Advanced Legal Writing, Third Edition (Aspen Coursebook) by Michael R. Smith

By Michael R. Smith

With a pragmatic concentrate on persuasive writing innovations, Advanced criminal Writing: idea and methods in Persuasive Writing explores 3 classical ideas: trademarks, pathos, and ethos, and offers scholars with an intensive creation to the weather of rhetorical sort. not like many different complicated criminal writing texts, which are likely to specialize in a document-specific method, this special coursebook specializes in classical writing techniques that scholars can practice to quite a lot of settings. The intensity and scope of this article make it acceptable for upper-level felony writing courses.

The Third Edition has been accelerated to incorporate using video clips and different pop culture media in chapters facing literary references. There have additionally been great revisions to the bankruptcy on policy.


  • finished insurance of the technical facets of rhetorical variety: metaphor, literary allusion, and figures of speech.
  • Emphasizes conception in addition to perform, construction on 3 simple innovations of persuasive felony writing:
    • Logos: good judgment and rational argument. o Pathos: Value-based argument.
    • Ethos: developing credibility.
  • Highlights interdisciplinary contributions to persuasive writing from different fields, together with cognitive psychology, classical rhetoric, and morality theory.
  • Presents potent concepts that reach past the trial or appellate short to a wide variety of files and settings.
  • Covers new advancements in cognitive psychology, pathos, persuasion, and the position of metaphor in persuasive felony writing.
  • intensity and scope acceptable for upper-level felony writing classes.

Thoroughly up-to-date, the revised 3rd variation offers:

  • Substantial revisions to the bankruptcy on policy.
  • Expanded chapters on literary references now contain different media, e.g., video clips and different popular culture platforms.

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