Advanced Argumentation: Introductions, Facts, Arguments, and Conclusions

Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (Foundation Press, 2d ed., Dec. 2013 Forthcoming)

58 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2013

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Michael D. Murray

University of Kentucky College of Law

Christy Hallam DeSanctis

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: October 3, 2013

Abstract

Legal writing hasn't changed much in the last four years, but the legal world and the legal writing and advocacy book market certainly have. Law schools are responding to massive changes in the legal employment market that call for deeper, more intensive, client-centered, and practice-oriented training in legal writing and advocacy. Law students and legal employers are demanding practice-ready training in lawyering skills. In the new edition of Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court, authors Michael D. Murray (Valparaiso) and Christy H. DeSanctis (George Washington) have taken the original text and redesigned it to provide a new focus on modern advocacy that blends rhetoric and storytelling with synthesis and advanced argumentation techniques to make the book a more powerful resource for training practice-ready lawyers. The new chapter - Advanced Argumentation: Introductions, Facts, Arguments, and Conclusions - provides instruction and examples for drafting each of the major sections of appellate briefs.

Keywords: appellate advocacy, appellate briefs, introduction, statement of facts, argumentation, rhetoric

JEL Classification: K1, K11, K13, K33

Suggested Citation

Murray, Michael D. and DeSanctis, Christy Hallam, Advanced Argumentation: Introductions, Facts, Arguments, and Conclusions (October 3, 2013). Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court (Foundation Press, 2d ed., Dec. 2013 Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335232

Michael D. Murray (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky College of Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://law.uky.edu/directory/michael-murray

Christy Hallam DeSanctis

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Lerner 102
Washington, DC 20052
United States
202-994-1005 (Phone)

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