Successful Legal Writing

Thomson Reuters ProView™ is designed specifically for lawyers like you. Why do some law students pass their law writing courses and others don`t? To identify the secrets to success, Professor Enquist conducted a case study with six second-year law students as they wrote a motion letter and a call letter for their 2L legal writing course. Based on their 1L course in Legal Writing, two of these students were predicted to be very successful, two moderately successful, and two had only marginal success. Through daily recordings of all their dissertation-related activities, interviews with study participants, drafts of their two short projects, and their professor`s criticisms of their work, the study shows not only the results of harder work, but also the specifics of smarter work. Some of the secrets to working smarter included notes and grade checking strategies. how to divide your time between researching, writing, editing, editing and proofreading; how to search and read cases effectively; effective time management strategies; techniques for organizing one`s own research and staying organized while writing; and access to the teacher as the primary resource. Pitfalls to avoid included procrastination, mismanagement of distractions, and scapegoats. Anne Enquist, Unlocking the Secrets of Highly Successful Legal Writing Students, 82 ST. JOHN`S L. REV. 609 (2008). Use your phone`s camera – scan the code below and download the Kindle app. If you are interested in enterprise-wide or multi-user access to this title on Proview, please contact us directly to discuss available options. To view the contents of your browser, please download Adobe Reader or download the file to your hard disk. With ProView, you can connect and interact with the content you rely on in new ways, whenever and wherever you want. Learn more about ProView. Discover more of the author`s books, see similar authors, read author blogs, and more. Download the free Kindle app and instantly read Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, no Kindle device required. Learn more Crack the secrets of high-performing legal writing students Read instantly in your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader. `); doc.close(); } } this.iframeload = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById(iframeId); = “; setTimeout(function () { setIframeHeight(initialResizeCallback); }, 20); } function getDocHeight(doc) { var contentDiv = doc.getElementById(“iframeContent”); var docHeight = 0; if(contentDiv){ docHeight = Math.max( contentDiv.scrollHeight, contentDiv.offsetHeight, contentDiv.clientHeight ); } return docHeight; } function setIframeHeight(resizeCallback) { var iframeDoc, iframe = document.getElementById(iframeId); iframeDoc = ((iframe.contentWindow && iframe.contentWindow.document) || iframe.contentDocument); if (iframeDoc) { var h = getDocHeight(iframeDoc); if (h && h != 0) { = parseInt(h) + `px`; if(typeof resizeCallback == “function”) { resizeCallback(iframeId); } } else if (nTries Buy this title as an eBook to start reading today:. To calculate the total number of stars and the percentage distribution per star, we do not use a simple average.

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