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Exam Pro on Professional Responsibility (Exam Pro Series)
by Leslie Abramson

Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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Helping law students score higher on law school tests, the Exam Pro Series offers sample exams and corresponding answers with detailed analysis. Each Exam Pro title is authored by a leading law professor and recognized expert in an area of law and contains multiple choice and essay questions based on current court decisions. Detailed explanations for each answer describe the best possible choice as well as red herring answers, which helps increase law student understanding of a topic and build exam skills.
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, Second Edit...
by , Sandy Patrick

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

June 01, 2013

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<p>Like the very popular first edition, this second edition puts the reader in the place of a first-year attorney faced with real life assignments. In doing so, it teaches law students not only how to succeed in law school, but also how to succeed in the practice of law. Using graphics and visual samples, the book shows best practices in both traditional and electronic environments. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>A Lawyer Writes</em> communicates essential skills and theories so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p>There are two significant changes in the second edition of <i>A Lawyer Writes.</i> First, two new chapters have been added: Chapter 17, <i>Client Letters</i>, and Chapter 19, <i>The Transition from Objective to Persuasive Writing</i>. (What was Chapter 17, <i>Professional E-mails,</i> will appear as Chapter 18.) In addition, section 8.3, <i>Applying the Law: Counter-Analyses</i>, has been re-organized, but the content has remained the same. All other updates to the book are smaller edits that fix errors, create consistency, or further clarify an existing idea.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website is available. To request the link and login information, please email meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p><br />The following book reviews are from the first edition.<br /><br /><br /><p>“<i>A Lawyer Writes </i>made a great difference in my teaching this year.  The book explains concisely the expectations of lawyers regarding organization of legal analysis and then explicitly shows law students how to meet those expectations.  The frequent examples are a great complement to the clear and accessible text.” — <em>Suzanne Rowe, Luvaas Faculty Fellow 2008-09, Director, Legal Research and Writing, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oregon</em></p><br /><p>“One of the best parts of <em>A Lawyer Writes</em> is its chapter explaining rules. After my students read that chapter, they really seemed to understand the concept that rules can be stated implicitly in the cases, and that it was their job to make those rules explicit for their readers. The book also provides a number of excellent, easy-to-understand examples in every chapter, which the students found very helpful.” — <em>Alison Julien, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Marquette University Law School</em></p><br /><p>“<em>A Lawyer Writes</em> is the perfect book for the first semester of Legal Writing. It explains the foundations of legal reasoning, illustrates those foundations with practical examples, and is an exemplary model of its own lessons about good legal writing.” — <em>Steve Johansen, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School</em></p>
ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (Aspen Coursebook Series)
by Coleen M. Barger

Language

English

Pages

560

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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<p><em>ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, Sixth Edition</em> provides the tools needed for all forms of legal writing, using clear explanations and abundant illustrations. In a single set of rules that the novice and experienced legal writers can easily consult, Professor Barger contrasts the formats used in practice-based documents with those used in academic footnotes.<br />  <br /> New to the Sixth Edition:</p> <ul> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of public domain case opinions and other primary authorities published online.</li> <li>Updated and expanded coverage of secondary works in online media, including articles, ebooks, blogs, newsletters, and social media.</li> <li>New and updated subsections of rules addressing federal case reporters, statutes, legislation, and  regulations online; new treatment of footnote references and footnotes/endnotes in online sources; new treatment and examples of dictionaries, A.L.R. annotations and articles, Restatements, and Principles of the Law.</li> <li>Updated appendices containing abbreviations, jurisdiction-specific sources and local rules, periodicals (more than 70 new titles added); new appendix addressing abbreviations for titles of BD Loose-leaf services.</li> <li>Every rule and example has been revisited and edited for depth and breadth of coverage as well as  improved clarity.</li> <li>Shorter than the Fifth Edition (but with the same amount of information).</li> </ul>
The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemptio...
by Brian Cuban

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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Brian Cuban was living a lie. With a famous last name and a successful career as a lawyer, Brian was able to hide his clinical depression and alcohol and cocaine addictions—for a while. <br /><br />Today, as an inspirational speaker in long-term recovery, Brian looks back on his journey with honesty, compassion, and even humor as he reflects both on what he has learned about himself and his career choice and how the legal profession enables addiction. His demons, which date to his childhood, controlled him through failed marriages and stays in a psychiatric facility, until they brought him to the brink of suicide. That was his wake-up call. This is his story.<br /><br />Brian also takes an in-depth look at why there is such a high percentage of problematic alcohol use and other mental health issues in the legal profession. What types of therapies work? Are 12-step programs the only answer? Brian also includes interviews with experts on the subject as well as others in the profession who are now in recovery. The Addicted Lawyer is both a serious study of addiction and a compelling story of redemption. <br />
1L of a Ride, A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in t...
by Andrew McClurg

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

June 07, 2017

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Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, <i>1L of a Ride</i> provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
Judicial Dictatorship
by William J. Quirk

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

July 05, 2017

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American society has undergone a revolution within a revolution. Until the 1960s, America was a liberal country in the traditional sense of legislative and executive checks and balances. Since then, the Supreme Court has taken on the role of the protector of individual rights against the will of the majority by creating, in a series of decisions, new rights for criminal defendants, atheists, homosexuals, illegal aliens, and others. Repeatedly, on a variety of cases, the Court has overturned the actions of local police or state laws under which local officials are acting. The result, according to Quirk and Birdwell, is freedom for the lawless and oppression for the law abiding. 'Judicial Dictatorship' challenges the status quo, arguing that in many respects the Supreme Court has assumed authority far beyond the original intent of the Founding Fathers. In order to avoid abuse of power, the three branches of the American government were designed to operate under a system of checks and balances. However, this balance has been upset. The Supreme Court has become the ultimate arbiter in the legal system through exercise of the doctrine of judicial review, which allows the court to invalidate any state or federal law it considers inconsistent with the constitution. Supporters of judicial review believe that there has to be a final arbiter of constitutional interpretation, and the Judiciary is the most suitable choice. Opponents, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln among them, believed that judicial review assumes the judicial branch is above the other branches, a result the Constitution did not intend. The democratic paradox is that the majority in America agreed to limit its own power. Jefferson believed that the will of the majority must always prevail. His faith in the common man led him to advocate a weak national government, one that derived its power from the people. Alexander Hamilton, often Jefferson's adversary, lacking such faith, feared "the amazing violence an
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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<div><br /><div>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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><div><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.</div><br /><br /></div>
Legal Writing and Analysis (Aspen Coursebook Series)
by Linda H. Edwards

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English

Pages

334

Publication Date

January 30, 2015

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A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers.<br /><br />Features:<br /><br /> New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers.<br /> Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook.<br /> Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions.<br /><br />A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers.</p> Features:</p><p>New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers.<ul><li>Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook.</li><li> Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions.</li></ul></p><p>The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and outline tool available through CasebookConnect. In order to receive the full benefits of CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students, you will need to purchase a new print Connected Casebook.</p>
Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond (Career Gui...
by Jane Grise

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English

Pages

442

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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<i>Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond</i> presents critical reading strategies in a systematic sequence so that students can become effective readers and move on to be successful in law school and law practice. This reading system was developed by identifying the characteristics of expert readers at different stages of the reading process and then creating a curriculum to teach these skills. It contains essential ingredients for developing skills in reading comprehension as well as legal analysis, case evaluation, and case synthesis. <i>Critical Reading</i> starts with chapters on reading as an advocate and with focus and then introduces students to case structure as well as civil and criminal procedure. Students are then introduced to specific comprehension techniques such as case context, reading for an overview, reading facts, and strategies for understanding unclear text. <i>Critical Reading</i> then addresses strategies for making inferences, evaluating cases, and synthesizing cases. <i>Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond</i> focuses on comprehension of full reported cases as students must be able to read full decisions in practice. <i>Critical Reading for Success in Law School and Beyond</i> is designed to be used in law school pre-orientation and orientation programs, academic success courses, legal writing and doctrinal classes, as well as individual student support.
Originate: Business Development for Lawyers: A Better Approach to...
by Michelle Richards

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English

Pages

95

Publication Date

January 05, 2017

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In this insightful, action-oriented book that goes way beyond the usual “business development tips for lawyers”, Michelle Cotter Richards, a former Biglaw litigator and in-house counsel, draws on her years of experience coaching Biglaw attorneys to teach readers an entirely new approach to Biglaw business development. <br /><br />Originate contains powerful strategies to help Biglaw attorneys develop business right away, even in the face of the ever-changing market for Biglaw legal services. Originate analyzes the systemic evolution of Biglaw and its future direction, leading to the inescapable conclusion that an entirely new understanding of Biglaw business development is in order.<br /><br />Integrating concepts from experts such as Daniel Pink, Dr. Larry Richard and Susan Swaim Daicoff, lawyers who implement the practical, research-driven concepts in Originate will be poised for success no matter what the future holds for Biglaw. A must read for Biglaw rainmakers and future rainmakers everywhere.

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