Best Legal Education Writing Books

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1. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 21st Edition

Author: by Harvard Law Review
English
365 pages
0578666154

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This new edition of the popular text teaches the foundational principles of critical reading, analysis, and writing in a clear and accessible way. By putting the reader in the place of a first-year attorney, the text shows law students how to succeed in law school and in the practice of law.


3. Plain English for Lawyers

Author: by Richard C. Wydick
Carolina Academic Press
English

178 pages

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Plain English for Lawyers has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for almost 40 years. The sixth edition, now co-authored by Amy Sloan, updates this classic text, including new chapter exercises, while preserving all the approaches that make it such a standard in the field.

It remains (in size only! A little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. In January 2005, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written Plain English for Lawyers. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research.

The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all of the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Its membership also includes law teachers from other nations, English teachers, and practicing lawyers. The LWI award states: Plain English for Lawyers … Has become a classic.


4. Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates

Author: by Ross Guberman
Oxford University Press
English
424 pages

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With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings?

How to tell a persuasive story when the record isdry and dense? The answers are “more science than art,” says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation’s 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies.

Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailedwriting guide full of practical models.In FCC v. Fox, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the “Why Should I Care?” technique).


5. Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

Author: by Bryan A. Garner
0226283933
English
268 pages

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerfulall too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread.Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work.

Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.

Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.


6. The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts

Author: by Bryan A. Garner
0199378355
Oxford University Press
English

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In its first two editions, The Winning Brief explained the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use tips, proving that the key to writing well is to understand the judicial readership. This third edition of Bryan A. Garner’s modern classic delivers the sameinvaluable guidelines with even more supporting evidence.

Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge’s attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocatecan present.

In Garner’s view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. “Never write a sentence that you couldn’t easily speak,” he warns – and demonstrates how to do just that. Every tip begins with a set of quotable quotes from experts, followed by Garner’s masterly advice on building sound paragraphs,drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words (“Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary.”), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads.


7. Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual

Author: by John Boston
Oxford University Press
English
960 pages

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Prisoners’ Self Help Litigation Manual, in its much anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents.

Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner’s rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights.

Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners’ rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies.


8. Bryan A. Garner's Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style, 4th Edition (Coursebook)

Author: by Bryan Garner
1642421006
West Academic Publishing
English

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New, spiralbound print book.


9. A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: by Kenneth A. Adams
American Bar Association
English
584 pages

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With A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Kenneth A. Adams has created a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the inertia and flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuate it.

This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the United States and internationally. This updated edition contains almost one hundred pages of new material addressing many topics, making it even more authoritative and essential. This manual’s focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language.

With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Mr. Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples.

10. Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals (Aspen Paralegal)

Author: by Deborah E. Bouchoux
Wolters Kluwer
English
824 pages

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Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals emphasizes the skills and issues that paralegals encounter in practice. Thoroughly up-to-date, the Ninth Edition continues to combine clear text with visual aids, writing samples, tips, and pointers. Designed specifically for paralegal students, Deborah Bouchoux s classroom-tested approach teaches cutting-edge research skills, writing style, and proper citation form to equip students with an essential skill set and well-founded confidence.

The author s logical and comprehensive approach enhances students understanding. Part I covers Primary Authorities, Part II discusses Secondary Authorities, and Part III covers the basics of Legal Writing. In addition, Bouchoux integrates writing strategies into each research chapter to demonstrate the link between the two processes.

Thorough coverage of electronic research includes chapters on both internet research and fee-based services. Bouchoux thoroughly explains proper citation form and the process of updating/validating legal authorities. The Legal Writing section includes samples of legal writing, such as letters, a court brief, and a legal memorandum.

11. Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Coursebook)

Author: by Anne Enquist
Aspen Publishers
English
448 pages

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Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency.

From the authors of the widely praised Legal Writing Handbook, the Fifth Edition of this comprehensive guide hones in on the basic principles of grammar, punctuation, and legal style. Clear guidance, examples, and practical advice make this a perfect companion to legal writing texts and indispensable to the process of writing and editing legal documents.

In the Fifth Edition, CasebookConnectlinks the text to a variety of online resources and materials. Expanded coverage for ESL legal writers (in the text) includes examples and discussion of how and when to apply sentence patterns frequently employed in common law legal reasoning.

12. Drafting Contracts: How & Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition (Aspen Coursebook)

Author: by Tina L. Stark
English
604 pages
0735594775

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An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client’s deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections.

Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

13. The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition

Author: by Columbia Law Review
0692400192
Claitors Pub Div
English

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The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 20th Edition, Presents a guide for lawyers for constructing citations, covering the format of citations from a variety of legal sources, including court cases, statutes, books, periodicals, electronic media, and international documents.

14. Legal Writing and Analysis (Coursebook)

Author: by Michael Murray
Foundation Press
English
492 pages

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CasebookPlus Softbound – New, softbound print book includes lifetime digital access to an eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes, and 12-month access to a digital Learning Library that includes self-assessment quizzes tied to this book, leading study aids, an outline starter, and Gilbert Law Dictionary.