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Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780409351484
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409343205
Published: December 2020
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £50.00

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This practical, student-focused text introduces writing skills essential for successful study in law and explains how to apply them in a legal context. Although designed as a course book for first year law students, it has ongoing relevance throughout 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 sound legal writing skills, providing a solid foundation to enhance performance in professional legal writing tasks. It includes many examples, case studies and exercises and is supported by extensive online resources for lecturers.

The third edition has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on ‘Writing in the Digital Age’ and a new section on reflective writing tasks in Chapter 5.

  • Integrates basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills into working with legal content
  • Includes many examples, case-studies, questions and exercises
  • Includes new chapter on writing in the digital age
  • Supports achievement of Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) threshold learning outcomes (TLO) for law, in particular TLO 5: Communication and collaboration

Other Jurisdictions , Drafting and Legal Writing, Australia
Grammar Matters: English Grammar and the Law
Ethical Considerations and Referencing Conventions
Academic Legal Writing
Profession-Orientated Writing
Writing in the Digital Age
Planning, Editing and Reflecting