty feminist law professors come together to rewrite twenty-five major Supreme Court opinions on gender justice and equality.

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy

Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court
Author: Michael D. Murray,Christy Hallam DeSanctis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599413976
Category: Law
Page: 562
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The Murray and DeSanctis titles are designed for the current generation of law students whose familiarity and comfort with on-line and computer-based learning create a demand for teaching resources that take advantage of that familiarity and comfort level. Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court is designed for second semester and upper-division advanced writing courses involving advocacy and oral argument at the trial and appellate levels and in moot court competitions. This book employs the TREAT paradigm and doctrine of explanatory synthesis to maximize the persuasive potential of appellate-level legal writing for actual practice and for moot court competitions. It is well suited for use as a primary text in an upper division appellate advocacy or advanced writing course or moot court program, or as a primary or supplemental text for first year legal writing courses that focus on appellate advocacy as the pedagogical model to teach legal writing skills. Paired with the book is an electronic, computer-based version of the text that adds links to on-line databases and internet-based resources and supplements the text with pop-up definitions from Black's Law Dictionary. The electronic version of the text is searchable and highly portable, with internal and external navigation links, making them more valuable for use in class and out. The interactive text employs a layout that departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of callout text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other useful information for law students.

Law Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Vols. 1- include Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court


Author: Michael D. Murray,Christy Hallam DeSanctis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781587789786
Category: Law
Page: 230
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This publication focuses on writing and advocacy in appellate courts. It is well suited for use as a primary text in an upper-division appellate advocacy or advanced writing course or moot court program, or as a primary or supplemental text for first-year legal writing courses that focus on appellate advocacy as the pedagogical model to teach legal writing skills.

Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practice


Author: Ursula Bentele,Eve Cary,Mary R. Falk
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327176652
Category: Law
Page: 394
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Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practice is designed primarily for use in an upper class appellate practice course. It will provide students with a basic understanding of the most fundamental principles of appellate litigation, using examples from the federal system as well as several illustrative states. And, by helping law students to understand the basic principles behind appellate litigation, which are not covered in any other law school course, Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practice can also enhance their study of law in general. Like the prior edition of Appellate Advocacy: Principles and Practice published in 2004, this new edition also includes exercises revolving around the most important principles of appellate practice. And, in addition to the updated materials throughout the book, the Fifth Edition also: • Addresses the important matter of seeking stays pending appeal, the possibility of en banc review, and alternative dispute resolution in the appellate context (Chapter 2) • Expands the discussion of the preservation doctrine to include more materials on civil litigation and augments discussion of scope of review to include judicial notice (Chapter 3) • Provides more treatment of review of administrative agency decisions (Chapter 4) • Offers more detailed discussion of the evolving constitutional harmless error doctrine (Chapter 5) • Includes new exercises to emphasize some of the ethical issues that arise in appellate practice (Chapter 6) • Adds new sections on amicus briefs and on persuasive citations (Chapter 7) • Eliminates the chapter on federal habeas corpus and other avenues of collateral attack on judgments, which will be the subject of a future text.

Appellate advocacy


Author: Peter J. Carre,Azike A. Ntephe,American Bar Association. Standing Committee on Continuing Education of the Bar,American Bar Association. Young Lawyers Division
Publisher: A B a Professional Education Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 283
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Legal Method and Writing II

Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Contracts, and Correspondence
Author: Charles R. Calleros,Kimberly Y.W. Holst
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897155
Category: Law
Page: 288
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An ideal text for a second semester legal writing or advanced writing course, the Legal Method and Writing II, Eighth Edition immerses students in the world of appellate briefs, pleadings, motions, contracts, and professional correspondence. This revision expands coverage of motions to dismiss, while maintaining in-depth coverage of complaints, answers, motions for summary judgment, and motions in limine to exclude evidence. Numerous illustrations, sample documents, and exercises address issues ranging from enforcement of marriage contracts to sexual harassment in the workplace. Key Features: Introductory chapters on fundamentals of written advocacy, including ethical concerns, strategic considerations, organization, writing style, issue statements, point headings, and effective presentation of rules and fact analysis In-depth discussion of trial briefs: pleadings, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, judgment, and motion in limine to exclude evidence, with numerous illustrations and sample documents Comprehensive discussion of appellate briefs and appellate standards of review, with sample briefs and special attention to policy arguments Introduction to contract drafting The addition of “soft skills” (e.g. rapport building) Chapters on advice and demand letters Examples and illustrations throughout the text Numerous exercises and assignments in the main text and in the appendices

Adversarial Legal Writing and Oral Argument


Author: Michael D. Murray,Christy Hallam DeSanctis
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 330
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Highlights of this offering from Murray and DeSanctis' Legal Research and Writing include: Use of the TREAT paradigm and the doctrine of explanatory synthesis which are superior rhetorical devices to maximize the persuasive potential of adversarial legal writing; Multiple annotated samples of each form of work product (pre-trial motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, a writ petition, and appellate briefs) rather than offering one or two unannotated model briefs; An in-depth analysis of oral argument and moot court skills and strategies; Written by law professors with substantial experience in litigation in trial and appellate courts, one of whom is a former member of a national champion moot court team; Well suited for use in a second semester Introduction to Advocacy or Legal Writing course, or an upper division trial and appellate advocacy or advanced writing course.

A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy


Author: Mary Beth Beazley
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 369
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Mary Beth Beazley s highly regarded A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Third Edition, is a comprehensive student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Written in an understandable, direct writing style, this concise paperback s effective structure centers on a four-point approach to writing and breaks each point down into key elements that are then treated in-depth. This accessible paperback: provides a complete introduction to the techniques and process of writing appellate briefs emphasizes the process approach to writing, beginning with large-scale issues such as content and organization, moving to smaller-scale issues such as signals to the reader, and ending on the smallest-scale concerns of format and polishing methods includes an appendix with four sample briefs with annotations that identify strengths of the brief and/or why the writer chose a particular technique shows students how to effectively use abstract formulas such as IRAC or CREXAC when they are writing teaches students how to revise and improve their work by using the self-graded draft Improvements to the updated Third Edition include: Chapters have been reorganized to separate motion briefs from appellate briefs to allow professors to assign focused readings more easily The section on standards of review for a motion to dismiss has been updated to reflect Supreme Court decisions in Twombly and Iqbal Enhanced and refined discussions of: How to write effective topic sentences arguing that a rule does or does not apply to the case Using introductory material effectively to set the stage for the argument How to "harvest" arguments from non-mandatory courts How and where to deal with opponent's arguments A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Third Edition, offers practical advice with specific techniques that encourages students to develop new skills and greater confidence.

The Literate Lawyer

Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy
Author: Robert Barr Smith
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 193
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Not long ago, an appellate court fined a lawyer for filing an "incomprehensible brief." That negligence hurt the lawyer's wallet and reputation, but his carelessness hurt his client's case even more. Today, most of our law depends on the written word. A single error can tarnish the writer's image in the eyes of the court and make his or her writing less persuasive. In the end, the client suffers. Even the simplest error reduces the effectiveness of any brief or pleading. Spellcheck won't cure every ill; neither will a loyal and efficient secretary. This little book is dedicated to real legal writing, terse, persuasive, and accurate. It not only teaches brevity, clarity and power in writing, but lists the common pitfalls that infest so much legal writing and destroy the lawyer's meaning and the client's life. It includes tables of commonly misspelled and misused words and commonly confused prepositions. It lays out guidelines for persuasive brief-writing, deals with the letters lawyers regularly write - and some they shouldn't - with office memoranda, and with the basic rules of punchy, persuasive oral argument. It addresses the rules of grammar; the violations of those rules that instantly mark the writer as illiterate at best, and can destroy any amount of clever reasoning and knowledge of the law. It gives examples of how to write effectively . . . and some horrors that good lawyers must avoid. Most important, The Literate Lawyer shows the road to simple, common-sense persuasion, powerful, solid writing that makes the lawyer's point with strength and clarity. And wins cases. About the author: Robert Barr Smith is a Professor at the University of Oklahoma Law Center. He earned a BA in History and a Doctor of Laws from Stanford, and is a member of both the Oklahoma and California Bars. He came to the Law Center in 1982, after retiring from the United States Army as a Colonel. He designed the Law Center's writing, oral advocacy and research class, taught and directed it for fifteen years, served six years as Associate Dean for Academics, and taught trial and appellate advocacy, advanced brief writing, and paralegal writing courses.