In legal writing, overblown rhetoric almost always does more harm than good. This follow-up to Persuasive Writing I is designed to equip you with the skills you need to craft powerful and balanced written arguments.
Learn how to persuade with reason and logic, create emotional appeal, and build credibility with your reader. Topics include persuasive logos strategies; syllogistic legal arguments; fact- and policy-based persuasive strategies; balancing logos and pathos; and more.
Discover how to write and recognize a very persuasive brief with expert insights from nationally renowned legal scholar, Professor Elizabeth Berenguer - order today!
Understanding Legal Rhetoric
Persuasive Logos Strategies
The Legal Syllogism
The Legal Narrative
Fact- and Policy-Based Persuasive Strategies
Balancing Logos and Pathos
Legal Plausibility, Ethos, and How to Build Credibility
Case Studies: The Subtleties that Set "Very Persuasive" Briefs Apart
ELIZABETH BERENGUER joined the faculty at Stetson Law School in August 2020 as an associate professor of law. She enjoys a national reputation as a legal scholar and leader within the legal writing community and brings expertise in the areas of curricular design/assessment and critical/comparative rhetoric. Ms. Berenguer began teaching law in 2008 and has taught a variety of courses including legal research and writing, advanced legal writing, pretrial litigation, transactional drafting, appellate advocacy, criminal law, and foundations of legal scholarship. She has designed the curriculum for legal writing programs at two different law schools and has collaborated on developing prerequisite courses for an LL.M. degree in international legal studies program at Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom. Her work on the LL.M. program led her to publish a book entitled The Legal Scholar's Guidebook, a process-oriented approach to scholarly research and writing. This text is a valuable resource for students and nascent legal scholars who are working on scholarly projects for seminars, law review, or publication. In addition, Ms. Berenguer is widely published on issues of race, racism, class, cognitive rhetoric, and pedagogy. She earned her B.B.A. degree from Mercer University and her J.D. degree from Mercer University School of Law.
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