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Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges

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ISBN13: 9780314184719
ISBN10: 0314184716
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In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two of the most noted legal writers of our day - Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner - systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges is a guide for novice and experienced litigators alike. It covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. From there the authors explain the art of brief writing, expecially what to include and what to omit, so that you cn induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments. Finally they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument. The opinions of Justice Scalia are legendary for their sharp insights, biting wit, and memorable phrasing. The writings of Gryan Garner, Editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary, are respected inside and

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Two noted legal writers--Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner--systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. They cover the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument.

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peter in port, January 25, 2009 (view all comments by peter in port)
This is a manual intended for use by a specific segment of the legal profession--appellate attorneys. However, it is written in a non-technical and largely jargon-free manner so it is accessible to a lay reader. I found it to be informative as to the process by which courts decide the law. Antonin Scalia is an associate justice of the nation's highest court, and well known as right wing icon, whose legal credentials are never successfully attacked. Yet there is zero politics in this book. Bryan Garner is a law professor well known for his legal writing seminars where he pushes a new, clearer, simpler writing style. The two authors work well together to produce a manual for attorneys that I found to be helpful and which may be informative to non-lawyers interested in the majesty of the law. It is not burdened with too many war stories or anecdotes, just concisely written advice.
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ISBN:
9780314184719
Author:
Scalia, Antonin
Publisher:
West Publishing Company
Manufactured:
Garner, Bryan A.
Author:
Garner, Bryan A.
Subject:
Courts - General
Subject:
Legal composition
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Trial Practice
Subject:
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
7.88x6.14x.94 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two of the most noted legal writers of our day - Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner - systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges is a guide for novice and experienced litigators alike. It covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. From there the authors explain the art of brief writing, expecially what to include and what to omit, so that you cn induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments. Finally they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument. The opinions of Justice Scalia are legendary for their sharp insights, biting wit, and memorable phrasing. The writings of Gryan Garner, Editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary, are respected inside and
"Synopsis" by , Two noted legal writers--Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner--systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. They cover the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument.
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