Academic Legal Writing

Author: Eugene Volokh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781599417509
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed to help law students write and publish articles, this text provides detailed instructions for every aspect of the law school writing, research, and publication process. Topics covered include law review articles and student notes, seminar term papers, how to shift from research to writing, cite-checking others work, publishing, and publicizing written works. The book helps law students and everyone else involved in academic legal writing: professors save time and effort communicating basic points to students; law schools satisfy the American Bar Association's second- and third-year writing requirements; and law reviews receive better notes from their staff. The Fourth Edition adds examples drawn from successful student notes, coupled with detailed explanations of what makes the examples effective, and how they could have been made still more effective. It also elaborates further on how one can research a topic more comprehensively than many students do, both by finding a broader range of examples and applications, and by investigating the key cases more deeply.

Scholarly Writing for Law Students

Author: Elizabeth Fajans
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781683282075
Format: PDF
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This book fills an important niche in legal-writing literature by teaching law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law-review competitions and how to have their work recognized. It helps novices and more experienced scholars alike to write papers with a minimum of anxiety and a maximum of creativity. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming topics and theses, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. It covers both traditional doctrinal topics and newer areas like empirical studies. There are also chapters on footnotes, avoiding plagiarism, law review practice, and dissemination of student work through publication and submission to national writing competitions. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses, and a rubric for evaluating and editing scholarly papers and articles.

Election Law in the American Political System

Author: James A. Gardner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454883316
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of Election Law in the American Political System offers an easy to teach, student-friendly, intellectually rich casebook with comprehensive coverage of the legal rules and doctrines that shape democratic participation in the 21st century American political system. The second edition of this casebook is updated throughout with new material including identity theory of voting behavior, alternative electoral systems, emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration, and developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. Election Law in the American Political System also includes expanded coverage of developments regarding independent districting commissions, judicial elections, legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering, and the concept of “wisdom of the multitude.” With redesigned coverage and a thoughtful selection and careful editing of cases, the second edition contextualizes legal doctrine by providing insightful background readings and using expository material to introduce topics. New to the Second Edition: New coverage: Identity theory of voting behavior. Alternative electoral systems, including limited and cumulative voting and the single transferable vote. Evolution of judicial review of democratic processes. Developments concerning the advent of “fake news” in election campaigns. The emerging law of “ballot selfies.” Emerging metrics for evaluating the quality of election administration. Expanded coverage of: Concept of “wisdom of the multitude” Legal standards to adjudicate partisan gerrymandering. Developments regarding independent districting commissions, including an extended excerpt from Arizona State Legislature Judicial elections.

Making Law Review

Author: Wes Henricksen
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781611636581
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every year, law students participate in the "write-on competition" for a shot at membership on the law review. Too many, however, enter the competition unprepared. This book is designed to help readers become familiar with how the competition works, how to prepare for it, and how to write a winning submission paper. Author Wes Henricksen interviewed dozens of current and former law review members at many of the top law schools to learn their secrets to success in the write-on competition. This book synthesizes those students' experiences into a comprehensive body of valuable advice.

Becoming a Law Professor

Author: Brannon P. Denning
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429947
Format: PDF
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This book is a soup-to-nuts guide, taking aspiring legal academics from their first aspirations on a step-by-step journey through the practicalities of the Association of American Law School's hiring conference, on-campus interviews, and preparing for the first semester of teaching.

Legal Moral and Metaphysical Truths

Author: Kimberly Kessler Ferzan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191008974
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Perhaps more than any other scholar, Michael Moore has argued that there are deep and necessary connections between metaphysics, morality, and law. Moore has developed every contour of a theory of criminal law, from philosophy of action to a theory of causation. Indeed, not only is he the central figure in retributive punishment but his moral realist position places him at the center of many jurisprudential debates. Comprising of essays by leading scholars, this volume dicusses and challenges the work of Michael Moore from one or more of the areas where he has made a lasting contribution, namely, law, morality, metaphysics, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The volume begins with a riveting contribution by Heidi Hurd, wherein she takes an unadorned and unabashed look at the man behind this monumental body of work, full of both triumphs and sadness. A number of essays focus on Moore's view of the purpose and justification of the criminal law, specifically his endorsement of retributivism and legal moralism. The book then addresses Moore's work in the various aspects of the general part of the criminal law, including Moore's position on how to understand criminal acts for double jeopardy purposes, Moore's claim that accomplice liability is superfluous, Moore's views about the culpability of negligence, and the relationship between that view and proximate causation. Furthermore, the subject of defences in criminal law is addressed, including self-defence as well as the intersection of the psychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, and the criminal law. Also discussed are features of morality, and Moore's work in general jurisprudence. Finally, Moore concludes the volume with an essay that defends and delineates the features of his views.

Labor Law

Author: Michael H. Harper
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860766
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A rigorous, analytical, modern, and practical approach to the issues and challenges of labor law and labor policy.

Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process

Author: Randall Coyne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608957
Format: PDF
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Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process provides comprehensive coverage of a number of issues, including the philosophical debate over the death penalty, constitutional challenges to the death penalty, the modern death penalty scheme, jury selection, capital sentencing, ineffective assistance of counsel, state appeals and post-conviction, federal habeas corpus, federal death penalty, and international law. The materials are kept up to date through annual supplements and letter updates.

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well

Author: Tom Goldstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520963350
Format: PDF
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In this critically acclaimed book, Tom Goldstein and Jethro K. Lieberman demystify legal writing, outline the causes and consequences of poor writing, and prescribe easy-to-apply remedies to improve it. Reflecting changes in law practice over the past decade, this revised edition includes new sections around communicating digitally, getting to the point, and writing persuasively. It also provides an editing checklist, editing exercises with a suggested revision key, usage notes that address common errors, and reference works to further aid your writing. This straightforward guide is an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and law students.

The First Amendment and Related Statutes

Author: Eugene Volokh
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634605106
Format: PDF, Docs
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This popular casebook examines the First Amendment using expertly-edited cases, summaries of the law, analysis of the structure of policy arguments, and problems for class discussion. The new edition features updated coverage of strict scrutiny, content-neutral restrictions, the government as subsidizer, the no endorsement principle, the no coercion principle, and religious exemptions.