This concise paperback focuses on legal memo writing and provides law students with the information they need to write objective memos, opinion letters, and e-mails. Just Memos, Third Edition, is designed as a supplemental text for first-year legal writing students and will prove a valuable resource for any legal writing course. The Third Edition has been polished and updated, and includes a new chapter which the authors researched by interviewing practicing attorneys on writing e-memos. Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist, pioneers in the field of legal writing, have artfully distilled the introductory and objective memo writing chapters from their successful Legal Writing Handbook. This manageable paperback Features the straightforward, step-by-step writing style that has made the Legal Writing Handbook so successful. Helps students understand the features unique to memo writing and how to apply them in practice. Includes helpful examples of both simple and more complex memoranda . Provides unique coverage of memo writing by itself, for students who need extra help and guidance, or for instructors who want to add extra coverage of this area to their current legal writing text. Recognizes the increasingly global nature of legal practice. Lawyers from other countries will welcome the detailed explanation of the United States legal system and information about the differences between writing in other cultures and writing for United States lawyers. Provides information designed to help undergraduates make the transition from different types of academic writing to legal writing , and to help foreign students and foreign lawyers understand the rhetorical preferences of United States lawyers.