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Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

Corbett-Jarvis, N; Grigg, B, 2016

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Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition is a practical book introduces law students to essential writing skills and explains how they are applied in a legal context. It is designed as a course book for first year law students with ongoing relevance as a resource in subsequent years at law school and beyond. Basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content, reflecting current pedagogical best-practice.

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition is a practical, student-focused text introduces writing skills essential for successful study in law and explains how to apply them in a legal context. It is designed as a course book for first year law students with ongoing relevance as a resource in subsequent years at law school and beyond. Basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content, reflecting current pedagogical best-practice.

The text assists students to develop sound legal writing skills, providing a solid foundation to enhance performance in professional legal writing tasks. It includes many examples, case-studies and exercises and is supported by extensive online resources for lecturers.

The second edition of this text offers expanded examples and explanations of the types of legal writing required of both students and professionals.

 

Features

  • Basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content
  • Contains many examples, case-studies, opportunities for revision, questions and exercises
  • Revised and extended to include many new examples
  • Contributes the achievement of the attributes identified by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) threshold learning outcomes (TLO) for law, in particular TLO 5: Communication and collaboration
  • Extensive suite of lecturer and student online ancillary resources
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    Related Titles

    Bott & Talbot-Stokes, Nemes and Coss’ Effective Legal Research, 5th ed, 2012
    Cook, Creyke, Geddes, Hamer & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 9th ed, 2015
    Meehan & Tulloch, LexisNexis Guides: Grammar for Lawyers, 3rd ed, 2013
    Stuhmcke, LexisNexis Guides: Legal Referencing, 4th ed, 2013

     

    Book Review - The Law Society of Tasmania

    Author

    Nichola Corbett-Jarvis is a lecturer in Law at James Cook University. She is the subject coordinator of Legal Research, Writing and Analysis. She also teaches Equity and Trusts and Competition Mooting.

    Brendan Grigg is a lecturer at Flinders Law School where he is the topic coordinator for Legal Research and Writing. He also teaches in property law and trusts topics and in environmental law electives.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction — The importance of good writing skills and their professional application

    2. Grammar Matters: English Grammar and the Law — The relevance of grammar to the law with an emphasis on difficult areas

    3. The Plain English Movement and the Law — The development, principles and application of plain English writing

    4. Ethical Considerations and Referencing Conventions — Academic integrity, especially plagiarism, and accurate legal citation

    5. Academic Legal Writing — How to approach, prepare and draft essays and answers to problem scenarios

    6. Profession-orientated Writing — Communications with clients, other parties and document drafting

    7. Planning, Editing and Reflecting — Document and time organisation, editing

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