Mastering Appellate Advocacy and Process

Author: Donna C. Looper,George W. Kuney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611637519

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 2291

Mastering Appellate Advocacy and Process covers the range of appellate procedures in use across the United States, from preserving error below and on appeal, filing the notice of appeal, compiling the record, as well as appealable orders and judgments, proper parties on appeal, and appellate jurisdiction. The book also covers legal analysis, drafting, and advocacy techniques used in preparing appellate briefs, as well as oral advocacy techniques in a discussion that is useful to novices and old hands. Written for practicing lawyers as well as students, the book also includes a chapter devoted to that particular law school exercise known as moot court, identifying how typical moot court competitions are like, and unlike, real world appellate practice. The authors delve into technical waters while maintaining an accessible tone and structure, taking nothing for granted in terms of pre-existing knowledge or experience in the appellate field. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.
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Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery, Practice for Every Law Student (2012)

Author: Cassandra L. Hill,Katherine T. Vukadin

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174005

Category: Law

Page: 502

View: 2732

Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student offers 100 paced exercises to sharpen students' legal analysis skills. Professors will find: • A bank of 100 legal analysis exercises at the ready, whenever students' analysis skills need attention or refinement • Exercises adaptable to any paradigm, that increase the depth of students' writing • Varied assignments that contain thoughtful sample answers and helpful annotations • Learning objectives and outcomes for each chapter • Assessment and grading rubric for each chapter • Go-to material ready for any class period • 100 exercises that can be used as is or expanded to fit professors' preferences • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that their students can use to assess their own performance • Online resources for ready access to authority Students will receive: • Tools students need to develop a keen understanding of rule-based and analogical reasoning • 100 unique and fresh exercises to practice and self-assess their performance, using their own law school's analysis paradigm • Self-assessment opportunities to ensure progress in analysis • Learning objectives and outcomes for the legal analysis exercises • Writing assignments with self-contained feedback • Online resources for easy access to exercise cases, statutes, and regulations and helpful tips on improving legal analysis and writing skills Academic support professionals can expect: • 100 progressive legal analysis exercises for students to complete • Go-to material assignable to any student • Self-contained exercises that do not require particular knowledge of substantive law • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that students can review • Online resources for access to authority
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The Legal Writing Handbook

Analysis, Research, and Writing

Author: Laurel Currie Oates

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454845597

Category: Law

Page: 948

View: 8166

The Legal Writing Handbook: Analysis, Research, and Writing, continues in the tradition that has made it a resounding success and a leading text for almost two decades, offering a complete teaching package with everything a student needs for the legal writing course. Features: Updated with the goal of making students practice ready. New chapter on writing e-memos, that is, shorter, less formal memos that might be embedded in an email. Exercises added to the research chapters Expanded chapter on letters that discusses both opinion letters and demand letters.
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Legal Writing by Design

A Guide to Great Briefs and Memos

Author: Teresa J. Reid Rambo,Leanne J. Pflaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608599

Category: Law

Page: 684

View: 4278

The second edition of Legal Writing by Design remains unique in demonstrating how to transform thoughts into writing by explaining the link between thinking and writing. It doesn't just tell the reader to ""argue by analogy"" or to ""apply the rule"" — it explains the design of the thinking involved in those processes and shows how to transform that design into writing.Through easily understandable hypotheticals, outlines, graphics, exercises, and writing samples, many garnered during the authors' combined forty-plus years of teaching legal writing and appellate advocacy to law students, Legal Writing by Design comprehensively demonstrates how to transform ideas into exceptional writing. It demystifies the writing process by explaining the design of (1) deductive and inductive reasoning, (2) analogical thinking, and (3) relevancy. Once that design is understood, writing becomes easy.Writing with liberal doses of humor, the authors provide clearly readable charts, examples, and templates throughout this second edition. All chapters include a chapter review, and many also provide writing prompts. In addition to chapters explaining the fundamentals of writing legal memos and briefs, Legal Writing by Design contains sections on (1) clear and effective writing; (2) the appellate process, including an easily understandable explanation of standards of review; (3) oral argument techniques and practice; (4) the writing and editing process; (5) case briefing; and (6) professionalism in the practice of law. Exercises corresponding to the principles explained are included throughout most chapters.Successfully used for over ten years by thousands of law school students, Legal Writing by Design is the perfect tool for anyone — attorneys, legal assistants, pro se litigants, undergraduate students, or the public — who seeks the ideal way to analyze issues, to write clearly, and to write persuasively.
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Cardinal rules of advocacy

understanding and mastering fundamental principles of persuasion

Author: Douglas S. Lavine

Publisher: Natl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 265

View: 3337

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Your Brain and Law School

A Context and Practice Book

Author: Marybeth Herald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611632262

Category: Law

Page: 153

View: 9450

Based on the latest neuroscience research, this entertaining, practical guide offers law students a formula for success in school, on the bar exam, and as practicing attorneys. The process of mastering the law, either as a law student or as an attorney, becomes much easier if one has a working knowledge of the brain's basic habits. The first part of the book translates the research, explaining learning strategies that work for the brain and why others are useless. The second part explores the brain's decision-making processes and cognitive biases. Readers will gain a fluency with the biases that affect persuasion -- the hallmark of a successful lawyer. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.
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Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Author: Linda J. Barris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611637748

Category:

Page: 190

View: 2796

The Bluebook provides the rules for legal citation, but can be intimidating and frustrating to use. With its simple building-block approach, this survival manual teaches how to understand and master the essential rules for legal practitioners. Rules are fully described and illustrated using: clear explanations and illustrations of the basic components of legal citations; step-by-step instructions for building citations to the most common authorities cited by legal practitioners; detailed guidance for citing legal materials to both print and electronic sources; examples, comparison charts, illustrations, and bullet-point explanations designed for quick mastery of basic Bluebook citation rules; tips, hints, and cautions to help users avoid common citation errors; cross references to the controlling Bluebook rules; and a user-friendly format gathering The Bluebook's scattered rules for each authority into one place. The third edition of Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook is thoroughly revised and updated to the 20th edition of The Bluebook, and is an indispensable tool for anyone who is new to legal citation or whose skills need refreshing. For readers interested in further practicing their citation skills, Linda Barris created Mastering The Bluebook Interactive Exercises, an online learning tool that coordinates with both Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, Third Edition and The Bluebook, 20th Edition. Each copy of Understanding and Mastering The Bluebook, Third Edition includes a discount code for 20% off the purchase of Mastering The Bluebook Interactive Exercises.
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Mastering Criminal Law

Author: Ellen S. Podgor,Peter J. Henning,Neil P. Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611635492

Category: Criminal law

Page: 448

View: 3620

Mastering Criminal Law explores the basic principles useful in the study of criminal law, offering real world examples to understand these concepts. It provides a clear and concise consideration of the fundamental structure of a crime including statutory interpretation and sentencing. It has chapters on the typical crimes covered in most criminal law casebooks, namely, homicide, rape, assault and battery, and theft. Additionally, it covers accomplice liability, solicitation, attempt and conspiracy. It also covers defenses, including the right to present a defense. It distinguishes different approaches such as the Common Law and Model Penal Code and provides examples of different state statutes. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.
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An Advocate Persuades

Author: Joan Malmud,Sandy Patrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611631500

Category: Communication in law

Page: 470

View: 8327

An Advocate Persuades introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor A Lawyer Writes, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument. With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, An Advocate Persuades explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, An Advocate Persuades communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.
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Introduction to Policing

The Pillar of Democracy

Author: M. R. Haberfeld,Charles Lieberman,Amber Horning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611639025

Category: Democratization

Page: 418

View: 9356

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Making Sense of Search and Seizure Law

A Fourth Amendment Handbook

Author: Phillip A. Hubbart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 398

View: 4817

Fourth Amemdment law is both fascinating and inspiring — as it deals with a fundamental human right, the denial of which was one of the leading causes of the American Revolution. But this law can also be extremely confusing. Thus the reason for this book: to make sense of this subject.In a single volume, Hubbart restates the content, organizational structure and principled basis of Fourth Amendment law — as announced by countless U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the subject — so that it is understanble and coherent.The work concentrates on U.S. Supreme Court caselaw, relies heavily on the historical background of the Fourth Amendment upon which much of this law is based, and cites to relevant treatises and leading federal and state court decisions. It also briefly discusses the theories of constitutional construction that the Court has used in reaching its decisions.A wide variety of professionals will find this book extremely useful: judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, police legal advisors, and teachers and students at the law school, undergraduate and law enforcement levels.
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Reaching Students

What Research Says about Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Author: Linda Kober,Board on Science Education,Nancy Kober,National Research Council,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academy Press

ISBN: 9780309300438

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8367

The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are there ways of thinking that hinder or help their learning process? Which teaching strategies are most effective in developing their knowledge and skills? And how can practitioners apply these strategies to their own courses or suggest new approaches within their departments or institutions? "Reaching Students" strives to answer these questions. "Reaching Students" presents the best thinking to date on teaching and learning undergraduate science and engineering. Focusing on the disciplines of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, and physics, this book is an introduction to strategies to try in your classroom or institution. Concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques within a department or an institution, and addressed the challenges that arose along the way. The research-based strategies in "Reaching Students" can be adopted or adapted by instructors and leaders in all types of public or private higher education institutions. They are designed to work in introductory and upper-level courses, small and large classes, lectures and labs, and courses for majors and non-majors. And these approaches are feasible for practitioners of all experience levels who are open to incorporating ideas from research and reflecting on their teaching practices. This book is an essential resource for enriching instruction and better educating students.
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The History of Terrorism

From Antiquity to ISIS

Author: Gérard Chaliand,Arnaud Blin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520292502

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 3305

First published in English in 2007 under title: The history of terrorism: from antiquity to al Qaeda.
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Mastering Legal Analysis and Communication

Author: David T. Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594603631

Category: Law

Page: 182

View: 2484

Mastering Legal Analysis and Communication is designed to help novices navigate the often difficult task of learning new ways of thinking and communicating. Law schools employ methodologies and pedagogical paradigms that law students find mystifying and hard to comprehend. This book aims to explain how these methodologies and paradigms function, why they are used, and what they are meant to accomplish. The topics covered range from the basic concepts of understanding what law is and what ?thinking like a lawyer? means, to making sense out of the structural paradigms of legal writing and rhetoric.Mastering Legal Analysis and Communication will serve as a useful guide for students as they undertake their studies in both their casebook and practical skills courses. In fact, the themes discussed and explanations offered will help students better see that the analytical and communication skills utilized in all their classes fall upon the same continuum of professional competence. As such, this book is a vital reference work for students as they try to make sense of their law school studies in a more comprehensive and connected way. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 4833

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.
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Preparing Witnesses

A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Their Clients

Author: Daniel I. Small

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313794

Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 9821

This new book has been expanded with over 10 new chapters including The Party Witness, The Expert Witness, The Physician as Witness and the Criminal Defendant.
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Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807841075

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 3523

In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments
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