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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>
Legal Analysis
by , Kathleen Elliott Vinson

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English

Pages

175

Publication Date

July 01, 2009

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The second edition of Legal Analysis, the Fundamental Skill, continues to teach students the critical skills of legal reasoning. This popular book is a practical and clear guide that explains the many ways lawyers analyze the law. The authors demystify legal analysis by examining the foundations and methodology of legal problem solving and by discussing the different levels of critical thinking necessary to develop effective legal arguments. The book emphasizes the importance of applying the law as opposed to relying excessively on formulaic methods of analysis. New to the second edition, the book examines rule-based reasoning and the implicit rule; deductive analysis and resolving statutory ambiguity; case-law reasoning and inductive analysis; the role of policy in legal argument; and the structure and variations of legal argument and CREAC. New examples and exercises are also included.
Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades, Second Edition
by Alex Schimel

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English

Pages

120

Publication Date

March 01, 2018

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<p><em>Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades</em> is the complete handbook for students seeking to improve their performance in law school. This book offers a concise and practical strategy that can be applied to almost any law school exam, regardless of topic or level. Alex Schimel is a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Miami and a leading expert on law school academic success. The new edition offers unique insights by reducing the exam format to a series of repeatable steps. It also teaches students how to “prepare for exams, instead of preparing for class,” with proven time-management and outlining techniques. </p>
Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovat...
by Michele DeStefano

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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In today’s legal marketplace, clients are demanding services that require a new skill set and a new mindset from lawyers. In Legal Upheaval, Professor Michele DeStefano lays out the trifecta for success in a changed legal landscape: creativity, collaboration, and innovation. DeStefano, a former marketing executive, now a professor at the University of Miami and guest faculty at Harvard Law School’s Executive Education program, has spent more than a decade researching the evolving legal marketplace. The book provides powerful evidence that collaboration toward innovation is the new value equation in law, creating stickier and more profitable client relationships.<br /><br /><br />In a conversational fashion, DeStefano takes us on a journey from why lawyers need to innovate to how they can do so. She unveils the Lawyer Skills Delta and maps out a methodology for filling the gaps in current legal skill sets: The 3 Rules of Engagement and The 3-4-5 Method of Innovation for Lawyers. Full of points of reflection, as well as concrete directions, Legal Upheaval makes innovation accessible.<br /><br /><br />Why should you learn how to innovate? Even if you agree that lawyers could use a refresher on creativity and collaboration, you might still be skeptical. This book is written to inspire lawyers and legal professionals to embrace innovation practices, even if their business model isn’t “broken.” In the process of innovating, lawyers hone the mindsets, skills, and habits that clients desire—and, in the future, that clients will require. of the expectations of clients.
Letters to a Law Student: A guide to studying law at university
by Nicholas J McBride

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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<br /> <br /><br />What does it take to succeed as a law student? This book will show you how. <br /><br /> <br /><br />Voted one of the top 6 books that all future law students should read by The Guardian’s studying law website*, <i>Letters to a Law Student</i> is packed full of practical advice and helpful answers to the most common questions about studying law at University across every stage of taking, or thinking about taking, a law degree.<br /><br /> <br /><br /><b>Discover: </b><br /><br />·    Whether reading law at University is the right thing for you;<br /><br />·    What law students do;<br /><br />·    How to get the best marks in exams;<br /><br />·    Tips on coping with the challenges of studying law;<br /><br />·    What you can do with a law degree; <br /><br />·    The way in which qualifying as a solicitor is set to change in the future, <br /><br /> <br /><br />… and much more. <br /><br /> <br /><br /><b>Nicholas J. McBride</b> is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. <br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br />*http://www.theguardian.com/law/2012/aug/08/six-best-law-books<br />
Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving
by , Shailini Jandial George

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><em>Mindful Lawyering</em> introduces students to creative problem solving and mindfulness in the context of law school and beyond, presenting checklists, scenarios, and hypotheticals that invite student engagement. An accessible writing style and lively visuals are appealing to the reader. </p><br /><p>The chapter opening scenarios and hypotheticals put skills in context, and the checklists invite student application. This concise text can be used in first-year legal methods courses, for law school orientation, or in an academic support setting. </p>
24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditi...
by Jasper Kim

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English

Pages

379

Publication Date

April 02, 2011

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Are you thinking of attending law school or switching legal careers? About to graduate and wondering which path to take? Are you curious about what lawyers in different fields do in a typical day? Then spend twenty-four hours with twenty-four lawyers through this innovative book, 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers. Whether you want to be a full-time corporate lawyer, work as a legal consultant while pursuing your music career, or anything in between, this book gives you a unique “all-access pass” into the real-world, real-time personal and professional lives of twenty-four law school graduates. These working professionals each present you with a “profile” chronicling a typical twenty-four-hour day in their traditional and non-traditional careers. You will read actual twenty-fourhour accounts from the perspective of a venture capitalist, Wall Street lawyer, lobbyist, entertainment lawyer, IP attorney, sports broadcaster, JAG officer, prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, mediator, and politician, just to name a few. From the time they wake up in the morning to the time they go to bed, each professional illustrates what their position entails on a day-to-day basis and will give you invaluable, informative, and honest insight above and beyond what many brochures, guest lectures, career workshops, or law firm website descriptions can provide. After reading 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers, you’ll be better prepared to determine which career profile may suit you best before accepting a new job or investing in a legal education.About the AuthorJasper Kim has worked in various traditional and non-traditional careers—as a lawyer, banker, consultant, author, columnist, and academic—since graduating from law school. He is department chair and associate professor at Ewha Womans University, where he was director of the university's Global Career Management Center, and is adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University's School of Law. He was previously a lawyer and investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, and is now a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, CNBC TV, BBC TV, and Bloomberg TV. Mr. Kim has been selected as a 2011 Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.
Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy: A Polemic Agai...
by Duncan Kennedy

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English

Pages

234

Publication Date

July 01, 2004

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<p>In 1983 Harvard law professor Duncan Kennedy self-published a biting critique of the law school system called <B>Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy</B>. This controversial booklet was reviewed in several major law journals—unprecedented for a self-published work—and influenced a generation of law students and teachers.</p> <p>In this well-known critique, Duncan Kennedy argues that legal education reinforces class, race, and gender inequality in our society. However, Kennedy proposes a radical egalitarian alternative vision of what legal education should become, and a strategy, starting from the anarchist idea of workplace organizing, for struggle in that direction. <B>Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy</B> is comprehensive, covering everything about law school from the first day to moot court to job placement to life after law school. Kennedy's book remains one of the most cited works on American legal education.</p><p>The visually striking original text is reprinted here, making it available to a new generation. The text is buttressed by commentaries by five prominent legal scholars who consider its meaning for today, as well as by an introduction and afterword by the author that describes the context in which Kennedy wrote the book, including a brief history of critical legal studies.</p>
Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the Pres...
by Brandt Goldstein

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 27, 2005

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A tale more riveting than fiction, <i>Storming the Court</i> is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. <br /> In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political asylum in the United States were forced into a detention camp at the American naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and told they might never be freed. <i>Storming the Court</i> takes readers inside this modern-day atrocity to tell the tale of Yvonne Pascal -- a young, charismatic activist -- and other Haitian refugees who had fled their violent homeland only to end up prisoners at Guantánamo. They had no lawyers, no contact with the outside world, and no hope...except for a band of students at Yale Law School fifteen hundred miles away. <br /> Led by Harold Koh, a gifted but untested law professor, these remarkable twentysomethings waged a legal war against two U.S. presidents to defend the Constitution and the principles symbolized by the Statue of Liberty. It was an education in law unlike any other. With the refugees' lives at stake, the students threw aside classes and career plans to fight an army of government attorneys in a case so politically volatile that the White House itself intervened in the legal strategy. <br /> Featuring a real-life cast that includes Kenneth Starr and other top Justice Department officials, U.S. marines, radical human-rights lawyers, and Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, <i>Storming the Court</i> follows the students from the classrooms at Yale to the prison camp at Guantánamo to the federal courts in New York and Washington as they struggle to save Yvonne Pascal and her fellow Haitian refugees. <br /> At a time when the treatment of post-9/11 Guantánamo detainees has been challenged in the public arena and the courts, this book traces the origins of the legal battle over America's use of the naval base as a prison and illuminates the troubling ways that politics can influence legal decisions. Above all, though, <i>Storming the Court</i> is the David-and-Goliath story of a group of passionate law students who took on their government in the name of the greatest of American values: freedom.
50 Real Law School Personal Statements: And Everything You Need t...
by jdMission Senior Consulta...

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English

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368

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October 06, 2015

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