Small-scale organization plays a vital role in achieving logical flow and increasing persuasive effect. This course focuses on the essential ingredients: umbrella roadmaps, paragraph structure, rule explanations, rule synthesis, and application. Learn how to improve the fluidity of your legal writing and make effective written arguments.
Get expert guidance on these important elements of effective legal writing from nationally renowned legal scholar, Professor Elizabeth Berenguer - order today!
Transforming the Roadmap Outline Into a Draft
Organizing the Argument
Drafting Effective Introductions and Umbrella Roadmaps
Understanding the Malleability of Rule Structures
Functions of Rule Explanation
Handling Negative or Unsettled Authority
Rule Synthesis and Rule Application
Attacking on Response
Drafting and Analyzing Effective Argumentative Headings
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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