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Good legal writing manual

Good legal writing manual
« on: February 12, 2009, 07:02:30 PM »
Hi all, what manual(s) would you recommend for a 0L to read to begin learning legal writing skills before the fall semester? Thanks in advance

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Re: Good legal writing manual
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 07:07:31 PM »
Find out what profs at your future school will be using.  Read that.

If you truly can't find out which book they use, I liked this one: http://www.amazon.com/Legal-Writing-Process-Analysis-Organization/dp/0735556563/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234490725&sr=8-1

Re: Good legal writing manual
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 09:30:27 PM »
Hi all, what manual(s) would you recommend for a 0L to read to begin learning legal writing skills before the fall semester? Thanks in advance
Don't waste your time.

Re: Good legal writing manual
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 03:58:20 PM »
Hi all, what manual(s) would you recommend for a 0L to read to begin learning legal writing skills before the fall semester? Thanks in advance
Don't waste your time.

Agreed.  No significant advantage to doing any law-related work over the summer, IMO.

That said, the book we use in OUR legal writing class is Legal Writing and Analysis by Linda H. Edwards.

Re: Good legal writing manual
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 07:55:35 PM »
Hi all, what manual(s) would you recommend for a 0L to read to begin learning legal writing skills before the fall semester? Thanks in advance

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