Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy
Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy is a full-featured guide designed primarily for law students in research, writing, analysis and trial advocacy classes and moot court programs. Inside you'll find detailed explanations of how lawyers construct legal arguments and practical guidelines to the process of molding the raw materials of litigation—cases, statutes, testimony, documents, common sense—into instruments of persuasive advocacy. You'll also find writing guidelines that show you how to present a well-constructed legal argument in writing in a way that legal decision makers will find persuasive. The centerpiece of this indispensable work is its syllogism-based step-by-step method, designed to walk the advocate through the process of crafting a winning argument.
Carolina Academic Press
legal writing, argument, advocacy, syllogisms, briefs
Law | Legal Education | Legal Writing and Research
James A. Gardner , Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy (2d Edition Carolina Academic Press 2007)