1. An introduction to writing law essays and exams ; 2. Building the necessary foundation: reading, understanding and summarising legal materials ; 3. Step one in the CLEO method: the claim ; 4. Step two in the CLEO method: the law ; 5. Step three in the CLEO method: the evaluation ; 6. Step four in the CLEO method: the outcome ; 7. Adapting CLEO to 'discuss' questions ; 8. General tips on legal writing ; 9. Adapting CLEO for professional practice ; 10. Worked questions
Dr S I Strong has over fifteen years' experience in the legal field, teaching law at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and practising as a solicitor in London and as an attorney in New York and Chicago. Dr Strong has additional experience as an editor and as a teacher of writing, and holds numerous awards for her writing and legal analysis, including the Yorke Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation from the University of Cambridge. Dr Strong is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, Columbia, as well as Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution.
Review from previous edition Review from previous edition 'There really is no other book that addresses so completely the issues tackled in this one. Many "Question and Answer" books will give subject-based guidance on how to tackle certain topics, but this book provides a tactical approach which can be adapted to fit virtually any type of legal problem or essay. An essential book for the library and, arguably, for all first year student's reading lists.' Alison Bone, University of Brighton, The Law Quarterly Review 'The book is organised in a clear and logical manner and uses text boxes with important points and summaries to good effect.' TSG Life, Summer 2006