Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881682
Format: PDF, 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.

Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Aspen Coursebook
ISBN: 9781454870036
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. "

Legal Reasoning Research and Writing for International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454805502
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. Since most students will have studied civil law and some comparative law, but are unfamiliar with U.S. legal culture, the book begins by comparing common and civil law and then builds practical skills on this foundation. This comparative law perspective helps explain unique and important features of the United States legal system. 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. An important discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes addresses subjects that surprise LL.M. students from cultures with a wide variety of norms and standards. As the Internet is likely to be the only legal research source available to foreign attorneys accessing U.S. law from their countries of origin,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. Charts and summaries can be used as helpful reference tools. The Third Edition offers suggestions and exercises to gain confidence and participate in U.S. classrooms. Research chapters are updated to include more in-depth international research explanations and exercises. More in-depth examples and exercises demonstrate drafting contracts. An expanded and revised chapter on the use of case method includes a synthesis of international case law, such as WTO appellate opinions and CISG interpretation. A new section on legal changes includes indications of success and failure. Hallmark features of Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students: Helps international students understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States Uses a comparative law perspective to explain unique and important features of the United States legal system begins by comparing common and civil law builds on this foundation with practical skills assumes the reader has studied law but is unfamiliar with U.S. legal culture Helps LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers, in particular features chapters that are short and clear repeat the major points for greater comprehension Includes methodology of research and writing componentsin preparing legal documents bases reasoning andwriting components on standard IRAC analysis integrates citation format information into the text Incorporates discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes helpful when teaching students from a wide variety of cultures Includes exercises in each chapter to apply new skills to practical problems exercises can be done in the law library or on the Internet, with commercial or non-commercial Websites the Internet is likely the only legal research source available to foreign attorneys accessing US law from their countries of origin Provides charts and summaries as reference tools

Thinking Like a Lawyer

Author: Kenneth J. Vandevelde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973888
Format: PDF, Docs
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Law students, law professors, and lawyers frequently refer to the process of "thinking like a lawyer," but attempts to analyze in any systematic way what is meant by that phrase are rare. In his classic book, Kenneth J. Vandevelde defines this elusive phrase and identifies the techniques involved in thinking like a lawyer. Unlike most legal writings, which are plagued by difficult, virtually incomprehensible language, this book is accessible and clearly written and will help students, professionals, and general readers gain important insight into this well-developed and valuable way of thinking.Updated for a new generation of lawyers, the second edition features a new chapter on contemporary perspectives on legal reasoning. A useful new appendix serves as a survival guide for current and prospective law students and describes how to apply the techniques in the book to excel in law school.

Legal Writing Exercises

Author: Stephanie J. Thompson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314263957
Format: PDF, Docs
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This workbook, designed to accompany any legal writing text, provides a step-by-step approach to objective and persuasive legal writing. It draws upon three case files to instruct students on the essential components of an objective memorandum and a persuasive brief. Each case file begins with a fact pattern and relevant legal authority, followed by a series of worksheets covering the essential components of an objective memorandum and a persuasive brief. Each worksheet includes brainstorming questions and writing formulas to allow students to master an approach to legal writing they can use throughout their careers.

Foundations of Legal Research and Writing

Author: Carol Bast
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133278299
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book’s up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Writing

Author: Ann Sinsheimer
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314906724
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new Legal Writing textbook guides first year law students and those new to legal writing through the thinking and writing process used in the legal profession. It builds skills gradually and introduces students to reading and briefing cases, gathering facts using various methods, drafting memoranda and client communications, and writing for the court. This book covers both predictive and persuasive writing in a way that is accessible to students. Students will also learn to edit their work and the work of others for style and substance. The text gives examples for students to use as models and has many interactive exercises through which students can test their newly acquired skills. The online text has links to the cases that students will need, definitions, videos, and exercises to help them hone their writing skills. In addition to learning about written documents and how to communicate in the U.S. common law system, the authors provide an international perspective. Students will learn about civil law traditions through the comparative exercises included in this text. The text also addresses ways to stay focused and reduce stress during law school and in legal careers through the concept of mindful lawyering. Examples in writing and on video showing how judges and lawyers stay focused and mindful are linked in the text. Students should enjoy working with this material and the online components of the text and will benefit from the unique features this interactive casebook offers.

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Author: John C. Dernbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.