Experiential Legal Research

Author: Diana Donahoe
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454831650
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Print publication based on the online legal research materials available at TeachingLaw Features: Takes a clear, straightforward approach to research sources and strategies plus to citation (ALWD and Bluebook styles) and grammar. Covers 1L material including finding federal and state statutes and cases, using secondary sources, and strategies for effective and efficient research; also covers upper-class courses with materials on administrative law and legislative history. Breaks down the research process into manageable tasks, discussing strategies for the process and presenting specific strategies for each legal source, including specifics on updating the law. Uses hypothetical fact patterns and case briefs to illustrate research plans and strategies. Provides maps, diagrams, text boxes, and tables to summarize material and provide visual interest. Instructs through annotated facsimiles and screen shots of a wide variety of law and research sources. Provides abundant, thorough study aid materials Quick References and Checklists: reinforce and test students' understanding of the material Quizzes and Self-Assessments: allow students and teachers to test students' understanding of the material Exercises: for use as in-class to reinforce the readings, such as exercises on case analogies, statutory interpretation, conciseness, and citation Can be used both as an aid to instructors and students working partially or predominantly in the electronic environment of TeachingLaw and as a standalone primary or supplementary textbook. Online version of the book includes an idea bank, a school bank for sharing, and an integrated courseware program.

Basic Legal Research Workbook

Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454882204
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With a balance of online and traditional print sources, the Fifth Edition of BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH WORKBOOK encourages independent, experiential learning. Proven effective in the classroom, the authors’ carefully developed problems gradually progress from introductory to more complex. Whether accompanying Amy Sloan’s BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES, or any other legal research text, these exercises provide hands-on practice throughout the course that will serve students well in their careers as lawyers. Hallmarks of Basic Legal Research Workbook: Coverage that mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both online and print sources A logical and intuitive organization • Research exercises presented at graduated levels of difficulty, from guided research to open research requiring more advanced research skills Online research exercises with progressively more complex questions to instruct students on the latest interface features of commonly-used databases Print assignments that can work in multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources Companion website: www.aspenlawschool.com/books/sloan_workbook Building on its strengths, the timely Fifth Edition includes: Flexible exercises that can be completed online or in print • Updated problem sets Inclusion of Student Learning Outcomes that support formative and summative student assessment Updated exercises that reflect the latest versions of Westlaw and Lexis Questions that introduce students to Bloomberg Law and the latest government websites (e.g., govinfo.gov)

Criminal Financial Investigations

Author: Gregory A. Pasco
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466562625
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Understanding the financial motivations behind white collar crime is often the key to the apprehension and successful prosecution of these individuals. Now in its second edition, Criminal Financial Investigations: The Use of Forensic Accounting Techniques and Indirect Methods of Proof provides direct instruction on the "how to" aspects of criminal financial investigations, taking readers through the different approaches used in gathering evidence and demonstrating how to present circumstantial evidence to a judge or jury in a simple and convincing manner. Simplifying how the financial pieces fit together, this text: Presents the logic and reasoning involved in constructing a financial criminal investigation Describes the requirements for legal acceptance of forensic accounting investigations Includes relevant examples of the step-by-step processes involved in financial investigations Explores the pitfalls—and how to avoid them—in financial investigating Contains two investigations with step-by-step procedures from initial inquiry to case completion—for use as term or topical assignments or to promote class discussion New Chapters in the Second Edition: What Is a Financial Investigation? Indirect Methods in Tax Investigations Unique Aspects of Criminal Tax Investigations Innovative Applications Written by a former Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, this volume sets out a successful methodology enabling readers to identify, pursue, and successfully prosecute financial white collar crime.

Basic Legal Research Workbook Revised 4e

Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454850410
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With a balance of traditional print and current electronic sources, the Revised Fourth Edition of BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH WORKBOOK encourages independent, experiential learning. Proven effective in the classroom, the authors carefully developed problems gradually progress from introductory to more complex. Whether accompanying Amy Sloan s BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES, Sixth Edition, or any other legal research text, these exercises provide hands-on practice throughout the course that will serve students well in their careers as lawyers. Hallmarks of Basic Legal Research Workbook: Coverage that mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both print and electronic sources A logical and intuitive organization Library exercises, presented at graduating levels of difficulty, from basic searches to those requiring more advanced research skills Print assignments that can work in multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources Building on its strengths, the timely Revised Fourth Edition includes updated electronic research exercises that progressively instruct students on the latest interface features from WestlawNext and Lexis Advance.

The Mindful Legal Writer

Author: Heidi K. Brown
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454879629
Format: PDF, ePub
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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer

Author: Jill Barton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847484
Format: PDF
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The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the two-semester 1L legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today's millennial law students. The focus of this new coursebook is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents. The authors provide practical instruction on the basic writing and research tasks an attorney does daily. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, and legal research and citation using a "handbook" format, which allows easy access to key information. It also provide the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice.

Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases

Author: Andre Moenssens
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634607148
Format: PDF, Docs
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This text is the seventh edition of an authoritative work that has defined and shaped the legal analysis of scientific evidence for four decades. A single source and definitive reference for law students, scholars, practicing attorneys, and judges, it covers the critical topics in the law and the scientific disciplines most frequently encountered in the courtroom. It explains established capabilities and existing limitations of forensic science methodologies, as well as controversial and emerging issues in both the forensic science community and the legal system. For each discipline, the standards and qualifications of experts are presented along with evidentiary issues and admissibility challenges. This practical resource begins with an overview of admissibility standards for scientific evidence and expert testimony and considerations for selecting and working with experts. It covers the legal principles relevant to demonstrative exhibits used by expert witnesses in connection with scientific evidence. Drawing upon extensive case references and current research articles, the book includes such topics and disciplines as fingerprint evidence, firearm and toolmark evidence, forensic document examination, fire scene and explosives investigation, trace evidence, vehicle investigations, digital forensics, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic biology and DNA analysis, controlled substances analysis, and forensic psychiatry and psychology.

Pretrial

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This clear and concise book organizes pretrial planning into a series of steps students can easily master. The book s methodology includes providing students sample documentation for each stage of the civil case. Expanded discussion on use of internet for fact investigations New material on liens on settlements Coverage of new Supreme Court cases and the general notice requirements for claims

Researching the Law

Author: Amy E. Sloan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887125
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Concise new title by the top author in legal research. Focuses on pre-and post-search analysis for effectively filtering vast amounts of material. Teaches students how to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information to solve a legal problem. Features: Concise, reasonably priced new title from the top legal research author. Approaches legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast search results. Part I: Explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research; and establish post-search criteria for filtering results. Part II: Describes essential features of individual sources of authority and search strategies unique to each source. Part III: Contains research flowcharts to help students plan research strategy for different types of research projects. Contains all information students need to learn fundamental principles of legal research. Can also be used to complement other texts and classroom materials. Not simply a shorter version of Basic Legal Research. Looks at research as a process of filtering the available information, rather than as a process that requires first choosing the right source of authority to solve a legal problem.

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888105
Format: PDF
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.