Whose Monet

Author: John A. Humbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876166
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading

Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student

Author: Steven L. Emanuel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 145480775X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student gives you a detailed, step-by-step program for surviving the first year of law school. Note-taking--Sharpening your note-taking skills will maximize your study time and improve your grades Your law professor's personality--Understanding it can be to your advantage Study traps--What are they and how to avoid them Memory aids--How classic memory systems work and when you should (and shouldn't) use them The pressures of law school--Effective techniques for handling the pressure from classmates, professors, and reading assignments Taking exams--Nine steps to writing exceptional exam answers The Internet--Useful search engines and websites

What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know

Author: Tracey E. George
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877286
Format: PDF, Docs
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This brief book is designed to prepare students for their first year of law school, thereby decreasing their anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success. Also appropriate for non-J.D. students, including LLM students from foreign countries and graduate students outside law school. Features: Gives student basic grounding in discrete non-legal topics that are important to the contemporary study of law Includes “Test Your Understanding” boxes to allow students to use what they are learning Friendly writing style Images and graphics help students remember material

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

Author: Steven J. Burton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454822635
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning continues to be the ideal go-to for the first year law student. It is a short, practical book that introduces beginning law students and others to contemporary law and legal reasoning. By presenting these topics through various discussions of cases and examples, it provides students with a solid source to reference for years to come. A dependable, practical source, that: Covers analogical and deductive reasoning, as well as the roles of legal conventions, purposes, and policies in legal reasoning Discusses cases of varying difficulty to diversify the learning process Presents law and legal reasoning primarily through discussions of cases and examples that avoid the abstraction characteristic of most competing books Emphasizes the law as used in practice by lawyers and judges Provides an explicit and systematic introduction to law and legal reasoning Offers a source suitable for use as supplementary reading in any first year course, in legal research and writing courses, in paralegal courses, and in other settings This great new edition has been carefully updated to include: A new chapter, "Hardest Cases," that highlights cases notorious in the press Updates throughout that guarantee the most current legal information

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice

Author: Ayodele Gansallo
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454850388
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Understanding Immigration Law and Practice offers a thorough, accessible, and practical approach to understanding and putting to use U.S. laws and regulations to help protect refugees, bring needed workers to the U.S, and reunite families. Attuned to the sensitivity and responsibility necessary to ensuring just results in high stakes immigration cases, the authors provide readers with in-depth, information and freely offer their knowledge and insights into the complex legal issues faced by immigration clients, while proposing strategies for the professionals seeking to help them. Key Features: Authors with more than twenty-five years combined front-line experience. Compact, accessible coverage of complex fluctuating U.S. immigration law and regulations, including: Nonimmigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, H-1Bs, and visas for investment and trade. Immigration for humanitarian immigrants: asylum seekers, refugees, and SIJ, U, and T visa applicants. Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM). Lawful permanent resident applications based on family relationships, employment, and investment, including adjustment of status and consular processing. Grounds of inadmissibility, deportation, and immigration court removal processes, including waivers. Naturalization and citizenship eligibility. Balanced coverage of statutory and procedural rules with practical insights to aid in problem solving. Numerous cases for discussion, with responses on the companion website to encourage student participation and retention. Frequent vivid examples and cases from real life to assist readers in translating legal rules and theory into practice. Tools for student success, including learning objectives, marginal notes on key terms, and many documents and illustrations from actual practice. A chapter on managing the immigration practice, including performing case assessment and interviewing.

Legal Analysis 100 Exercises for Mastery Practice for Every Law Student 2012

Author: Cassandra L. Hill
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327174005
Format: PDF, ePub
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Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student offers 100 paced exercises to sharpen students' legal analysis skills. Professors will find: • A bank of 100 legal analysis exercises at the ready, whenever students' analysis skills need attention or refinement • Exercises adaptable to any paradigm, that increase the depth of students' writing • Varied assignments that contain thoughtful sample answers and helpful annotations • Learning objectives and outcomes for each chapter • Assessment and grading rubric for each chapter • Go-to material ready for any class period • 100 exercises that can be used as is or expanded to fit professors' preferences • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that their students can use to assess their own performance • Online resources for ready access to authority Students will receive: • Tools students need to develop a keen understanding of rule-based and analogical reasoning • 100 unique and fresh exercises to practice and self-assess their performance, using their own law school's analysis paradigm • Self-assessment opportunities to ensure progress in analysis • Learning objectives and outcomes for the legal analysis exercises • Writing assignments with self-contained feedback • Online resources for easy access to exercise cases, statutes, and regulations and helpful tips on improving legal analysis and writing skills Academic support professionals can expect: • 100 progressive legal analysis exercises for students to complete • Go-to material assignable to any student • Self-contained exercises that do not require particular knowledge of substantive law • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that students can review • Online resources for access to authority

Succeeding in Law School

Author: Herbert N. Ramy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594607400
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As the Director of Suffolk University Law School¿s Academic Support Program, Professor Ramy begins receiving phone calls from new 1Ls as early as May. Their common question: ''What do I need to do to succeed in law school?'' Professor Ramy has written the second edition of Succeeding in Law School to help answer this question. This edition of the book has several new chapters that are geared toward success both in law school and in the job market. A new chapter on legal analysis addresses one of the most common problems professors see on law school exams -- the absence of the counterargument. New materials on interviewing techniques, creating a writing sample, and writing a resume are designed to help students market themselves to prospective employers. Whether students are seeking advice in the summer months or are looking for help once the school year has begun, this book is an important tool for helping them get the most out of their abilities.

Demystifying the first year of law school

Author: Albert J. Moore
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9780735584495
Format: PDF, ePub
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Demystifying the First Year of Law School: A Guide to the 1L Experience provides law students with explicit frameworks for reading and analyzing court opinions in all first year courses. Using hypothetical classroom dialogues, the book explains how these frameworks will help student understand and participate in classroom discussions, answer questions on exams, and use the skills learned in the first year when representing clients in practice. Unraveling the mysteries of the first year of law school, authors Moore and Binder provide clear definitions, along with concrete examples, of the two types of legal issues typically addressed in court opinions illustrations of the six types of arguments routinely used by courts, lawyers and professors to resolve legal issues. These illustrations should help students understand a court's rationale for its decision and help students make legal arguments on exams and in practice a straightforward explanation for the use of the question-and-answer format in first year classrooms, with numerous illustrative examples of hypothetical in-class dialogues a step-by-step approach for briefing court opinions in preparation for class, along with a companion website with illustrative examples of case briefs of court opinions in subjects addressed in first year courses Written by top scholars drawing on their experience as authors and educators, Demystifying the First Year of Law School: A Guide to the 1L Experience, gives the benefit of experience to the uninitiated. It's ideal as a companion to any first year course, as a text in a legal methods or academic support course, or as background for a law school orientation program. A Teacher's Manual is available at www/aspenlawschool.com/books/moorebinder.

Debating the Death Penalty

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195179804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Experts on both side of the issue speak out both for and against capital punishment and the rationale behind their individual beliefs.