Legal English, 2nd UK edition
How to Understand & Master the Language of Law

By William R. McKay, et al.
September 2011
Pearson Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781408226100
243 pages, Illustrated
$62.50 Paper Original

Legal English: How to Understand and Master the Language of Law offers a contemporary guide for students and practitioners alike who want to improve their language skills and build confidence in communicating effectively from the classroom to the courtroom.

The second edition has been completely revised and updated to cover all aspects of language as used in a legal context where effective communication is crucial to both academic and professional success.



Preface to the second edition

Chapter 1: Academic writing

Chapter 2: Reading law at university

Chapter 3: Writing letters, e-mails and internal documents

Chapter 4: Drafting legal documents for business

Chapter 5: Drafting for court

Chapter 6: Oral presentation skills

Chapter 7: Interviewing and advising

Chapter 8: Negotiation

Chapter 9: Advocacy

Appendix: Legal study and research guide


Suggested answers to exercises


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