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Legal Writing for Legal Readers: Predictive Writing for First-Year Students, Third Edition

Mary Beth Beazley


  • ISBN: 9781543857009

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 1/31/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 228
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543839449
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543857009
    eBook: 9781543839456

    Summary of Content

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. The Law
    Chapter 3. Rules, Facts, and Reading Cases with a Purpose
    Chapter 4. Deciphering Opinions
    Chapter 5. More about Rules (Just as We Promised)
    Chapter 6. Using Authority to Find Rules Hierarchy and Rule Synthesis
    Chapter 7. How Do I Find Legal Authority? Planning and Recording Research
    Chapter 8. Statutes as Authority
    Chapter 9. Organizing an Analysis
    Chapter 10. Turning Your Outline into a Written Analysis
    Chapter 11. Using Cases in the Rule Explanation
    Chapter 12. The A of CREXAC - Applying the Rules to Facts and Using Analogies and Distinctions
    Chapter 13. The Parts of a Research Memorandum
    Chapter 14. The Parts of a Research Memorandum (Part B) - Including Context Cues for Legal Readers
    Chapter 15. Citing, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and When Not to Worry about Plagiarizing
    Chapter 16. Correspondence & Email
    Chapter 17. The Writing Part of Legal Analysis and Writing - Clarity, Precision, Simplicity, and Everything Else that Makes Legal Writing Readable

  • Author Information

    Mary Beth Beazley

    Professor Mary Beth Beazley came to Ohio State in 1988 after serving as co-director of the Legal Research, Writing, and Reasoning Program at Vermont Law School and as a research and writing instructor at the University of Toledo. She teaches Writing and Analysis, Appellate Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Writing, and she has coached the National Moot Court Team for many years.

    Professor Beazley has authored a widely used textbook (A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy) and numerous articles, including &"Ballot Design as Fail-Safe: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Litigation.” She also has authored a chapter in the Carolina Academic Press publication The Law and Harry Potter.

    Monte Smith

    Monte Smith graduated from The Ohio State University twice, earning a bachelor's degree in English and a J.D. He practiced with a large law firm and then served as a career law clerk to United States District Judge Sandra Beckwith for 14 years before returning to the law school at Ohio State as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. He has taught legal writing and related topics for many years and is currently a visiting professor at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law.

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