Effective Legal Writing: a practical guide

Corbett-Jarvis, Nichola, and Grigg, Brendan (2014) Effective Legal Writing: a practical guide. LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide 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.

The text assists students to develop their legal writing skills in their first year of law study and supports their transition to university life. The book also provides a useful reference for ongoing development as students progress through their degree and face a wide variety of legal writing tasks.

The skills developed by this text will provide a solid foundation to enhance performance in professional legal writing.

The text contains various examples, case-studies, questions and exercises in addition to a range of online ancillary materials designed for both lecturers and students.

Research Statement

Research Background This book is designed for first year law students to further advance their legal writing and ability to critically analyse and respond to legal questions. It is based on first year experience pedagogy. The basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content, reflecting current pedagogical best-practice.
Item ID: 34262
Item Type: Book (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-409-33402-9
Keywords: legal writing, legal education, plain English, plagiarism, referencing, academic legal writing, profession-orientated writing, reflection
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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 03:57
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified @ 90%
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