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Drafting the ideal appellate brief

February 04, 2020 Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer Episode 96
Law To Fact
Drafting the ideal appellate brief
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Law To Fact
Drafting the ideal appellate brief
Feb 04, 2020 Episode 96
Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer

In this episode...
Three writing expert writing professors share their advice and key strategies to assure success on the appellate brief.  Christine Coughlin, Professor of Legal Writing at Wake Forest School of Law, Jean Goetz Mangan, Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law and Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School highlight the importance of pre-writing, narrative and even font choice when drafting the brief.  And we all share the fear we first felt, and fun we finally had, when arguing the brief.

Some key takeaways...
1. Chart the arguments both pro and con before you begin writing your argument.
2. Document design can improve the quality of your brief. 
3. Headings are the prime real estate of your appellate brief.
4. There is a huge value to pre-writing.

Our experts share some key reference books for you to check out!
Ruth Ann Robbins, Ken Chestek and Steve Johansen, Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing (2d ed. 2019)
Christine Coughlin, Jean Malmud Rocklin et. al, A Lawyer Writes
Ruth Anne Robbins, Painting with Print: Incorporating Concepts of Typographic and Layout Design into the Text of Legal Writing Documents
Laura P. Graham and Miriam E. Felsenburg, The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step by Step Guide

As always, if you have any suggestions for an episode topic, please let us know! You can email us at [email protected] or tweet to @lawtofact. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lawtofact) and to like us on FaceBook! And finally, your ratings and reviews matter! Please leave us a review on iTunes.

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This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review.  Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up. 

Show Notes

In this episode...
Three writing expert writing professors share their advice and key strategies to assure success on the appellate brief.  Christine Coughlin, Professor of Legal Writing at Wake Forest School of Law, Jean Goetz Mangan, Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law and Ruth Anne Robbins, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School highlight the importance of pre-writing, narrative and even font choice when drafting the brief.  And we all share the fear we first felt, and fun we finally had, when arguing the brief.

Some key takeaways...
1. Chart the arguments both pro and con before you begin writing your argument.
2. Document design can improve the quality of your brief. 
3. Headings are the prime real estate of your appellate brief.
4. There is a huge value to pre-writing.

Our experts share some key reference books for you to check out!
Ruth Ann Robbins, Ken Chestek and Steve Johansen, Your Client’s Story: Persuasive Legal Writing (2d ed. 2019)
Christine Coughlin, Jean Malmud Rocklin et. al, A Lawyer Writes
Ruth Anne Robbins, Painting with Print: Incorporating Concepts of Typographic and Layout Design into the Text of Legal Writing Documents
Laura P. Graham and Miriam E. Felsenburg, The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step by Step Guide

As always, if you have any suggestions for an episode topic, please let us know! You can email us at [email protected] or tweet to @lawtofact. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lawtofact) and to like us on FaceBook! And finally, your ratings and reviews matter! Please leave us a review on iTunes.

Want to stay updated on all things Law to Fact? Join our mailing list by visiting us at www.lawtofact.com.

Feed Spot's Top 50 Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020 . FM Player's Best Law Shool Podcasts (2020).

This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review.  Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up.