Book Talk The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America’s Best Lawyers by Noah Messing

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Yale Law School Room 128 See map
Event description: 

Meet the author Noah Messing and listen to a conversation about his new book,  The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America’s Best Lawyers with commentary by Eugene R. Fidell and Linda Greenhouse.   The book presents more than 150 examples of masterful advocacy to show lawyers how to write winning motions and briefs. The book focuses on the strategic and substantive choices that top litigators make, drawing examples from important, timely, and controversial cases. Detailed annotations give readers insight into what makes each document so effective. In addition to presenting a host of storytelling, stylistic, and organizational strategies, the book’s examples demonstrate how to build and rebut different types of arguments.

The Appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including Karl Llewellyn’s previously unpublished advice from 1957 about the art of advocacy, which one top law professor described as the “best advice on legal writing I’ve ever seen.”