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A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, Fifth Edition

Mary Beth Beazley


  • ISBN: 9781454896340

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    Mary Beth Beazley’s highly regarded A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy 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.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 9/15/2018
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 432
    Connected eBook + Print Book: 9781454896340
    Connected eBook: 9781543804799

    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)

    Summary of Contents

    Using the Examples in This Book
    Acknowledgments to the First Edition
    Acknowledgments to the Second Edition
    Acknowledgments to the Third Edition
    Acknowledgments to the Fourth Edition
    Acknowledgments to the Fifth Edition

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Appellate Jurisdiction and Standards of Review
    Chapter 3 Before You Write
    Chapter 4 Facing the Blank Page
    Chapter 5 One Piece at a Time: Drafting the Argument
    Chapter 6 Practice Pointers: Using Case Authority Effectively
    Chapter 7 Making Statutory Arguments
    Chapter 8 Professionalism: Following Format Rules
    Chapter 9 Special Teams: Issue Statements, Statement of the Case, Summary of the Argument, Point Headings
    Chapter 10 Six Degrees of Legal Writing: Making Your Document Reader-Friendly and User-Friendly
    Chapter 11 Exploiting Opportunities for Persuasion
    Chapter 12 Polishing
    Chapter 13 Oral Argument
    Chapter 14 Moot Court Competitions

    Appendix A For Reference: Citation Form and Punctuation Information
    Appendix B For Reference: Court Web Site Information
    Appendix C Sample Briefs

  • 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.

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