Author: Scott J. Burnham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Take the mumbo jumbo out of contract law and ace your contracts course. This hands-on guide give you plain-English explanations of terminology and language used in contracts, showing you how to read and analyze cases and statues with ease.
Author: Nancy S. Kim
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-30
This accessible textbook helps students learn essential transactional skills by explaining the meaning and purpose of common contract clauses and exploring some potential pitfalls associated with their use. Nancy Kim utilizes select case summaries and contract clause examples to illustrate doctrinal concepts and how they may affect a transaction. The Fundamentals of Contract Law and Clauses will prove to be an invaluable resource in the classroom, as it will support law students in becoming preventive lawyers by teaching them how to preempt problems, reduce risks and add value to transactions.
Author: Robert F. Cochran, Jr.
Release Date: 2014-10-29
This eBook takes a collaborative approach to legal interviewing and counseling. It suggests that clients will be best served when lawyers and clients work together to resolve problems. Under a collaborative decision-making model, the client controls most decisions, but the lawyer structures the process and provides advice in a manner that is likely to yield wise decisions. The Counselor-at-Law explores the major approaches to legal interviewing and counseling and outlines the available research on the psychology and the sociology of clients and lawyers. This eBook explores communication and decision-making theory, memory and recall, power and submission, personality types, and ethics. From this base, the authors construct a model of interviewing and counseling based on the techniques that are effective in real-life encounters. They also include psychological type theory and explain how it can be used to improve a lawyer's communication, interviewing, and counseling skills. This innovative casebook provides students with a template for effective legal interviewing and counseling. The most effective legal counselors are the ones instilled with respect for the client, cognizant of building rapport, aware of the psychological dynamics of the lawyer-client relationship, and equipped with technical communication skills to gather information without sacrificing rapport. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Lenné Eidson Espenschied
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2010
Contract Drafting: Powerful Prose in Transactional Practice presents an overview of the stages in the contract process and offers a comprehensive introduction to the substantive areas addressed in transactional documents. In fourteen lessons, readers will learn how to work from prior documents to produce effective and complete legal documents that protect the client's interests.
Author: G. Nicholas Herman
Release Date: 2009-06-29
This book provides a practical approach to client interviewing, counseling, and decision-making. These are practical skills, not theoretical ones. Thus, the overall pedagogical approach taken by the text is to explain to students what to do and how to do it when engaging in interviewing, counseling, and decision-making with a client. This accords with the growing trend in law schools to de-emphasize heuristic theory in teaching practical skills and, instead, to teach those skills in simulated "real-life" contexts. Based on the guidance and techniques provided in the text, students will best learn the skills of interviewing and counseling by applying them in various role plays contained in the Teacher's Manual or through other role plays developed by their professor. Three other features of this book are worthy of mention: • The book is deliberately designed to be short -- to "get to the point," without unnecessary palaver. • The book provides an extensive discussion of the most pertinent provisions of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct relating to client interviewing, counseling, and decision-making. • The book discusses interviewing witnesses and counseling in certain special contexts, including counseling about settlement, counseling through the writing of opinion letters, counseling the client as a deponent, and counseling the criminal defendant.
Author: Ellen S. Podgor
Release Date: 2009-04-27
This is a book that provides a preliminary examination of seventeen different subjects covered in law schools across the United States. Each chapter offers a succinct and organized review of the topic and begins with a detailed outline of the subject. Expert legal academics, drawn from a number of outstanding American law schools, authored each of the different chapters. The opening chapter of the book provides an overview of the legal system in the United States, and offers comparison with a civil code system. The book covers basic first year courses like Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Property. It also examines typical bar-type courses such as Wills and Trusts, Evidence, and Family Law. Finally, there are chapters on some "hot topics," such as Intellectual Property. The final chapter of the book examines the practice of law in the United States. Overview of U.S. Law is intended for students who are considering attending law school, those who plan to participate in an LL.M. program in the United States, and those outside the U.S. who seek an overview of the legal system. The chapters were designed with foreign lawyers and international students in mind. This book is part of a project, which the editors affectionately refer to as "The U.S. Law Project." The actual project includes lectures on each of the subjects covered in the book, and the video lectures are presented by the same individual who authored the chapter in the book.
Author: James A. Gardner
Release Date: 2007-11-19
Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy is a full-featured guide designed primarily for law students in research, writing, analysis and trial advocacy classes and moot court programs. Inside you'll find detailed explanations of how lawyers construct legal arguments and practical guidelines to the process of molding the raw materials of litigation - cases, statutes, testimony, documents, common sense - into instruments of persuasive advocacy. You'll also find writing guidelines that show you how to present a well-constructed legal argument in writing in a way that legal decision makers will find persuasive. The centerpiece of this indispensable work is its syllogism-based step-by-step method, designed to walk the advocate through the process of crafting a winning argument. Intuitive organization presents the material in five parts: • Part I sets out a general methodology for constructing legal arguments. • Part II focuses more closely on the construction of persuasive, well-grounded legal premises, and covers the effective integration of legal doctrine and evidence into the argument's structure. • Part III shows how to put the method to work by giving two detailed examples of the construction of complete legal arguments from scratch. • Part IV provides a detailed protocol for reducing well-constructed legal arguments to written form, along with a concrete illustration of that process. It also provides concrete advice on how to recognize and avoid a host of common mistakes in the written presentation of legal arguments. • Part V moves from the basics into more advanced techniques of persuasive legal argument, including rhetorical tactics like framing and emphasis, how to respond to arguments, maintaining professionalism in advocacy, and the ethical limits of argument.
Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-10-30
The highly respected author of Transactional Lawyering Skills has written and co-written some of the top-selling books in the field. Designed to supplement Contract Drafting and Transactional Skills courses, his concise, straightforward explanation of professionalism covers working with transaction clients; problem-solving and problem-prevention; and transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation. Professional responsibility issues are fully integrated throughout the material. Going beyond simple theory, the text provides a succinct explanation of the lawyer-client relationship as well as the mechanics of transactional lawyering. Transactional Lawyering Skills can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course. Features concise, straightforward explanations of professionalism working with transaction clients problem-solving and problem-prevention transactional interviewing, counseling, and negotiation highly respected author has written/co-written top-selling books in the field integrated coverage of professional responsibility issues clear and succinct discussion of lawyer-client relationship covers the mechanics of transactional lawyering goes beyond simple theory can be used to help add a third credit to a 2-credit contract drafting course
Author: Charlotte Waelde
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy offers a unique perspective on intellectual property law. It goes beyond an up-to-date account of the law and examines the complex policies that inform and guide modern intellectual property law at the domestic (including Scottish), Europeanand international levels, giving the reader a true insight into the discipline and the shape of things to come. The focus is on contemporary challenges to intellectual property law and policy and the reader is encouraged to engage critically both with the text and the subject matter. Carefully developed to ensure that the complexities of the subject are addressed in a clear and approachable manner, the extensive use of practical examples, exercises and visual aids throughout the text enliven the subject and stimulate the reader. Online Resource Centre:* Accompanied by an online resource centre which contains the following:* Updates to key areas of law * Two bonus chapters on 'History of Registered Design Law in the UK to 1988' and 'History of Unregistered Design -Protection in the UK'* Guidance on answering the discussion points from the book* Web links and further reading
Author: Francesca Bignami
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Governance by regulation – rules propounded and enforced by bureaucracies – is taking a growing share of the sum total of governance. Once thought to be an American phenomenon, it is now a central form of state action in every part of the world, including Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and it is at the core of much international lawmaking. In Comparative Law and Regulation, original contributions by leading scholars in the field focus both on the legal dimension of regulation and on how this dimension operates in those places that have turned to regulation to meet their obligations.