Legal Research & Writing Handbook
Brand: Aspen Publishers

Legal Research & Writing Handbook

  • Publish Date: 2008-12-18
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Andrea B. Yelin;Hope Viner Samborn

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<p> Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition of <b>The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals</b> offers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching. </p> <p> <b>A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths</b> : </p> <ul> <li> comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II </li> <li> a clear and straightforward writing style </li> <li> a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics </li> <li> highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources </li> <li> step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more </li> <li> dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources </li> <li> a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. </li> <li> a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing </li> <li> an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercises </li> </ul> <p> <b>Thoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features</b>: </p> <ul> <li> new and updated illustrations and websites </li> <li> additional exercises on how to brief a case </li> <li> expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis </li> <li> internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process </li> <li> additional internet-based research exercises </li> <li> new Net Notes and Practice Pointers </li> <li> updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises </li> </ul> <p> If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy of <b>The Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition</b>. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field. </p>

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