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Strategies and Tactics for the MBE (Strategies & Tactics for the ...
by Stephen L. Emanuel

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English

Pages

720

Publication Date

May 22, 2016

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Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E is full of up-to-date advice on how to analyze Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions, including details on how to handle each MBE subject, specific, step-by-step strategies for analyzing different question types, tips about how subtle differences in wording can completely change the meaning of an answer, and strategies for "rewording" questions in your mind to make them easier to analyze. Updated by Steven Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE, 6E contains a full-length, 200-question practice MBE exam, as well as more than 325 additional questions broken down by subject a total of over 500 NCBE-released questions. The new edition also includes 70 author-generated Civil Procedure questions. Each subject begins with detailed advice on how to handle MBE questions on that subject and how to focus your studies on the most common and trickiest MBE topics. Every question has a fully explained answer that analyzes, in detail, every answer option.</p><p>Features:</p><ul><li>Updated to include a comprehensive section on Civil Procedure, which was recently added to the MBE exam. This new section features approximately 70 author-generated questions.</li><li>For the traditional MBE topics (Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Future Interests, and Torts), every one of the more than 500 questions in this book represents an actual question asked on a past MBE. These questions have been reviewed for accuracy and updated.</li></ul></p>
Getting to Maybe
by , Jeremy R. Paul

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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.
Advocacy to Zealousness: Learning Lawyering Skills from Classic F...
by Kelly Lynn Anders

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

January 01, 2012

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<p><em>Advocacy to Zealousness: Learning Lawyering Skills from Classic Films</em> includes 26 skills, listed in alphabetical order and appearing in separate chapters, which should ideally be in every lawyer’s toolbox. Each is an example of professionalism, and all are possible for every current or future lawyer to attain or sharpen. They also speak to our needs in the legal profession in the new millennium. Interspersed throughout the text are subtle references to diversity, both in the practice of law, as well as in various film references and storylines.</p><br /><p>Each chapter includes a discussion of the skill and its use for lawyers, a synopsis of the film associated with the skill, film discussion questions, and brief exercises for improvement. The format encourages readers to either methodically review each chapter in alphabetical order, or skip around as needs and interests dictate. The book concludes with a comprehensive index.</p><br /><p>Images, be they positive or negative, are powerful and long lasting. Those found in popular films are often our only points of reference until we meet the real thing — or assume the role ourselves. Many professors already use film clips in their classes, but, until <em>Advocacy to Zealousness</em>, there was no singular point of reference for films selected solely for the purpose of fostering and sharpening lawyering skills. Legal skills training needn’t be dry or cumbersome. With creativity and planning, it can instead be educational, memorable, and enjoyable — while also remaining comprehensive and relevant — thereby enhancing the practice of law and the legal profession as a whole.</p><br /><p>Anders spent more than three years sharpening the list of lawyering skills, and she researched and analyzed 327 films to select the 26 that are included in the book. Every film selected was released before the adoption of the modern film rating system in 1968, which facilitates showing them in a variety of classroom settings because they lack the expletives, nudity, and graphic violence frequently found in modern films. Additionally, each film is available in DVD format, and most feature diverse characters in leading or supporting roles.</p><br /><br /><p>“That Kelly Lynn Anders employs film classics to teach (or reinforce) critical trial skills in her latest book, <em>Advocacy to Zealousness</em>, should not be surprising. Movies are just stories on film. But trial lawyers are typically the weavers of the story, not the intended audience. So when Anders deftly turns the tables by using cinematic storytelling as a tool, the result is both surprising and entertaining. While primarily written for law students and academics, this book is an enjoyable read for all lawyers, imparting knowledge to the novice and sharpening the skills of the seasoned practitioner. ...[T]he book's most useful feature is its list of "Exercises for Improvement" at the end of every chapter, offering concrete techniques for mastering each skill.” — Kenneth J. Allen, <em>Trial</em> magazine (January 2013)</p><br /><p>“Anders has…done a fine job selecting the films. Her descriptions are clear and the reader should be able to establish whether the film discussed is one that warrants attention and potential presentation to a class…. Some of the films selected, such as <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em>, are among those typically selected for discussions about portrayals of lawyers in popular film, but many, such as <em>Gentleman’s Agreement</em>, may offer refreshing material to those who teach a law and film class or who use films to animate classroom discussions.” — J Thomas Parker, <em>Law and Politics Book Review</em> (Vol. 23 No. 1)</p><br /><p>“Lawyers—particularly those who teach—look for innovative ways to present points they want to convey. Kelly Lynn Anders’ new book invites thinking about new approaches t
A Billionaire Boys Club Autumn (Billionaire Romance Book 23)
by Cara Miller

Language

English

Pages

295

Publication Date

April 26, 2018

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With Tyler's father on the mend, Kelsey and Tyler return to Seattle and find themselves thrust into the busy life of being Mr.and Mrs. Olsen. In the midst of all their new obligations, Kelsey makes a bold promise, one that she believes is appropriate for a new wife. But what happens when she fails to keep it?
Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam
by , Tina Schindler

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English

Pages

944

Publication Date

May 23, 2018

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<p>Based on the authors’ proven-effective methodology, <em>Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam </em>contains everything bar exam candidates need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. This text combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law, as well as time management tips and strategies for improving test performance.</p> <p>New to the Second Edition:</p> <ul> <li>Updates to the law (there have been some important changes to the law, particularly in Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Business Assocations)</li> <li>Updated coverage to keep up on bar testing trends with expanded coverage on some topics that are now more frequently bar tested than they were at the time of the first edition</li> <li>Updated practice questions to include questions from the recent bar administrations</li> <li>Updated Issues Tested Matrices to include the past 5 years of bar examinations</li> </ul>
Cracking the Case Method, Legal Analysis for Law School Success (...
by , Patrick Goodman

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English

Pages

281

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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For about 150 years, law schools have relied on the Case Method to teach the skills and art of legal analysis to first-year law students. Yet many students struggle academically, not due to lack of intellectual ability but because they are suddenly immersed in a unique and seemingly opaque educational process without receiving any explanation of what they should be trying to learn, much less how to learn it. Why do reading assignments consist of appellate court opinions? Why do professors rely on the Socratic Method? Why do law school classes so often leave students with more questions than answers? What do instructors look for when grading answers to essay exams? Why can law students know “all the rules,” yet get poor grades?<br /><br /><i>Cracking the Case Method, 2d ed.</i>, provides concise and down-to-earth information on how to succeed in law school by answering these questions and many others. Students need to know what to study and how the opinions they read and class meetings relate to law school exams. This book provides an in-depth examination of these critical topics:<br /><ul><li>The Case Method and its relationship to Socratic-style questioning and effective legal analysis.</li><li>Semester-long strategies for learning how to “think like a lawyer” by getting the most out of reading opinions, attending classes, outlining, and preparing effectively for exams.</li><li>How to read cases with a focus on legal issues, legal principles, and judges’ rationales for adopting and applying those principles.</li><li>How to prepare case briefs and use them to prepare for class.</li><li>The major types of legal argument, with many illustrations drawn from actual cases.</li><li>Using class discussions as opportunities to practice legal analysis, based on annotated excerpts from actual first-year class discussions.</li><li>Preparing for exams by outlining course materials and practicing exam-taking skills.</li><li>An approach for analyzing exam questions and writing effective exam answers that display legal analytical skills, with illustrations drawn from actual essay exam questions and annotated answers.</li></ul><br />This book provides indispensable information to anybody who is considering applying to law school, preparing for his or her 1L year, or who currently is in law school.
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law Sc...
by Scott Turow

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

August 03, 2010

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<p><i>One L</i>, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, <i>Presumed Innocent</i>, one of the best-selling and most talked about books of 1987.</p><p>Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law.</p><p>Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the<i> Law Review</i>, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.</p><p>In the new afterword for this edition of <i>One L</i>, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.</p>
Tort Law: Principles in Practice (Aspen Casebook Series)
by James Underwood

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English

Pages

983

Publication Date

March 30, 2018

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<p><em>Tort Law: Principles in Practice </em>is an approachable and engaging casebook, with a variety of pedagogical features and tools to examine tort law doctrine and rules and their application in practice. Introductory text for each chapter, subsection, and cases frame the issues under discussion, aiding student comprehension. </p> <p><strong>Key Features: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Text boxes and photographs, sample pattern jury instructions, checklists, and end-of-chapter essay questions.</li> <li>Chapter Goals are listed at the beginning of each chapter to highlight the key areas of coverage and provide a checklist for students when reviewing material.</li> <li>New key cases (e.g., new cases dealing with “but-for” causation and cutting edge coverage of the seat-belt defense showing a recent trend toward acceptance of this defense).</li> <li>Expanded short practice problems after most cases.</li> </ul>
Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Exper...
by Robert H. Miller

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 16, 2015

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<p><b>I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>Written by students, for students,<i> Law School Confidential</i> has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. <br />This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like.<br />This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices.<br /><i>Law School Confidential</i> is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.</p>
Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Lik...
by Ruth Ann McKinney

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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>

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