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Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition

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This practical book introduces law students to essential writing skills and explains how they are applied in a legal context. It is designed as a course book for first year law students with ongoing relevance as a resource in subsequent years at 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.

Description:

This practical, student-focused text introduces writing skills essential for successful study in law and explains how to apply them in a legal context. It is designed as a course book for first year law students with ongoing relevance as a resource in subsequent years at 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 second edition of this text offers expanded examples and explanations of the types of legal writing required of both students and professionals.

Features:

  • Basic literacy, legal literacy and writing skills are explored in a way that is fully integrated into legal content
  • Contains many examples, case-studies, opportunities for revision, questions and exercises
  • Revised and extended to include many new examples
  • Contributes the achievement of the attributes identified by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) threshold learning outcomes (TLO) for law, in particular TLO 5: Communication and collaboration
  • Extensive suite of lecturer and student online ancillary resources

About the Authors:

Nichola Corbett-Jarvis is a lecturer in Law at James Cook University. She is the subject coordinator of Legal Research, Writing and Analysis. She also teaches Equity and Trusts and Competition Mooting.

Brendan Grigg is a lecturer at Flinders Law School where he is the topic coordinator for Legal Research and Writing. He also teaches in property law and trusts topics and in environmental law electives.

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