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Getting to Maybe: How to Excel in Law School Exams
by , Jeremy R. Paul

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.<br /><br />But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.<br /><br />In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance.
Whose Monet?: An Introduction to the American Legal System (Acade...
by John A. Humbach

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

January 31, 2016

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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. <b>Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System</b> 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.</p><p> <b>The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness:</b> </p> <ul> <li> 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 </li> <li> The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students </li> <li> 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) </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> 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? </li> <li> This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading </li> </ul> </p>
Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2...
by , Yuki Fukuyama

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<h2> Want to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, “Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan” is all you need! </h2><br /><p><b>In this book, Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama will share with you:</b></p><br /><ul><li> The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 30+ times</li><li> Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido </li><li> All the essential info like hours of operation, transit tips, prices etc</li><li> The best magical winter destination </li><li> Detailed maps of Japan </li><li> The most updated super cheap budgeting tips </li><li> The best accommodation tips </li><li> Japan’s Best Kept Secrets </li><li> All the best of the best local cuisines </li><li> The events and festivals in Japan </li><li>Much, much more!</li></ul><br /><p><b>About Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama</b></p><br /><p>Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it. </p> <br /><b>Download your copy today! </b><br />Take action and experience Japan at its fullest potential now! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
Understanding Immigration Law and Practice (Aspen College Series)
by , Judith Bernstein-Baker

Language

English

Pages

735

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<p>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.</p> <p>Key Features:</p> <ul> <li>Authors with more than twenty-five years combined front-line experience.</li> <li>Compact, accessible coverage of complex fluctuating U.S. immigration law and regulations, including: </li> <li>Nonimmigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, H-1Bs, and visas for investment and trade.</li> <li>Immigration for humanitarian immigrants:  asylum seekers, refugees, and SIJ, U, and T visa applicants.</li> <li>Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM).   </li> <li>Lawful permanent resident applications based on family relationships, employment, and investment, including adjustment of status and consular processing.</li> <li>Grounds of inadmissibility, deportation, and immigration court removal processes, including waivers.</li> <li>Naturalization and citizenship eligibility. </li> <li>Balanced coverage of statutory and procedural rules with practical insights to aid in problem solving. </li> <li>Numerous cases for discussion, with responses on the companion website to encourage student participation and retention.   </li> <li>Frequent vivid examples and cases from real life to assist readers in translating legal rules and theory into practice.</li> <li>Tools for student success, including learning objectives, marginal notes on key terms, and many documents and illustrations from actual practice.</li> <li>A chapter on managing the immigration practice, including performing case assessment and interviewing.</li> </ul>
Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Lik...
by Ruth Ann McKinney

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 01, 2012

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<p>The ability to read law well is an indispensable skill that can make or break the academic career of any aspiring lawyer. Fortunately, the ability to read law well (quickly and accurately) is a skill that can be acquired through knowledge and practice. First published in 2005, <em>Reading Like a Lawyer</em> has become a staple on many law school reading lists for prospective and admitted students. The second edition includes the same critical reasoning and reading strategies, accompanied by hands-on practice exercises, that made the first edition such a success. It adds a valuable new chapter on a growing challenge for this generation of legal readers: how to read material that is presented on a screen with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.</p> <blockquote> <p> “<em>Reading Like a Lawyer</em> is a must-read for 1Ls.” — Sally Zusman, Director of Academic Achievement Programs at William Mitchell College of Law</p> </blockquote> <p> </p>
A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
by Kenneth A. Adams

Language

English

Pages

584

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><span>With A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, Kenneth A. Adams has created a uniquely in-depth survey of the building blocks of contract language. First published in 2004, it offers those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts an alternative to the dysfunction of traditional contract language and the inertia and flawed conventional wisdom that perpetuate it. This manual has become a vital resource throughout the legal profession, in the United States and internationally.</span></p><p></p><p><span>This updated edition contains almost one hundred pages of new material addressing many topics, making it even more authoritative and essential. This manual’s focus remains how to express contract terms in prose that is free of the archaisms, redundancies, ambiguities, and other problems that afflict traditional contract language. With exceptional analysis and an unmatched level of practical detail, Mr. Adams highlights common sources of confusion and recommends clearer and more concise alternatives. This manual is organized to facilitate easy reference, and it illustrates its analysis with numerous examples. Consult it to save time in drafting and negotiation and to reduce the risk of dispute.</span></p>
PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE IN 3 YEARS: The 4-Step System That Will Sa...
by Eric Blankenstein

Language

English

Pages

105

Publication Date

April 17, 2019

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<h2><strong><em>Think mortgage payments need to last for 30 or 15 years?  </em></strong></h2><p><em>THINK AGAIN</em>.</p><p>There is a lot of ignorance when it comes to mortgages.  Most people are locked into long term mortgage payments without realizing how expensive this really is and how to break this “captivity” cycle.</p><p><strong></strong>Do you have a mortgage? Is the cost of carrying your mortgage a hefty burden on your finances? If your answer is yes, you are not alone<strong>.</strong></p><p>You CAN take control of your mortgage, build equity faster and save years of mortgage payments and thousands in interest.</p><p><strong><em>This book will show you exactly what to do to eliminate your mortgage debt quickly. </em></strong><em>It’s the simplest, most straightforward plan for changing your money habits and paying off your mortgage quickly. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies</em><strong><em></em></strong></p><p>I have used the same method to pay off my own mortgage faster (see chapter 7 for my story) - <strong>so can you!</strong></p><p>This book will guide you through straightforward, actionable advice that will help you get started no matter what your situation is</p><p>You will learn:</p><ul><li>How expensive your mortgage really is.</li><li>Why it is important to pay your mortgage faster</li><li>Different ways to reduce the loan time frame and the total amount of interest paid in the long run</li><li>Simple tricks to pay off your mortgage faster</li><li>How remarkably different will be your financial situation once you pay your mortgage sooner.</li><li>My own journey to pay off my mortgage in few short years.</li><li>The complete proven 4-step system to pay off your mortgage quickly.</li></ul><p>All explained simply with tables and charts so you can understand exactly what to do .</p><p>In addition, you will be given a link on our website to <strong><em>download for free our own Excel mortgage amortization spreadsheet</em></strong> so that you can calculate your own mortgage situation, comprehend where your money goes when you take a mortgage and chart your own game plan.</p><p>THERE IS A BETTER WAY that each and every person can employ to save years of payments and thousands in interest.</p><p>Let me help you free the long term shackles of your mortgage debt… and give you the tools and wisdom you need to pay off your mortgage fast</p><p>Imagine the freedom you’ll enjoy once you pay off your mortgage in few short years and how different your life will be.</p><p><strong><u>Scroll up and grab your copy today</u>. You owe it to yourself and you owe it to your family!!</strong></p>
Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals (Aspen College Series)
by , Thomas A. Mauet

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

November 09, 2016

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<p>Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 9E offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. The successful, balanced approach presents a clear, complete overview of the litigation process, without bogging down in so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted. The text’s clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course. Pedagogical aids throughout the text, including bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions, make the material much more accessible to students. The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, not just read, about the motions, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case.</p> <p>Features:</p> <ul> <li>Updated with changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure</li> <li>Short, edited cases added to each chapter, with questions,for follow-up discussion on key topics</li> <li>Includes new developments in e-discovery</li> <li>Updated with new techniques for utilizing computerized litigation support systems in preparing cases for trial</li> <li>Updated internet research questions</li> <li>Coverage streamlined throughout</li> <li>Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions</li> <li>In addition to review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations), the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class.</li> <li>The Instructor’s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations</li> </ul>
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.<br /><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.<br /><br /><br /> In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.<br /><br />
Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
by Stephen Fishman

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

August 13, 2018

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<b>Maximize your tax deductions</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Whether you own a ten-unit rental apartment building or rent a room in your home through Airbnb, you need to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. <i>Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide</i> is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Find out how to:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> handle casualty and theft losses<br /><br /><li> distinguish between repairs and improvements<br /><br /><li> deduct home office, car, travel, and meals<br /><br /><li> proper tax records—and much more.<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />The book also covers landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, <i>Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide</i> will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.<br /><br /></b>

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