Legal Writing: A Complete Guide for a Career in Law

This comprehensive guide is designed to provide law students with the skills they need, from the minute they reach law school right through to admission to the Bar, in multiple jurisdictions.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927248072
Release Date: October 01, 2014
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Legal Writing: A Complete Guide for a Career in Law will provide law students with the skills they need from the minute they reach law school right through to admission to the Bar, in multiple jurisdictions. It will help students write their essays, prepare for exams, and support the reader as they to prepare for the legal profession.

This brand new guide has been written by an experienced author team under the general editorship of Richard Scragg, one of the authors of the original Legal Research and Writing in New Zealand. Each contributor brings expertise and a practical understanding of their subject to both academic and professional environments.

Features:

  • Written by a well-respected New Zealand academics and practitioner
  • Addresses writing skills relevant to the New Zealand market
  • Takes a student from year one of study through to their early years in legal practice
  • Up-to-date and relevant content

Table of contents


  1. Transition from school to university

  2. Writing good English

  3. Writing an essay

  4. Test and exam preparation and execution

  5. Writing a research paper or dissertation

  6. Admission to the legal profession

  7. Employment in a law firm

  8. Entering the law office

  9. Writing a legal memorandum

  10. Writing a legal opinion

  11. Overseas admission : Australia

  12. Overseas admission: England and Wales

  13. Overseas admission: Hong Kong

  14. Overseas admission: USA

  15. Overseas admission: Canada

  16. Grammar

  17. Letter-writing and emails