Just Research

Author: Laurel Currie Oates
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888040
Format: PDF, ePub
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Just Research provides students with the information and skills that will enable them to do thorough and cost-effective research as soon as they enter into practice. Highly respected authors Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist describe the sources that can be used to research the most common types of legal issues, for example, issues governed by state statutes and regulations, issues governed by federal statutes and regulations, issues governed by local law, and issued governed by common law.

Just Memos

Author: Laurel Currie Oates
Publisher: Aspen Coursebook
ISBN: 9781454894346
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Just Memos, adapted from The Legal Writing Handbook, provides focused coverage on the proper way to write a legal memorandum. The authors explain the features unique to memo writing and how to effectively execute these features in practice. Helpful examples are included throughout the book, including both simple and more complex memoranda to give students insight into the expectations for the finished product. Like the authors' other texts, the authors provide a straightforward, step-by-step approach that is easy for students to understand. Key Features: Expanded chapters on case and statutory interpretation A new chapter on the difference between mandatory and persuasive authority Reorganized, more reader-friendly chapter on writing the discussion section, and expanded chapter that reviews other types of analysis Unique coverage of memo writing by itself, for students who need extra guidance, or for professors who want to add extra coverage to their current legal writing text Information designed to help undergraduates make the transition from different types of academic writing to legal writing, and to help foreign students and foreign lawyers understand the rhetorical preferences of United States lawyers

Preparing for Practice

Author: Amy Vorenberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454885688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preparing for Practice is a fresh approach to the 1L first semester legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to master the MPT section of the bar exam and learn legal analysis and writing from a practice perspective. The coursebook combines practice-oriented case files with theoretical content, eliminating the need for professors to create their own case files.

Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students helps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, in particular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. A methodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented, and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used by many instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements as they become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text. Most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on the Web as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercial websites. Key Features: An example of rule synthesis based on the simple Soccer close memo example that had been included in the third edition Updated the chapter on the use of technology in the court system and by practicing attorneys, and how both changing technology and economic changes are affecting the legal profession in the United States. New, straightforward, and very effective way for students to outline essay exam questions.

The Practice of Mediation

Author: Douglas N. Frenkel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454821434
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 2008,The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text was the first book to combine in-depth textual analysis of the mediation process with videos illustrating the stages of the mediation process and the many constituent skills of effective mediators. Written in a highly accessible and conversational style, the text provides students a sophisticated understanding of the negotiation process and the barriers to conflict resolution. Accompanied by video of three unscripted mediated disputes, based on actual cases, the presentation allows students to see what they are reading about, preparing them for all major approaches to mediation. The Second Edition of this widely adopted text contains new and expanded coverage of on-line mediation, cross-cultural mediation and co-mediation, as well as new, non-legal examples of the use of mediation. It includes a revised and expanded discussion of effective persuasion and problem solving, based on cutting edge social science research findings. And it expands the video content from 6 to 7 hours, by including a new, full-length video of the text s high-conflict child custody study, illustrating the stages of the process in sequence. Features of The Practice of Mediation: Accessible, conversational style. Provides students with a sophisticated conceptual understanding of the negotiation process and the cognitive, psychological and strategic barriers to conflict resolution. Teaches about the mediation process from the inside out, breaking down the skills of effective mediation into their component parts. Offers close analysis of major ethical and role issues that mediators encounter. Prepares students for all of the major approaches to mediation. Includes a self-contained chapter with video extracts on representing clients in mediation Includes seven hours of online video, depicting nine professional mediators, with different backgrounds and orientations, mediating three different cases, often with very different results. The video extracts are fully integrated with the text, enabling students to see what they are reading about as they read it. The online video saves precious classroom time, allowing viewing and analysis outside of class. The three cases depicted in the video are based on real, mediated disputes: A child custody case. A small-claims consumer dispute between a homeowner and a kitchen contractor. A complex negligence suit filed by a tenant against his former landlord after an intruder robbed him at knifepoint. The video includes an extended comparative example of facilitative and evaluative mediation of the same matter. Mediators and lawyers perform as they would in the actual case. Professional actors portray the role of the disputants in an extremely realistic fashion.

Legal Writing and Analysis

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions. A concise, straightforward guide to developing legal writing and analysis skills for beginning legal writers. Features: New material on drawing factual inferences, one of the most important kinds of reasoning for legal writers. Citation materials updated to cover the new editions of both ALWD and the Bluebook. Companion web site includes additional examples of office memos, opposing briefs, and summary judgment motions.

Pretrial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454870001
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pretrial Advocay: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation for both teachers and students. Pretrial Advocay covers both criminal and civil pretrial practice, with a focus on federal and state litigation. Professional responsibilty and civility are emphasized through the text. Checklists of skills, techniques, and ethics, which appear in each chapter, as well as 79 assignments, designed for student role-play performances, allow for greater student comprehension. Features New complete password-protected website (aspenadvocacybooks.com) containing: Streaming videos 79 assignments for role-play skills performances, such as drafting pleadings and taking and defending a deposition Drafting demand letters and mediation briefs with a step-by-step explanation of how to draft effective demand letters and mediation bries with examples Pleadings Chapter newly revised and enhanced Up-to-date Rules changes are incorporated

Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860065
Format: PDF, ePub
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Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book

Mock Trials

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632813130
Format: PDF
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A mock trial may officially begin with opening statements, but experienced competitors know that the dialogue between counsel and the court beforehand can make or break their chances of prevailing. In this new edition of Mock Trials, the authors have added an entire new chapter ("Pretrial Matters") to explain the questions students should ask before a mock trial begins and why the answers to those questions are important. Just as in an actual trial, pre-trial matters do matter in mock trials because they can affect nearly every aspect of case preparation and presentation. First published in 2000, Mock Trials has become the leading textbook used by students and coaches to prepare for mock trial competitions. The Second Edition improves upon the first by providing students and coaches at every level with a complete step-by-step guide to preparing, presenting and winning a mock trial. Diagrams, charts and summaries, as well as sample fact scenarios, colloquies and arguments, are used to explain complicated concepts simply in an easy-to-follow and interesting manner. This textbook is specifically designed for use by pre-law and law students, but the legal and stylistic techniques it teaches remain applicable throughout lawyers' careers. For high school and undergraduate students competing in mock trials or considering a career in law, Mock Trials gives a solid overview of the conduct of a trial from start to finish. It's also perfect for mock trial coaches to use as a how-to guide. Topics addressed in this edition of Mock Trials include: • Understanding the law and how trials work • Organizing your trial binder • Discerning the material admissible facts and outlining your case • Devising a compelling theme and theory and telling a memorable story • Communicating effectively both verbally and nonverbally • Tailoring your presentation to bench trials versus jury trials • Getting the most mileage out of pretrial dialogue with the court • Understanding the rules of evidence and procedure • Planning out your direct and cross examinations • Laying foundations to admit all types of evidence • Making and responding to evidentiary objections • Drawing the sting and impeaching witnesses on bad facts • Examining and challenging experts effectively • Giving compelling opening statements and closing arguments

Just Writing

Author: Anne Enquist
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454888075
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.