A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis

October 31, 2020
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis

For class planning purposes, instructors may find a brief listof changes from the second edition of A Lawyer Writes here.This new edition of the popular text teaches the foundationalprinciples of critical reading, analysis, and writing in a clearand accessible way. By putting the reader in the place of afirst-year attorney, the text shows law students how to succeed inlaw school and in the practice of law. Using graphics andcontrasting effective and weak examples to illustrate concepts, thebook demonstrates best practices in both traditional and electronicenvironments. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner,A Lawyer Writes communicates essential skills and theories so thatthey will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.This third edition of A Lawyer Writes preserves the originalconcepts from the previous edition while refining content toreflect current practices. Chapter 18, "Professional Emails," notonly discusses the form and substance of electronic communication,but now features new material on how to convey analysis effectivelyin email. Chapter 19, "The Transition from Objective to PersuasiveWriting," has been reorganized and revised to highlight effectivestrategies for drafting persuasive analysis. Revisions in otherchapters reorganize and update the original content by expanding onor clarifying ideas.