Open Book

Author: Barry Friedman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454806073
Format: PDF
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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School is accompanied by the Web site www.openbooklaw.com Wolters Kluwer Law & Business adds an outstanding volume to its list of practical tools for law school success - a contemporary, accessible and complete guide to exam preparation by two leading scholars and teachers Wolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for law school success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School offers today's law students more than simple exam preparation. The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linking exam-taking to the actual practice of law, they explain what it means to "think like a lawyer" in an exam setting, and how to get the most out of classes. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, "the pinball method of exam-taking," and provides detailed examples and a wealth of concrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers―including professors teaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law school administrators―have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerous student reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habits and their entire outlook on law school. With straightforward prose, memorable, and often humorous illustrations, and a unique insider's perspective, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School opens a clear path to law school success. Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. An accompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers with access to free sample outlines, class notes, and class briefs. In addition, the Web site offers, as paid content, actual law school exams in all of the standard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professors who wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotated by the same professors. Features of Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com ISBN for the book to look it up is: 9781454806073 High-profile, experienced authors Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course Distinctive central pedagogy: "the pinball method" of exam-taking Explains not just the "how" but the "why" of law school exams-- what makes law school exams unique Numerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques Straightforward, often humorous style encourages engagement Key points accented with memorable illustrations Not just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law school Extensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellar Current law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law school Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com Free content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefs Paid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors Testimonial: Open book is a helpful resource for every law student. I received the book as a 1L and it provided an

Open Book

Author: Barry Friedman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877324
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, 2E is a book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. Now in an expanded second edition, the book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams. The authors, award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, give students an inside look at law school by explaining how, despite appearances to the contrary, classes connect to exams and exams connect to the practice of law. Open Book introduces them to the basic structure of our legal system and to the distinctive features of legal reasoning. To prepare students for exams, the book explains in clear and careful detail what exams are designed to test. It then devotes a single, clearly written chapter to each step of the process of answering exams. It also contains a wealth of material, both in the book and digitally, on preparing for exams. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Open Book comes with a free suite of 18 actual law school exams in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property and Torts, written and administered by law professors. These exams include not only questions, but: (1) annotations from the professors explaining what they were looking for; (2) model answers written by the professors themselves; and (3) actual student answers, with professor comments that explain why certain answers were stronger of weaker. As Open Book explains, there is no better way to prepare for exams than by practicing, and these unique materials will enable students to get the most out of their pre-exam practice.

The Vanishing American Lawyer

Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199737738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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selfless efforts, but professionalism will lead to occupational suicide if it is used as a justification for not seeing and adapting to the world ahead." --Book Jacket.

When Law Goes Pop

Author: Richard K. Sherwin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226752914
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"When Law Goes Pop" is an examination of legal practice in today's world, one that should be needed by everyone concerned with the future of our legal system and the meaning we invest in it.

A Student s Guide to Legal Analysis

Author: Patrick M. McFadden
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Provides law students with a way of organizing and thinking about their coursework and about the cases, laws, and regulations they confront every day. a concise, accessible text designed to aid all law students regardless of subject matter based on the premise that despite the law's complexity, there are three primary questions that recur in different guises throughout legal practice: -Is there a law?- Has it been violated?- What will be done about it? brings order to the chaotic stream of legal issues that law students confront in the cases and materials they study introduces the dynamics of legal argument gets students to recognize the basic questions posed in a legal dispute as well as the predictable reasons lawyers give for reaching one resolution or another contains a helpful glossary of legal terms and extensive Index, as well as a list of suggested readings

Hard nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor

Author: Austen L. Parrish
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608025
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If students wish to survive and excel in law school, they must approach it correctly. Students also need to understand what professors expect of them, or they will be left behind. Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Professor explains some of the correct ways to approach law school and provides insight into professor expectations. This book is designed for new law students who would like to improve their chances of doing well in law school. Written from the perspective of a cranky, cantankerous professor, the book side-steps pleasantries to provide no-nonsense, sometimes hard-nosed advice that is intended to instruct students on what they must do to succeed. While blunt, the practical advice is provided in a light-hearted, humorous way. The books aim is to give concise answers to questions that most students have when they begin law school. The books user-friendly style is one of its greatest assets. In tight, to-the-point chapters, the book addresses those tasks that students commonly face in law school: from reading and briefing cases, to outlining, to preparing and taking exams, to being called on in class. The book also provides advice on success outside the classroom, including preparing for the bar exam. In many ways, through the professors grumblings, the book promotes professionalism and common sense. At the back of the book are sample case briefs, outlines, and exam answers.

Getting to Maybe

Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 161163217X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.

How to Succeed in Law School

Author: Gary A. Munneke
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764139796
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(back cover) Updated to reflect today's law school experience, " How to Succeed in Law School " gives you the head start you'll need as you prepare to enter law school. The author describes the day-to-day law school experience, tells you which subjects you'll be taking, and advises on ways to develop the habits that will enable you to excel. He also offers tips on handling the inevitable stresses that are a part of law school. If law school is in your future, you need to read this book.

Women Lawyers

Author: Mona Harrington
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307831566
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The very presence of women in the law—normal as it may seem to us today—signals revolutionary change in a social order that for centuries entrusted control over its rules to men. Mona Harrington examines both the problems women meet when they claim equal authority as rule makers, and the impact of new perspectives and issues that women bring with them into the profession. On the basis of more than one hundred interviews with women lawyers, judges, law school professors, and law students, and through the stories of their daily experiences, Harrington pinpoints and analyzes the key factors holding women back in a profession still dominated by males—among them the “men’s club” ambience, the focus on billable hours, sexual harassment and the inequality it perpetuates, lingering unequal division of labor at home, and hostile media images of women in positions of power. She shows us what life is like for women lawyers in practice today and how their dilemmas reflect the social issues of our time. She gives us the voices of women who have adapted to the cultural codes of corporate law and women who have broken them; women who have successfully balanced their professional and private lives and women who feel trapped by the combination of long hours at the office and full responsibility at home. She introduces us to women in new and alternative firms, on the faculties of small public law schools, in in-house legal departments, in prosecutors’ offices and courtrooms—women who are devising new rules and legal theories to bring about change. Women Lawyers is must reading for every woman in the midst of—or contemplating—a career in the law, and for the men who work with them.