Legal Writing: Academic and Professional Communication

Paperback | October 12, 2016

byPaula Baron, Lillian Corbin

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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 rangeof 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 novicewriters 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

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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...

Paula Baron Professor and Chair of Common Law, La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University. Lillian Corbin Associate Professor, School of Law, University of New England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0 inPublished:October 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195593936

ISBN - 13:9780195593938

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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book1. Legal Writing as an Ethical PracticePART 1: GENERAL AND ACADEMIC WRITING2. Pre-Writing3. Researching for Writing4. Drafting, Revising, Editing and Proofreading5. 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 Civility: When do written communications become discourteous and unethical?12. Reflective Practices and Everyday Communication13. ConclusionPART 3: LEARNING MATERIALSTheories of WritingComparative TablesA Grammar Primer