Writing and Analysis in the Law, Fourth Edition, is a textbook for a first-year law school course in legal writing. The author focuses on the importance of clear organization in written and oral communications. The book introduces law students to principles of research, analyzing legal authority in both case law and statues. Includes discussion on structure and persuasive techniques of effective appellate argument, both in briefs and in oral presentation. The book makes extensive use of illustrative examples and writing exercises.