Learning from Practice

Author: Leah Wortham
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314152848
Format: PDF, ePub
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The new edition of this popular textbook for externship seminars has been revised and updated. It now includes several additional chapters written by contributing authors new to this edition, including a chapter on judicial externships, expanded material on ethical issues in externships, a chapter on creative problem solving, and a chapter on learning practical judgment. Chapters are designed for convenient use in a single class session, and the book offers a menu of topics among which teachers can choose to match the objectives for their particular externship course.

Learning from Practice

Author: Leah Wortham
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634596183
Format: PDF
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The third edition of Learning From Practice covers topics relevant to law students working in real practice settings, including externships, in-house clinics, and other experiential courses. Intended for use in course seminars and tutorials, each chapter helps students succeed in their work, reflect on their development, and plan for their lives as lawyers. The book starts with topics common to all real world experience: planning to meet goals, working under supervision, observing carefully, communicating effectively, understanding bias and cultural difference, and reflection. The book offers detailed coverage of ethical issues in experiential coursework including a new chapter on professionalism. A group of chapters address key lawyering abilities such as good judgment, client relationships, collaboration, writing for practice, and making presentations. This edition expands coverage of important practice areas including judicial, criminal justice, public interest, public service, and transactional practices. The closing chapters turn to the future and focus on developing professional identity, maintaining well-being, finding a job and career, and the future of the profession. Throughout, the book encourages students toward self-direction, reflection, dialogue and collaboration, critical assessment of law practice, and well-being and career satisfaction.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897597
Format: PDF
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Author: Lisa G. Lerman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887281
Format: PDF, ePub
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An indispensable tool for students taking courses in professional responsibility, this book contains only the essential resources: the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the official comments; a selection of the most distinctive state variations; and 124 practice questions, in the format used in the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), together with answers and detailed analyses. This volume includes: The ABA Rules of Professional Conduct, with official comments, as issued through August 2016. A carefully selected compilation of variations found in state ethics codes. Each variation was chosen to demonstrate a policy choice made by a state that departed from the ABA’s suggested model. The purpose is to enable students to compare certain state rules with the Model Rules and to better understand the policy choices reflected in the ABA Model Rules. Italicized words and additional notes in the state variations, to highlight the differences between the variations and the Model Rules. 124 original practice questions, organized into 14 topics, in the multiple-choice format used by the MPRE, so that students can test their understanding of each topic studied in the course. Detailed narrative analyses of the answer to each question, explaining why one choice is correct, and why each incorrect answer is not correct.

Lawyering in the Nation s Capital

Author: Nancy Hunt
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634594950
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lawyering in the Nation's Capital examines legislative process, congressional oversight, administrative law, executive power, statutory interpretation, judicial review of agency action, and the work and impact of Washington, D.C., attorneys working in government, lobbying, law firms, and nonprofits. In undertaking this survey, this text analyzes the sources of authority for those attorney functions and discusses the power struggle between the branches and, at times, between the offices within a single branch. This text further uncovers some of the more complex issues about how our federal government operates and asks thought-provoking questions about the outer limits of the power of each of the branches. It is ideal for companion courses for Washington, D.C., legal externship programs or for survey courses regarding government lawyers. The text is likewise a powerful reference book that clearly and succinctly explains complicated procedures, legal issues, and conflicts arising in and among the branches of government and within the private sector.

Lawyers as Leaders

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199896224
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why do we look to lawyers to lead, and why do so many of them prove to be so untrustworthy and unprepared? In Lawyers as Leaders, eminent law professor Deborah Rhode not only answers these questions but crafts an essential manual for attorneys who need to develop better leadership skills.

Contracts

Author: Christina L. Kunz
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314283078
Format: PDF, ePub
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This casebook helps students learn more effectively by providing questions to induce critical reading of and thinking about the course material. Appropriately-situated text boxes provide supplemental information to expand understanding. With better advance preparation, students start class at a more sophisticated level and proceed more easily to deeper analysis. The material is presented in a visually engaging manner, and the accompanying electronic version links directly to cited sources. Restatement, UCC, CISG, and UNIDROIT provisions appear in text, eliminating the need for a statutory supplement. In addition to class cases foundational in the development of many contracts concepts, the book includes highly teachable new cases chosen because they address current issues and modern business practices. "Practice Pointers" provide a transactional focus by exploring practical implications of legal doctrine. The book includes many problems, both essay and multiple-choice.

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer

Author: Jill Barton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847484
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Australian Clinical Legal Education

Author: Adrian Evans
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1760461040
Format: PDF, Docs
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Clinical legal education (CLE) is potentially the major disruptor of traditional law schools’ core functions. Good CLE challenges many central clichés of conventional learning in law—everything from case book method to the 50-minute lecture. And it can challenge a contemporary overemphasis on screen-based learning, particularly when those screens only provide information and require no interaction. Australian Clinical Legal Education comes out of a thorough research program and offers the essential guidebook for anyone seeking to design and redesign accountable legal education; that is, education that does not just transform the learner, but also inculcates in future lawyers a compassion for and service of those whom the law ought to serve. Established law teachers will come to grips with the power of clinical method. Law students struggling with overly dry conceptual content will experience the connections between skills, the law and real life. Regulators will look again at law curricula and ask law deans ‘when’?