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Legal Writing : Academic and Professional Communication - Paula Baron

Legal Writing

Academic and Professional Communication

Paperback Published: 12th September 2016
ISBN: 9780195593938
Number Of Pages: 240

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Good legal writing is an inherently ethical practice and fundamental to professionalism and lawyering.

Legal Writing: Academic and Professional Communication emphasises the link between legal writing and ethics as it guides readers through phases of the writing process and helps them develop effective legal writing skills essential for both academic and professional contexts. The book covers a range of academic writing commonly encountered by undergraduate and postgraduate law students including case notes, problem questions and essays. It also explores specific forms of legal writing required in the profession, through client letters, memoranda, appellate briefs and reports to support novice writers in understanding their ethical obligations and developing a professional voice.

Provides grounding in good writing techniques with practical guidance and examples across a range of academic and professional writing genres

Extensive learning materials including a grammar primer, theories of writing and comparative tables outlining professional rules for ongoing reference

Includes exercises, questions for reflection and further reading at the end of each chapter to help students hone their skills as legal writers

1. Legal Writing as an Ethical PracticePART 1 GENERAL AND ACADEMIC WRITING 2. Pre-writing3 Researching for Writing4. Drafting, Revising, Editing and Proofreading 5. Case Notes and Problem Questions6. Research Essays, Theses and DissertationsPART 2 PROFESSIONAL WRITING7. Balanced Writing: The Memorandum and Client Letter8. Persuasive Writing9. Form Writing: Standard Forms and Use of Precedents10. Technical Writing11. Writing with Civility12. Reflective Practices and Everyday Communication13. ConclusionPART 3 LEARNING MATERIALSTheories of WritingComparative TablesA Grammar PrimerGlossary

ISBN: 9780195593938
ISBN-10: 0195593936
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 12th September 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42

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