Marie Summerlin Hamm of Regent University School of Law wrote a funny, smart, and thorough review of The Complete Legal Writer in the Law Library Journal. She totally nailed the theoretical underpinnings of the book (including the fact that we have those). Thanks, Professor Hamm!
Here’s the final paragraph of the review:
The Complete Legal Writer promises much and delivers more. The text covers fundamental concepts including legal logic and analysis, research methodology, the writing process, and citation literacy. The overall tone is refreshingly readable and will undoubtedly resonate with students. What sets the text apart is not the wide variety of sample legal documents offered, but its potential to equip students with a method of evaluating all documents/genres using an approach that will prepare them to write and ultimately to practice more effectively. The rhetorical legal genre approach is quite a discovery, and no law library collection would be complete without this book.