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978-0-7355-2777-5 / 0735527776

Synthesis: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Writing

by Schmedemann, Deborah A.

Publisher:Aspen Publishers

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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<b>SYNTHESIS: Legal Reading, Reasoning, and Writing, Third Edition</b> takes a step-by-step approach to outlining effective legal reasoning and writing skills. This in-depth text offers complete coverage of memo and brief writing, using one continual example to tie together the materials in the book. Utilizing a pedagogy that caters to a variety of learning styles, this text teaches students how to think like a lawyer and encourages an active application of skills through exercises and problem-solving opportunities.<p class=copymedium> <b>An abundance of solid features make this text a dependable choice for your classroom:</b><p class=copymedium> <li class=copymedium>utilizes a step-by-step approach to help guide students to understanding effective legal reasoning and writing tactics <li class=copymedium>teaches students how to think like a lawyer, discussing key topics such as how to read the law, how to reason about a client┐s situation, and how to write about it in different legal forms <li class=copymedium>uses one case file┐the HomeElderCare case involving the unauthorized practice of law┐to demonstrate how to carefully analyze a case from the initial client interview through appellate argument <li class=copymedium>maintains a pedagogy designed to reach those who learn in different ways, incorporating numerous charts and diagrams for visual learners <li class=copymedium>exercises in the book┐based on a tort law issue that is particularly understandable for first-year students┐provide opportunities for active application of skills <li class=copymedium>includes a Teacher┐s Manual that contains additional exercises based on different areas of the first-year curriculum, suggestions for how to use the book effectively, and sample syllabi</ul> <b>Thoughtful changes to the Third Edition keep the text current for your classroom:</b> <li class=copymedium>offers more consideration to transaction-based memos and advice letters <li class=copymedium>integrates material on demand letter <li class=copymedium>includes additional material on pleadings (complaints, answers, and discovery documents) <li class=copymedium>provides updated exercises and citation materials <li class=copymedium>supports negotiation by looking at how legal analysis frames deals and shapes dispute resolution</ul>

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