Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy

Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court
Author: Michael D. Murray,Christy Hallam DeSanctis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599413976
Category: Law
Page: 562
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The Murray and DeSanctis titles are designed for the current generation of law students whose familiarity and comfort with on-line and computer-based learning create a demand for teaching resources that take advantage of that familiarity and comfort level. Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court is designed for second semester and upper-division advanced writing courses involving advocacy and oral argument at the trial and appellate levels and in moot court competitions. This book employs the TREAT paradigm and doctrine of explanatory synthesis to maximize the persuasive potential of appellate-level legal writing for actual practice and for moot court competitions. It is well suited for use as a primary text in an upper division appellate advocacy or advanced writing course or moot court program, or as a primary or supplemental text for first year legal writing courses that focus on appellate advocacy as the pedagogical model to teach legal writing skills. Paired with the book is an electronic, computer-based version of the text that adds links to on-line databases and internet-based resources and supplements the text with pop-up definitions from Black's Law Dictionary. The electronic version of the text is searchable and highly portable, with internal and external navigation links, making them more valuable for use in class and out. The interactive text employs a layout that departs from the traditional, all-text casebook format through use of callout text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, or other useful information for law students.

The North Carolina State Constitution


Author: John V. Orth,Paul M. Newby
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199915148
Category: Law
Page: 232
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North Carolina's state constitution charts the evolution over two centuries of a modern representative democracy. In The North Carolina State Constitution, John V. Orth and Paul M. Newby provide an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the state's governing charter. In addition to an overview of North Carolina's constitutional history, it provides an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of North Carolina's constitution. Co-authored by Paul M. Newby, a sitting justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the second edition includes significant constitutional amendments adopted since the date of the first edition. Almost every article was affected by the changes. Some were minor-such as the lengthening the term of magistrates-and some were more significant, such as spelling out the rights of victims of crimes. One was obviously major: granting the governor the power to veto legislation-making North Carolina's governor the last American governor to be given that power. In addition, the North Carolina Supreme Court has continued the seemingly never-ending process of constitutional interpretation. Some judicial decisions answered fairly routine questions about the powers of office, such as the governor's clemency power. Others were politically contentious, such as deciding the constitutional constraints on legislative redistricting. And one continues to have momentous consequences for public education, recognizing the state's constitutional duty to provide every school child in North Carolina with a "sound, basic education." The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the state's constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

New York civil appellate practice


Author: Mark Davies,Marianne Stecich,Risa I. Gold,George Bundy Smith,Lawrence T. D'Aloise
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 1213
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Point Made

How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
Author: Ross Guberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199943850
Category: Law
Page: 352
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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

The Bluebook

A Uniform System of Citation
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789998255289
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 415
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Provides a guide to legal citation information inthe United States. Compiled from the Columbia LawReview, 105th edition, c2005; Harvard Law Review,118th edition, c2005; Univ. of Pennsylvania LawReview, 153rd edition, c2005; and the Yale LawJournal, 114th edition, c2005. New edition offersthe Bluepages for beginning law students.

New York Practice, Student Edition


Author: PATRICK. CONNORS
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781642421064
Category:
Page: 1564
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Described by many lawyers as the bible of New York practice, Siegel's Hornbook on New York Practice serves as the complete guide to civil practice in New York state courts, with a broad perspective in each subject. Used by students, lawyers, and judges alike and cited in thousands of New York cases, it discusses such topics as statutes of limitations, personal jurisdiction, appearance, venue, parties, papers, pleadings, motion practice, accelerated judgment, provisional remedies, disclosure, pretrial incidents, judgment, arbitration, and res judicata. The hornbook addresses pitfalls for practicing attorneys and judges. To eliminate the gap between what a student learns in law school and what a new lawyer actually needs to know in practice, the book starts from scratch on subjects, rather then assuming knowledge. This time-saving reference guide contains expert commentary; footnote citations to leading court decisions; and tables of cases, statutes and court rules.

Civil Procedure Stories


Author: Kevin M. Clermont
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781599413471
Category: Law
Page: 555
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This book is a collaborative effort by fourteen law-school professors to provide a deeper understanding of the great civil procedure cases. The professors each wrote a short chapter on one of the cases, retelling the cases in their own voice and by their own method. Each chapter has a fairly consistent structure, with separate sections on: social and legal background of the case; factual background of the case; lower court proceedings in the case; final appellate disposition, including issues, decisions, reasons, and separate opinions; factual postscript to the case; immediate impact of the case on the development of the law (why the case is famous and when it became so); and continuing importance of the case today (why it is still a leading case).The accompanying website, http://civprostories.law.cornell.edu, serves as a research tool for students, academics, and practitioners. The poste

Child Exploitation and Trafficking

Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses
Author: Virginia M. Kendall,T. Markus Funk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442209828
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Each year, more than two million children around the world fall victim to commercial sexual exploitation. The numbers of children sexually abused for non-commercial purposes are even higher. Put simply, the growing, increasingly-organized epidemic of child exploitation demands a coordinated response. The aim of this book is to bring some fresh thinking to this complicated area of the law, and to help erase some of its counterproductive mythology. The book provides the first comprehensive, practical introduction to the history and present-day reality of child sexual exploitation, as well as to the interconnected web of domestic and transnational federal laws and law enforcement efforts launched in response thereto. It is written from the distinctive perspective of those who have spent their careers in the trenches investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these intricate and commonly emotional cases. Relying on real-world examples, the authors offer proscriptive and descriptive practical advice and reform proposals aimed at those involved at all levels in this difficult area. Serving as a “first-line” resource for clear, practical thinking on the range of complex, and often misunderstood, investigative, prosecutorial, and rehabilitative issues surrounding child exploitation cases, this work is a must-have for anyone with interest in the protection of children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Labor Law Analysis and Advocacy


Author: Robert A. Gorman,Matthew W. Finkin
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1578233259
Category: Law
Page: 1486
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Labor Law Analysis and Advocacy presents in detail, but within a single volume, the interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act as developed by the federal courts and the National Labor Relations Board. The book explores the pertinent legal rules as currently interpreted and applied; as well as the evolution and underlying purposes of the rules, the persuasiveness of the court and NLRB decisions, and the significant open issues. A unique and important feature is the treatment of matters of practice, procedure and strategy that are of importance to the practicing attorney, whether representing management, labor, employees or the government. Practice tips are interspersed throughout as "Advocate Practice Points" translating the legal rules into advice and strategies. These tips address the practicalities of labor law, and set forth thoughtful advice for use in common real-life situations, from the perspective of both labor and management. Labor Law Analysis and Advocacy is largely derived from a treatise in the Hornbook series (West Publishing Co.) written initially in 1976 (by Professor Gorman) and revised by Professors Gorman and Finkin in 2004. The principal audiences for this publication are both generalist and specialist practitioners, ranging from those interested in an introduction to basic labor law principles to those interested in the specifics of their application, whether presenting cases before courts or the NLRB or advising clients about concerted activities or collective bargaining. Labor Law Analysis and Advocacy is also of value to federal judges and their law clerks, and to students doing basic or advanced study in labor law.

California Style Manual

A Handbook of Legal Style for California Courts and Lawyers
Author: Edward W. Jessen
Publisher: West Group Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 273
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Rev. ed. of: California style manual / by Robert E. Formichi. 3rd ed. c1986.

Trusts


Author: George Taylor Bogert
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 794
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Authoritative text provides concise, up-to-date explanation of the laws and rules governing the creation, enforcement, administration, and termination of trusts. Includes coverage on voluntary trusts, charitable trusts, and trusts created by operation of law, as well as those applicable to similar fiduciary relationships. In addition, numerous references are made to current state statutes relevant to particular subject areas, and to widely adopted state statutes such as the Uniform Probate Code. Also contains federal statutes such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Rugged Justice

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the American West, 1891-1941
Author: David C. Frederick
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083813
Category: History
Page: 331
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And in one celebrated Alaska gold rush case, the court in 1900 thwarted an attempt to steal vast sums of gold by judicial process in Nome, Alaska.

Understanding Civil Procedure


Author: Gene R. Shreve,Peter Raven-Hansen
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327189894
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This well-established treatise is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. It also reflects the authors' belief that students of civil procedure can understand and appreciate complex principles when they are clearly presented; teaching civil procedure does not require dumbing it down. The authors use the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as a model, but they also refer to different state rules and doctrines where appropriate in order to present a representative cross-section of state models. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Federal Tax Practice and Procedure

Cases, Materials, and Problems
Author: Camilla E. Watson,Brookes D. Billman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314276438
Category: Law
Page: 1514
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This book serves as an introductory or supplemental teaching tool for a federal tax practice and procedure course. In addition, it can be used for a variety of course or seminar topics, including tax litigation, criminal tax practice and procedure, and tax ethics. The major change is that this edition will be updated into 2011. There have been several major cases in the tax procedure area and those cases will be in this edition. In addition, the section on collection due process has been expanded.