- File Size: 1766 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: LexisNexis; 2 edition (November 19, 2007)
- Publication Date: November 19, 2007
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00937Y36S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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Although written for law students, this book could be of interest to paralegals, and college students planning to go to law school. And, a professor or instructor interested in exposing college students to different forms of argumentation might consider using this book as a reference guide. Readers interested in this book should consider taking a look at Wilson R. Huhn, The Five Types of Legal Argument, Second Edition.
Learning to make effective and persuasive Legal Arguments is pretty much the essence of Law School. All Law School exams are graded based on your reasoning and logic skills. This book hands you the tools to ace your exams and writing assignments on a silver platter! I have tried lots of different study aides, and this is the first one where I felt I truly found the KEY to being successful in Law School. I am definitely going to keep this on my reference shelf throughout Law School and into my practice of law - it's that valuable. I know I will reap dividends for years to come from this investment, because the better grades I get in Law School, the better paying job I can get after graduation. This one is well worth it!
Of course, many people will have had many different experiences with their Research and Writing instructor--but for those of you who would like to see how it's done in clear and concise language, this book is for you.
Professor Gardner doesn't waste time prattling on about himself, or his philosophy or for that matter what distinguishes good writing from mediocre writing. What he does do is demonstrate in a very simple and easy to understand manner how a writer should construct a legal argument.
The principles he describes are simple, clear, and logical, and the best part is that the book can be used in any sort of persuasive argument. Professor Gardner has geared it towards legal writing, but the principles involved will make any argument better.
Let's face it, legal writing is dry and to the point, but it's supposed to be, the writers aren't shooting for a Pulitzer. However, Professor Gardner insures that whether you are a professional-quality jazz pianist, a mediocre tennis player, or just someone who has to write an argument, even if you have to write bone-dry, mouthful-of-sand-under-the-blazing-heat-of-the-desert prose, your argument will stand up to intense scrutiny and will have a solid foundation.
Buy this book for law school, buy this book for critical thinking classes, buy this book for use whenever you need to persuade someone else of the error of their ways, but whatever you do, buy this book.