A Short Guide to Writing About Law (Contents and Preface)
A Short Guide to Writing About Law, 2011
14 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2013
Date Written: May 1, 2010
This book fills a gap: It teaches non-lawyers and non-law students how to write about law. Law is a complex professional discourse that has begun to enter into undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplines, including not only prelaw, but also political science, criminal justice, sociology, and interdisciplinary fields such as law and literature. Here, students will find an accessible introduction to the rhetoric of law, legal opinions, and statutes, as well as to wide-access online search engines for conducting legal research. The book includes guidance for producing a variety of pre-professional and scholarly legal genres, including research papers, as well as ways to share this research with the wider community via conference presentations and scholarly publishing.
Keywords: legal writing, legal rhetoric, rhetoric and composition, writing across the disciplines
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