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Introduction to advocacy; research, writing, and argument, 8th ed.


Introduction to advocacy; research, writing, and argument, 8th ed.

Ed. by Alisha Crovetto and Joshua Sekoski.

Foundation Press


150 pages


University casebook series


Crovetto and Sekoski (Harvard Law School) introduce first-year law students to research, writing, and oral advocacy, focusing on the litigation model of dispute resolution. They analyze the various stages of work they will do to reach resolutions, beginning with the factual context of a potential case and ending with oral argument, with examples from a hypothetical wrongful pregnancy action from parents against a doctor who negligently performed the father's vasectomy. This edition has expanded and updated material, including discussion of different types of electronic research sources, a new chapter on identifying and synthesizing rule statements from multiple authorities, new sample predictive and assigning memoranda, and updated sample briefs. The chapter on structuring legal analysis now models the CruPAC (conclusion, rule, proof, application, and conclusion) structure, rather than the CRAC method from the previous edition. There is no index.

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