Open Book

Author: Barry Friedman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 9781454806073
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
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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.

Strategies for Success in Law School and Beyond

Author: Frank Read
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616639903
Format: PDF
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Maybe you've already made it through law school and are about to embark on the real-life art of practicing law. There are a few things you need to know to be successful! A career in law can be one of the most fast-paced and exciting ventures. However, if you fail to lay the proper foundation, you could end up with no evidence to support yourself. Take it from the pros—there is a right way to do things! Join these three legal brains as they come together to give you Strategies for Success in Law School and Beyond.

Hard nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor

Author: Austen L. Parrish
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608025
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Vanishing American Lawyer

Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019974937X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over 4,000 lawyers lost their positions at major American law firms in 2008 and 2009. In The Vanishing American Lawyer, Professor Thomas Morgan discusses the legal profession and the need for both law students and lawyers to adapt to the needs and expectations of clients in the future. The world needs people who understand institutions that create laws and how to access those institutions' works, but lawyers are no longer part of a profession that is uniquely qualified to advise on a broad range of distinctly legal questions. Clients will need advisors who are more specialized than many lawyers are today and who have more expertise in non-legal issues. Many of today's lawyers do not have a special ability to provide such services. While American lawyers have been hesitant to change the ways they can improve upon meeting client needs, lawyers in other countries, notably Great Britain and Australia, have been better at adapting. Law schools must also recognize the world their students will face and prepare them to operate successfully within it. Professor Morgan warns that lawyers must adapt to new client needs and expectations. The term "professional" should be applied to individuals who deserve praise for skilled and selfless efforts, but this term may lead to occupational suicide if it becomes a justification for not seeing and adapting to the world ahead.

When Law Goes Pop

Author: Richard K. Sherwin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226752914
Format: PDF
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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, Mobi
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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

1000 Days to the Bar

Author: Dennis J. Tonsing
Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
ISBN: 083773813X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is a powerful, accessible and practical book that breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students’ study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real- life representation of their clients. Students who employ its methods not only improve their law school performances and increase their chances of passing the bar on their first try, but they also come to understand the practical implica- tions of their hard work for the transition into the real world of practice, where clients entrust to lawyers the protection of their rights, their property, liberties, sometimes even their lives. In other words, students will learn how to practice law while pursuing success in studying law.