Forthcoming March 2018
Forthcoming Teacher's Manual
This comprehensive legal writing textbook introduces J.D. students to the legal system, government, and legal vocabulary of the U.S. with clear, concrete language. It includes rhetoric, grammar, and editing lessons to help students to produce polished legal work product in the form that legal audiences expect, and it teaches them how to draft memos, motions, briefs, contracts, emails, and letters to clients, opposing counsel, and colleagues, as well as how to do legal research. It also contains a chapter on legal practice and workplace culture, and an extensive selection of real writing samples redacted from actual attorney work product.
Prof. Thornton has also written a legal writing textbook for international LL.M. students, U.S. Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Practice for International Lawyers.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.