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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Professor Edwards's Readings in Persuasion Published

The Boyd School of Law congratulates Professor Linda Edwards on the publication of her latest book, Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World.

Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World combines a nuanced treatment of legal writing topics -- such as rhetoric, voice, emotion, metaphor, and narrative -- with winning arguments from famous cases. Introductions and photographs reveal the compelling story behind each historical decision. Every chapter stands on its own, giving unlimited flexibility to teaching. Briefs and case decisions are available in their entirety on the book's own companion website.

Professor Edwards, who serves as the E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law, is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field. She has published a number of articles and books in the areas of legal writing and property, and has served in a variety of capacities at the ABA and the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Edwards is a frequent speaker at national conferences and serves as a faculty member for the Persuasion Institute's Advanced Training Program in Narrative Construction, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.