Learning from Practice

Author: Leah Wortham
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 9780314152848
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Mobi
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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.

Contracts

Author: Christina L. Kunz
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314283078
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Lawyers in Practice

Author: Leslie C. Levin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226475158
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do lawyers resolve ethical dilemmas in the everyday context of their practice? What are the issues that commonly arise, and how do lawyers determine the best ways to resolve them? Until recently, efforts to answer these questions have focused primarily on rules and legal doctrine rather than the real-life situations lawyers face in legal practice. The first book to present empirical research on ethical decision making in a variety of practice contexts, including corporate litigation, securities, immigration, and divorce law, Lawyers in Practice fills a substantial gap in the existing literature. Following an introduction emphasizing the increasing importance of understanding context in the legal profession, contributions focus on ethical dilemmas ranging from relatively narrow ethical issues to broader problems of professionalism, including the prosecutor’s obligation to disclose evidence, the management of conflicts of interest, and loyalty to clients and the court. Each chapter details the resolution of a dilemma from the practitioner’s point of view that is, in turn, set within a particular community of practice. Timely and practical, this book should be required reading for law students as well as students and scholars of law and society.

Lawyers as Leaders

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199896224
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Essentials of Clinical Supervision

Author: Jane M. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essentials of Supervision presents, in the popular Essentials format, the key information students need to learn in a course on supervision. Utilizing pedagogical tools such as call-out boxes, Test Yourself questions, and case studies, the author provides step-by-step guidelines for effective planning, goal setting, and evaluation, along with tips for giving constructive feedback and applying coaching strategies to motivate supervisees. She also clearly explains how to manage paperwork and describes specialized techniques, such as using video in supervision. This informative text also includes a special section on ethics authored by a leading expert in the field.

Research Methods for Counseling

Author: Robert J. Wright
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321541
Format: PDF, Docs
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Research Methods for Counseling: An Introduction provides a rich, culturally sensitive presentation of current research techniques in counseling. Author Robert J. Wright introduces the theory and research involved in research design, measurement, and assessment with an appealingly clear writing style. He addresses ways to meet the requirements of providing the data needed to facilitate evidence-based therapy and interventions with clients, and also explains methods for the evaluation of counseling programs and practices. This comprehensive resource covers a broad range of research methods topics including qualitative research, action research, quantitative research including, sampling and probability, and probability-based hypothesis testing. Coverage of both action research and mixed methods research designs are also included.

Judicial Process

Author: Wayne McCormack
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634608121
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Judicial Process is the perfect accompaniment to field placements and their classroom components. Designed specifically to complement a student's judicial internship, Judicial Process explores both the practical and theoretical aspects of clerking. Coverage includes practical skills and concepts interns must master, including knowledge of court structures and procedure, the role of the clerk in chambers, memo and opinion writing, ethical considerations, statutory interpretation, common law reasoning, and constitutional interpretation. Simultaneously, the book explores theoretical topics in the American judicial system, including the judicial decision-making process; judicial power and independence; judicial selection, conduct, and discipline; administrative, problem-solving, and international tribunals; alternatives to traditional litigation; and bias in the system. The text includes cogent explanation, crisply edited cases, and thought-provoking questions designed to generate classroom discussion and guided reflection. Written by faculty with more than 20 years of experience teaching experiential courses and their classroom components, Judicial Process integrates the doctrine, theory, skills, and ethics required for all field placements.