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Appellate Advocacy Skills Bibliography

The following materials focus in whole or in part on successful strategies and techniques in the writing of appellate briefs and oral arguments at the appellate level. It includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.

Print Sources

Aldisert, Ruggero J.
Winning on appeal : better briefs and oral argument, / Ruggero J. Aldisert
Notre Dame, Ind. : National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2003
2nd ed.

xxxi, 458 p. ; 25 cm. / NITA practical guide series

KF9050 .A935 2003

Appleman, John Alan

Approved appellate briefs: text and forms, / John Alan Appleman
St. Paul, West Pub. Co., 1958
xii, 939 p. illus. 27 cm.
KF251 .A6

Edwards, Linda Holdeman

Legal writing : process, analysis, and organization,  / Linda Holdeman Edwards
Austin [Tex.] : Wolters Kluwer Law & Business ; New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, 2010
5th ed.
xxvii, 461 p. ; 26 cm

KF250 .E38 2010

Fischer, Judith D.
Pleasing the court : writing ethical and effective briefs,
/ Judith D. Fischer
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, 2011
x, 107 p. ; 22 cm.             
KF250 .F53 2011

Gale, Frederic G.

How to write the winning brief : strategies for effective memoranda, briefs, client letters, and other legal documents, / Frederic G. Gale and Joseph M. Moxley
[Chicago, Ill.] : American Bar Association, Section of General Practice, 1992
ix, 177 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
KF251 .G34 1992

Gardner, James A.

Legal argument : the structure and language of effective advocacy, / James A. Gardner
Newark, NJ : LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2007
2nd ed.
xvii, 169 p. 24cm.
KF8915 .G28 2007

Garner, Bryan A.

The winning brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in trial and appellate courts, / Bryan A. Garner
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
2nd ed.
x, 516 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

KF251 .G37 2004

Guberman, Ross
Point made : how to write like the nations's top advocates,
/ Ross Guberman
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
xxvi, 311 p. ; 21 cm.
KF251 .G83 2011

Miller, David W.
Practicing persuasive written and oral advocacy : case file I,
/ David W. Miller, Michael Vitiello, Michael R. Fontham
New York : Aspen Law & Business, 2002
x, 188 p. ; 26 cm. + teacher's manual.
KF250 .M55 2002

Moskovitz, Myron.

Winning an appeal : a step-by-step explanation of how to prepare and present your case efficiently and with maximum effectiveness : with a sample brief, / Myron Moskovitz
Charlottesville, Va. : Michie Co., 1985
Rev. ed.
ix, 163 p. ; 23 cm.
KF9050 .M67 1985

Neumann, Richard K.
Legal reasoning and legal writing : structure, strategy, and style, / Richard K. Neumann, Jr.
Gaithersburg : Aspen Law & Business, 2009
4th ed.
xxvi, 507 p. ; 26 cm.

KF250 .N48 2009


Oates, Laurel Currie
Just briefs,
/ Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, Connie Krontz
New York : Aspen Publishers, 2008
2nd ed.                             
xix, 234 p. ; 26 cm.
KF251 .O18 2008


Oates, Laurel Currie

The legal writing handbook : analysis, research, and writing, / Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist
New York, N.Y. : Aspen Law & Business, 2010
3rd ed.
xxxvi, 954 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

KF250 .O28 2010

Peck, Girvan.

Writing persuasive briefs, / Girvan Peck
Boston : Little, Brown, 1984
xvi, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
KF251 .P42 1984

Pittoni, Mario
Brief writing and argumentation,
/ Mario Pittoni

Brooklyn, NY : Foundation Press, 1967
3rd ed.
xiv, 217 p. ; 26 cm.
KF251 .P5 1967

Rambo
, Teresa J. Reid
Legal writing by design : a guide to great briefs and memos, / Teresa J. Reid Rambo, Leanne J. Pflaum
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, 2000
ix, 676 p. ; 23 cm.
KF250 .R35 2000


Schultz, Nancy L.
Legal writing and other lawyering skills
, / Nancy L. Schultz, Louis J. Sirico, Jr.
New York, NY : Aspen Publishers, 2010
5th ed.
xxiii, 415 p. ; 26 cm.
KF250 .S38 2010


Shapo, Helene S.

Writing and analysis in the law, / Helene S. Shapo, Marilyn R. Walter, Elizabeth Fajans
New York : Foundation Press ; [St. Paul, Minn.] : Thomson/West, 2008
5th ed.
xx, 614 p. ; 26 cm

Reserve KF250 .S5 2008

Walter, Carroll Gibson

Brief-writing and advocacy, / Carroll G. Walter
New York, Baker, Voorhis & co., 1931
2 p. l., 248 p. 24 cm.
KF251 .W3    


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