Legal Writing Made Simple

A Step-by-Step Approach

by Melissa Shultz, Christine Tamer

Forthcoming July 2024

Tags: First Year, Legal Research, Legal Writing

2024 Teacher's Manual forthcoming

ISBN 978-1-5310-2881-7
eISBN 978-1-5310-2882-4

Legal Writing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Approach demystifies the writing process by providing concrete formulas for mastering both objective and persuasive legal writing. Put simply, at each juncture of your journey to become a proficient legal writer, this book gives you a roadmap to follow, broadly starting with the macro-formula CRAC (Conclusion, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) and then moving to micro-formulas for each part of the macro-formula.

The book uses a federal employment discrimination claim as the basis for walking you through all stages of the litigation and writing process: researching and reading both the law and facts, understanding the law, assessing a case, arguing a case, and finalizing your work product. The goal is that with real-life examples and formulas to get you started you will never find yourself lost—that is, you will never find yourself facing an entirely blank page without direction.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.