What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know

An Introduction to the Study of Law
Author: Tracey E. George,Suzanna Sherry
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877286
Category: Law
Page: 224
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This brief book is designed to prepare students for their first year of law school, thereby decreasing their anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success. Also appropriate for non-J.D. students, including LLM students from foreign countries and graduate students outside law school. Features: Gives student basic grounding in discrete non-legal topics that are important to the contemporary study of law Includes “Test Your Understanding” boxes to allow students to use what they are learning Friendly writing style Images and graphics help students remember material

What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know

An Introduction to the Study of Law
Author: Tracey E. George,Susanna Sherry
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454841524
Category: Law
Page: 224
View: 4708

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This brief book is designed to prepare students for their first year of law school, thereby decreasing their anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success. Also appropriate for non-J.D. students, including LLM students from foreign countries and graduate students outside law school. Features: Gives student basic grounding in discrete non-legal topics that are important to the contemporary study of law Includes and“Test Your Understandingand” boxes to allow students to use what they are learning Friendly writing style Images and graphics help students remember material

What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know

An Introduction to the Study of Law
Author: Tracey E. George,Suzanna Sherry
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735582361
Category: Law
Page: 214
View: 1905

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With the aim of decreasing students' anxiety and increasing their chances of achieving academic success, What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law prepares students to get through their first year of law school. As a valuable reference over an entire law school career, it will continue to contribute to students' academic success. With a friendly and informal writing style, this orientation to law school features: insight into how and why law school works the way it does tools, techniques, and information for understanding first-year substantive law as fully as possible an overview of the American legal system and court structure a concise review of basic civics, including the structure of American government and sources of law introductions to analytic tools and methods of reasoning clear descriptions of basic legal concepts, such as standards of review and burdens of proof a look ahead at the goals of a legal education--and the life, duties, and responsibilities of being a lawyer exercises that allow students to independently test their understanding of the material in a particular section visual aids that help students grasp and remember the material a short primer on American history and legal philosophy as each is relevant to the study of law provides a self-study resource that students may use as they need What Every Law Student Really Needs to Know: An Introduction to the Study of Law offers a companion website that includes PowerPoint slides, problems, quizzes, and additional in-class exercises--as well as teaching notes that explain how to use this complete teaching package to greatest advantage.

Thinking Like a Lawyer


Author: Frederick Schauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032705
Category: Law
Page: 239
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This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates. But it is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. It covers such topics as rules, precedent, authority, analogical reasoning, the common law, statutory interpretation, legal realism, judicial opinions, legal facts, and burden of proof.

Deliberate Intent

A Lawyer Tells the True Story of Murder by the Book
Author: Rodney A. Smolla
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780609805633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 276
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Examines the wrongful death suit against Paladin Press, publisher of "The Hit Man," for the murders of three people.

Mindfulness for Law Students

Using the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School
Author: Scott L. Rogers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977345519
Category: Law
Page: 120
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Mindfulness for Law Students is a one-of-a-kind book that is specifically designed to introduce law students to fundamental contemplative practices as well as the cutting-edge research that shows how incorporating mindfulness techniques can alter the physical structure and function of the brain to reflect decreased levels of stress, increased levels of productivity and improved mental health. This book is based on the Jurisight(r) program - which uses legal terms and concepts to teach lawyers what they need to know about mindfulness and neuroscience to lead more balanced and effective lives - and written with input from law students, law professors and recent law school graduates to ensure that the lessons are accessible to law students and can be easily integrated into their busy schedules. "As a first-year law student, I found that I didn't need another book on the law school experience, nor a bevy of outlines and advice. What I needed was a way to help myself focus in the midst of a very intense and sometimes chaotic experience. Mindfulness for Law Students introduces mindfulness concepts in a way that will help law students remain self-aware and keep the law school experience in its proper perspective. " -- Dale Dobuler, second-year law stude

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know about American Law, Fifth Edition
Author: Jay M. Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190866322
Category: LAW
Page: 376
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"In this fifth edition of his bestselling classic, Jay Feinman provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the American legal system. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. Above all, Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law can be understood by everyone"--

Open Book

The Inside Track to Law School Success
Author: Barry Friedman,John C.P. Goldberg
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454877324
Category: Law
Page: 288
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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 Legal Analyst

A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law
Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226238369
Category: Law
Page: 326
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There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand, and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law. From classic ideas in game theory such as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” and the “Stag Hunt” to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth’s guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples. The Legal Analyst is an indispensable user’s manual for law students, experienced practitioners seeking a one-stop guide to legal principles, or anyone else with an interest in the law.

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

A Survival Guide
Author: Thane Josef Messinger
Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
ISBN: 9781888960198
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 231
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Life After Law

Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have
Author: Liz Brown
Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.
ISBN: 1937134652
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Written by Harvard-trained ex-law firm partner Liz Brown, Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have provides specific, realistic, and honest advice on alternative careers for lawyers. Unlike generic career guides, Life After Law shows lawyers how to reframe their legal experience to their competitive advantage, no matter how long they have been in or out of practice, to find work they truly love. Brown herself moved from a high-powered partnership into an alternative career and draws from this experience, as well as that of dozens of former practicing attorneys, in the book. She acknowledges that changing careers is hard much harder than it was for most lawyers to get their first legal job after law school but it can ultimately be more fulfilling for many than a life in law. Life After Law offers an alternative framework and valuable analytic tools for potential careers to help launch lawyers into new fields and make them attractive hires for non-legal employers.

Starting Off Right in Law School


Author: Carolyn Nygren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594608254
Category: Law
Page: 153
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Widely used in law schools, the first edition of Starting Off Right in Law School prepared new law students to excel in doctrinal courses. The second edition has been updated to prepare students both for the broader demands of doctrinal courses and for the more distinct reading and writing demands of legal writing courses. Equipped with many example cases, the book helps new law students determine which details of the case are important for doctrinal courses and which are more pertinent to legal writing courses; it also teaches students how to adapt their writing style to the requirements of each course. Chapters describe what different types of lawyers do, how they interact with clients and in courtrooms, and how students can effectively read cases, outline, and apply what they have learned on the exams. This book is the perfect tool for pre-law students to read on their own or for law school orientation required reading.

The Legal Career

Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice
Author: Katrina Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634599139
Category: Law
Page: 262
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This coursebook addresses key topics in the evolving legal profession and the business of law. The book features chapters on the traditional law firm; the corporate client; the emergence of alternative legal services providers; legal technology; access to justice; employment and diversity in the legal profession; and legal education reform. Students will learn from detailed, insightful interviews of a broad range of legal industry professionals, including the general counsel of an international company; chief litigation officer of a Fortune100 company; director of knowledge management at a Biglaw firm; a legal innovator who founded a pioneering legal process outsourcing company; a legal industry consultant; and a legal tech startup CEO and co-founder. Interactive exercises and questions for reflection and discussion are included throughout the book. Read reviews of this title here.

Law's Order

What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters
Author: David D. Friedman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400823471
Category: Law
Page: 344
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What does economics have to do with law? Suppose legislators propose that armed robbers receive life imprisonment. Editorial pages applaud them for getting tough on crime. Constitutional lawyers raise the issue of cruel and unusual punishment. Legal philosophers ponder questions of justness. An economist, on the other hand, observes that making the punishment for armed robbery the same as that for murder encourages muggers to kill their victims. This is the cut-to-the-chase quality that makes economics not only applicable to the interpretation of law, but beneficial to its crafting. Drawing on numerous commonsense examples, in addition to his extensive knowledge of Chicago-school economics, David D. Friedman offers a spirited defense of the economic view of law. He clarifies the relationship between law and economics in clear prose that is friendly to students, lawyers, and lay readers without sacrificing the intellectual heft of the ideas presented. Friedman is the ideal spokesman for an approach to law that is controversial not because it overturns the conclusions of traditional legal scholars--it can be used to advocate a surprising variety of political positions, including both sides of such contentious issues as capital punishment--but rather because it alters the very nature of their arguments. For example, rather than viewing landlord-tenant law as a matter of favoring landlords over tenants or tenants over landlords, an economic analysis makes clear that a bad law injures both groups in the long run. And unlike traditional legal doctrines, economics offers a unified approach, one that applies the same fundamental ideas to understand and evaluate legal rules in contract, property, crime, tort, and every other category of law, whether in modern day America or other times and places--and systems of non-legal rules, such as social norms, as well. This book will undoubtedly raise the discourse on the increasingly important topic of the economics of law, giving both supporters and critics of the economic perspective a place to organize their ideas.

Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer


Author: Randall Kiser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108416446
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This book presents a multi-disciplinary, practice-based introduction to the major soft skills for lawyers: self-awareness, self-development, social proficiency, wisdom, leadership, and professionalism.

Why People Obey the Law


Author: Tom R. Tyler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691126739
Category: Law
Page: 299
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People obey the law if they believe it's legitimate, not because they fear punishment--this is the startling conclusion of Tom Tyler's classic study. Tyler suggests that lawmakers and law enforcers would do much better to make legal systems worthy of respect than to try to instill fear of punishment. He finds that people obey law primarily because they believe in respecting legitimate authority. In his fascinating new afterword, Tyler brings his book up to date by reporting on new research into the relative importance of legal legitimacy and deterrence, and reflects on changes in his own thinking since his book was first published.

The Law Book

From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law
Author: Michael H. Roffer
Publisher: Sterling Milestones
ISBN: 9781454927877
Category:
Page: 528
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Explores 250 of the most fundamental cases, laws and trials that have changed our world. Examines diverse topics from around the globe. Offers authoriative context to ancient documents, as well as contemporary issues.

The Tools of Argument

How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win
Author: Joel P Trachtman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781481246385
Category: Law
Page: 186
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Joel Trachtman's book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself.