Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges

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In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two of the most noted legal writers of our day - Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner - systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges is a guide for novice and experienced litigators alike. It covers the essentials of sound legal reasoning, including how to develop the syllogism that underlies any argument. From there the authors explain the art of brief writing, expecially what to include and what to omit, so that you cn induce the judge to focus closely on your arguments. Finally they show what it takes to succeed in oral argument. The opinions of Justice Scalia are legendary for their sharp insights, biting wit, and memorable phrasing. The writings of Gryan Garner, Editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary, are respected inside and

Title:Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780314184719
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    Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges Reviews

  • Amy

    A practical and interesting book for lawyers - I particularly appreciated the portions about brief writing, as that has the most immediate use for me. I would have enjoyed my Civil Procedure and Legal...

  • penny shima glanz

    Disclaimer: I am not an attorney, however, I am employed by a law firm. Among my many tasks, I am their librarian, a role I begged to hold despite not having all the official alphabet soup most legal ...

  • Sam

    Garner and Scalia provide an easily-digestible and very readable compendium of tips and insights on, first and foremost, endearing one's self to a court. This is not a book about legal philosophy, but...

  • Harshavardhan Ganesan

    In the Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg says of Justice Scalia, "He might not be someone you like but is certainly someone you must respect". The quote represents the gist of this book. While some o...

  • T??L?CK Mith!lesh

    Co-authored by Bryan Garner and the late Antonin Scalia, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges, gives you an inside look at a Supreme Court Justice’s perspective on advocacy and the art of ...

  • Scott Constantine

    I vehemently disagree with most of Scalia's decisions, but the guy could write. Yeah, he could really be an asshole when he'd spend 5 paragraphs of a judgment on the meaning of the word "why". But whe...

  • Jerry

    A very good reference, whether you are a lawyer or not. ...

  • Brendan Hall

    An enjoyable and quick read on written and oral advocacy. Usable tips and tools for attorneys....

  • Sully (sully.reads)

    When I became an associate lawyer in a law firm, my boss referred to me this book. It gave me confidence in writing pleadings.In Scalia and Garner’s guide book, essential tips were discussed in the ...

  • Tanner

    Wow, Scalia was such a smarmy guy. I've been reading a lot of legal stuff that criticizes the system or suggests how things could work better. With that context, this book's "go along to get along" in...