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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Legal Writing 4th ed isbn 9781138840683

Legal Writing 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9780415538909
New Edition ISBN: 9781138840683
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415491914
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415812757



Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this vital legal skill and addresses a range of assessment methods, from exam questions to final essays and problem answers.

It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions. The author explains how to reference others' work clearly and correctly, making this book a useful tool for students concerned about issues of plagiarism.

It also focuses on how to develop and communicate legal arguments, with both good and bad examples of written work considered and discussed in the text. Legal Writing is particularly useful for undergraduate students, especially at the beginning of degree studies, and to GDL and CPE students too.

This fully revised third edition includes:=

  • More guidance on reading, including speed reading techniques, and on note-taking skills
  • A wholly revised chapter on referencing to employ the OSCOLA style, which has become the default style of most UK law schools in recent years
  • More worked examples throughout the text, and additional examples from across the legal curriculum on the companion website
  • An improved companion website with increased guidance for revision, FAQs, more MCQs and worked examples from the Routledge Questions and Answers website, showing the difference between good, average and poor exam answers.

Contents:
1. An Introduction to Legal Writing
2. How to Do Well in Assessments
3. How to Apply Research Findings in Your Writing
4. Essay Writing - Answering Problem Questions
5. Writing Extended Essays and Dissertations
6. Correct Referencing
7. Completing, Polishing and Presenting Your Work
8. Legal Writing in Exams and How to Prepare
9. Using Feedback to Improve Performance