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Appellate Brief

Appellate Brief
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:08:32 AM »
Does anyone have any advice on how to write an effective brief?? Any website that might explain the process (how to write the point headings, lead, etc.)????
Thanks in advance!!

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 07:33:09 AM »
Buy the book Legal Reasoning and Legal Writing by Richard Neumann.

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 09:24:57 AM »
The Winning Brief, by Brian Garner. Garner is a LW guru.

http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Brief-Persuasive-Briefing-Appellate/dp/0195128087


Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2008, 10:30:53 AM »
Does anyone know of any websites that talk about how to write a good brief?? I have to write it soon and don't have the time to buy the books online. Thanks!!

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 10:39:57 AM »
Rent the book at your law library.

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Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 02:17:00 PM »
The Winning Brief, by Brian Garner. Garner is a LW guru.

http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Brief-Persuasive-Briefing-Appellate/dp/0195128087



I agree.  Garner is a LW god.  And check out the law library.  Or go ask your LW professor for some additional help.

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 08:14:02 PM »
You might also check out Mary Beth Beazley's "A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy."  It's quite helpful.

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008, 09:36:39 PM »
You might also check out Mary Beth Beazley's "A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy."  It's quite helpful.

True, but the cost of this book > Mexico's GDP.

True.   Your legal library probably has a copy for  $Free.99

Re: Appellate Brief
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008, 09:05:44 PM »
Thanks guys/girls. These books are a great help!!!