A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (Aspen Coursebook Series)

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Mary Beth Beazley’s highly regarded A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a comprehensive student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Written in an understandable, direct writing style, this concise paperback’s effective structure centers on a four-point approach to writing and breaks each point down into key elements that are then treated in-depth.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • New bullets at the end of each chapter reviewing major takeaways
  • Expanded coverage of research advice in Chapter 3, including discussion on Boolean searches
  • A new chapter on using statutes in briefs, covering
  • Reading statutes effectively
  • Making statutory interpretation arguments
  • Research techniques for statutory interpretation argumentsProfessors and students will benefit from:
  • Student-friendly writing that is easy to read and understand
  • Annotated examples – both good and bad – that help students understand why certain methods are effective
  • Chapters on effective use of cases and statutes that address common problems experienced by students
  • Numerous formulas that make learning and remembering easy:
  • Creac
  • Formula for effective topic sentences
  • Formula for effective case descriptions
  • “”Template”” formula for effective signals to the reader

Teaching materials include:

  • Powerpoints with effective examples and teaching notes
  • Self-grading guidelines and examples of self-grading of effective and ineffective legal writing


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  • A full e-book version of the casebook that lets you quickly highlight and copy text, add notes, and search for keywords
  • A Study Center with practice questions from leading study aids, short lecture videos, straightforward explanations of complex legal topics, and progress indicators
  • A Case Briefing Tool that allows you to label key elements (facts, rules, holdings, etc.) of each case to create a brief while you read
  • Social sharing capabilities to share your briefs with your study group
  • An Outline Tool that populates notes and highlights into an outline template aligned to casebook chapters


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