Guide to Legal Analysis and Writing, 2nd Edition by Ong Ee Ing | 2023


Guide to Legal Analysis and Writing, 2nd Edition by Ong Ee Ing | 2023

Author Ong Ee Ing
Publication Date 2023
ISBN 9789815019551
Publisher LexisNexis


This book offers the essentials of legal research, analysis, and writing with an emphasis on Singaporean legal needs. The guide instructs the reader on:

(1) Examine statutes and case law;
(2) comprehend legal issues and do research;
(3) perform legal research. Also, it covers the art and science of legal writing, such as how to
(4) organize legal arguments,
(5) create both persuasive and prescriptive memoranda, and

(6) express ideas clearly and persuasively.

This book attempts to make legal analysis and writing understandable to students and anyone new to the field of law while serving as a valuable refresher on the basic ideas that underpin legal analysis and writing and that may be used right away in practice.

Its Second Edition incorporates the following updates based on important changes in Singapore laws and regulations:

- A new chapter on client communications (including client letters and emails);
- The addition of additional tools for successful legal writing and analysis;
- (including the 2020 Revised Edition of Acts).

Table of Contents of Guide to Legal Analysis and Writing, 2nd Edition

Part I: Understanding the Law 
Chapter One: Understanding Caselaw
Chapter Two: Understanding Statutes

Part II: Legal Analysis 
Chapter Three: Facts
Chapter Four: Laws
Chapter Five: Applying Law to Facts

Part III: The Art of (Legal) Writing 
Chapter Six: Before Writing 
Chapter Seven: When Writing

Part IV: Predictive and Persuasive Writing
Chapter Eight: Predictive Writing (Legal Memorandums)
Chapter Nine: Client Communications
Chapter Ten: Predictive Writing (Research Papers)
Chapter Eleven: Persuasive Writing

Part V: Survival Tips 
Chapter Twelve: Surviving Law School
Chapter Thirteen: Surviving Practice 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)

Ong Ee Ing is Senior Lecturer at Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law. Her primary areas of teaching are Legal Research and Writing, Ethics and Social Responsibility, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. She has received several teaching awards. She also conducts research in the area of AI and ethics, as well as legal pedagogy.

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