Effective Legal Research

Author: John Knowles
Publisher:
ISBN: 1847038182
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

'Effective Legal Research' helps students develop confidence in legal research. The book demonstrates the processes of consulting the various sources, & shows how to use a legal library. It uses diagrams, flowcharts, illustrations from print sources, & screen shots from web sources to explain research procedures.

Legal Research

Author: D. Stott
Publisher: Routledge Cavendish
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061975954
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Law

Designed to give a grounding in effective communication, research and problem-solving skills, the Legal Skills series aims to blend theory and practice by encouraging the reader to think through particular problems. Each book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the specific skills, reinforcing this with practical exercises to develop the reader's grasp of how these skills are used.

Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning

Author: Sharon Hanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317391296
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Genre: Law

Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning discusses the main sources of English law and explains how to work with legal texts in order to construct credible legal arguments which can be applied in coursework, exams or presentations. Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning Discusses how to find and understand sources of both domestic and European Union Law Develops effective disciplined study techniques, including referencing, general reading, writing and oral skills and explains how to make good use of the university print and e-library Contains chapters on writing law essays, problem questions and examinations, and on oral skills including presentations and mediation skills Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this textbook will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a range of discreet legal skills in order to use them together to produce competent assessed work.

Legal Method Skills and Reasoning

Author: Sharon Hanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134047710
Release Date: 2009-07-27
Genre: Law

Language skills, study skills, argument skills and legal knowledge are vital to every law student, professional lawyer and academic. Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning suggests a range of 'how-to' techniques for perfecting these academic and practical skills. It explains how to work with legal texts; how to read and write about the law; how to acquire effective disciplined study techniques; and how to construct legal arguments. Packed full of practical examples and diagrams across the range of legal skills from language and research skills to mooting and negotiation, this edition will be invaluable to law students seeking to acquire a deeper understanding of how to apply each discreet legal skill effectively. This restructured third edition is now additionally supported by a Companion Website offering a wealth of additional resources for individual and group work for both students and lecturers. For students, the Companion Website offers: workbooks for each part, containing guided practical and reflective tasks a series of ‘how-to’ exercises, which help to provide real-life legal skills examples and practice guidance on answering legal problem and essay-style questions self-test quizzes to consolidate learning for each individual legal skill. For lecturers, the Companion Website hosts: a set of PowerPoint slides of the diagrams in the text specimen seminar plans, with supplementary notes to provide support and inspiration for teaching legal skills sample legal skills assessment, and accompanying answers.

Off and Running

Author: Angela C. Arey
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454836155
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Law

Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Using a single, classroom-tested fact pattern, the authors demonstrate in concrete steps how a first-year associate might approach a legal problem. Students practice these steps and skills on other fact patterns, as they read about this fictional associate. Using this fresh approach and a plain-English writing style, the authors introduce essential concepts and skills related to objective legal writing and legal research, with a particular emphasis on the professional and ethical representation of clients. Students learn how to think like a lawyer. Features: Fully integrated coursebook for first semester of 1L LRW course. Integrates research, analysis, and writing. Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including and"ethics alertand" boxes, are integrated throughout the text. Presents one classroom-tested fact pattern to demonstrate how to i.d. the issues in the fact pattern, use legal resources to research those issues, and use the research results to write documents such as an objective memorandum and a client letter. Professors may assign different fact patterns, set in other jurisdictions, to have students demonstrate their skills. They may also assign a closed-universe problem during the early weeks of the semester. Other chapters cover an overview of the U.S. legal system, the basics of grammar, punctuation and style; how to use e-mail effectively; and incorporating LW principles into litigation and transactional documents. Book takes a streamlined approach, focusing on the essentials and using plain English, in order to remain accessible to students

The Process of Legal Research

Author: Christina L. Kunz
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 073551223X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

This phenomenally successful coursebook keeps getting stronger with each new edition. Now, in addition to demonstrating a sound step-by-step approach to legal research that will serve students throughout their professional careers, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, Fifth Edition, helps students choose among the proliferation of resources. New material throughout the Fifth Edition deals with the ongoing choice between paper and electronic research, such as: -when the choice takes place in the research process -how the choice among different media results in different access means, scope, and currency of materials -differences in the search capabilities of the Internet, LEXIS, and WESTLAW -how to conserve a client's financial resources -best research practices in terms of media choices and uses, with careful attention to when paper sources are better This outstanding author team continues to impact the principles and practices of successful legal research with: -The process approach that leads students through the steps of effective legal research with unmatched clarity. Comprehensive coverage that begins with the basics (research terms, media options) and proceeds to detail specific sources for in-depth consideration. -A clear and consistent chapter structure helps students focus on key topics and makes the book a reference of enduring value. -A case study that demonstrates all the research sources in the context of a real example. -Excellent illustrations that give examples of sources and prepare students for what they will find when they conduct their research. -Problem sets that help students test their knowledge and give instructors ready-to-use exercises. Thoroughly revised for its Fifth Edition, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH now includes: -important material on - Thomas, the Internet site of the Library of Congress, found in the chapter on Legislative History -updated information in the chapter on Citators to reflect recent developments, including Key Cite -all new fact situations in the problem sets -a revised Teacher's Manual to help you tailor the book to your individual course needs By achieving the proper balance between what to do and how to do it, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH has helped thousands of students develop essential skills and has secured its position as the number one text in the field. Be sure to examine the impressive new Fifth Edition of this consummate teaching tool.

Law for Criminologists

Author: Ursula Smartt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857029560
Release Date: 2008-11-13
Genre: Law

Book launch pictures available here! 'This book is a triumph in its clarity, scholarship and sheer scope. It is increasingly vital that criminologists understand crime and the criminal justice system in depth, and Ursula Smartt unmasks the mysteries and lays bare the complexities of law like few other writers on the subject. This is the book on criminal law that should be on the shelf of everyone connected to the criminal law' - Baroness Helena Kennedy QC 'Law for Criminologists is a timely and concise introduction for those in criminology and law. Combining accessibility and scholarship, it will be welcomed by students and lecturers alike' - Dr Azrini Wahidin, Reader and Programme Director for Criminology, Queen's University Belfast 'Highly informative, comprehensive and reader-friendly - this groundbreaking book is essential reading for all who are engaged in the study of criminology' - Peter Joyce, Manchester Metropolitan University This practical guide introduces students to the basic principles of the law, enabling a comprehensive understanding of criminology and criminal justice. Law for Criminologists will enthuse the student and teacher about the law whilst giving sound advice on how to achieve a thorough comprehension of the topic. Striking a much-needed balance between essential law for criminologists, and commentary on current legal issues, this book provides the reader with a full understanding of: " the workings of the law in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland " the European Union legal frameworks " the law of evidence and the criminal process " punishment and sentencing " human rights issues " the differences between youth justice and adult criminal legislation " how to undertake independent legal research and further reading in the discipline. Packed with extensive learning aids including case studies, boxed notes, sample examination questions, appendices of statutes and cases and a comprehensive glossary, this book is vital for all students in criminology and criminal justice. As well as an extensive foreword by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Advanced Legal Writing

Author: Michael R. Smith
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454819172
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Law

With a practical focus on persuasive writing strategies, Advanced Legal Writing: Theory and Strategies in Persuasive Writing explores three classical techniques: logos, pathos, and ethos, and provides students with a thorough introduction to the elements of rhetorical style. Unlike many other advanced legal writing texts, which tend to focus on a document-specific approach, this unique coursebook focuses on classical writing strategies that students can apply to a wide range of settings. The depth and scope of this text make it appropriate for upper-level legal writing courses. The Third Edition has been expanded to include the use of movies and other popular culture media in chapters dealing with literary references. There have also been substantial revisions to the chapter on policy. Features: Comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of rhetorical style: metaphor, literary allusion, and figures of speech. Emphasizes theory as well as practice, building on three basic strategies of persuasive legal writing: Logos: Logic and rational argument. o Pathos: Value-based argument. Ethos: Establishing credibility. Highlights interdisciplinary contributions to persuasive writing from diverse fields, including cognitive psychology, classical rhetoric, and morality theory. Presents effective strategies that extend beyond the trial or appellate brief to a broad range of documents and settings. Covers new developments in cognitive psychology, pathos, persuasion, and the role of metaphor in persuasive legal writing. Depth and scope appropriate for upper-level legal writing classes. Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition offers: Substantial revisions to the chapter on policy. Expanded chapters on literary references now include other media, e.g., movies and other pop culture platforms.

Legal Research Skills

Author: Tufail Hussain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520668252
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre:

What do the people say about this book?"I will say a must-have course for anyone interested in improving his legal research skills. This course conveys in few sittings what books will tell in hundreds"."The course is excellent ... explains everything in a plain language. Thank you." "You cannot afford not learning legal research skills if you are a law student or in the legal profession. This course makes things clear and easy". 'Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it'. James BowelLegal Research Skills is considered as a fundamental and core skill for the law students and budding lawyers. More and more law schools are concerned about developing this skill for their students at the initial stages of their legal studies.This book is aimed at the law students undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate law courses anywhere in the world in any jurisdiction. The book teaches essential and practical legal research skills you need right from the start of your legal career through to the completion of it (I hope that is retirement from your professional life if you wish so!).The book discusses strategies for undertaking legal research for a particular assignment and discusses, supports and encourages well established practices and practical approaches towards carrying out effective legal research. The book covers all stages of the legal research; from the point when a student or a lawyer is handed an assignment through to presenting the final findings of the research to the tutor or supervisor.I have been involved in carrying out legal research extensively during my postgraduate degrees and then in my legal practice for around seven years in total. The course also reflects my personal experience of undertaking legal research during my legal practice.The book also includes useful Latin terms, abbreviations, practitioners' texts and contains wide range of invaluable and free online resources which will be helpful in finding relevant resources for research purposes. The resources include material from independent organisations and also include resources from number of legal jurisdictions for you to explore them further.

Legal Writing

Author: Margot Costanzo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1874241430
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Law

Designed to give a grounding in effective communication, research and problem-solving skills, the Legal Skills series aims to blend theory and practice by encouraging the reader to think through particular problems. Each book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the specific skills, reinforcing this with practical exercises to develop the reader's grasp of how these skills are used.

Lawyers Skills

Author: Julian Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198787693
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Law

Lawyers' Skills helps students develop the legal skills required for successful practice in the modern solicitor's firm. The book equips students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skills areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research, and advocacy. Guidance is also provided on a range of other professional skills which should be mastered before going into practice, including effective time management, negotiation, and email etiquette. The inclusion of realistic examples from practice, tasks, and reflective exercises emphasizes the interactive nature of skills as a subject and encourages students to develop, practise, and refine their legal skills. Chapter summaries, diagrams, and self-test questions are also featured througout and provide additional learning support to students. The text is essential reading for all LPC students and is also a useful source of reference for newly-qualified practitioners.

Negotiation

Author: Diana Tribe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1874241414
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Law

Designed to give a grounding in effective communication, research and problem-solving skills, the Legal Skills series aims to blend theory and practice by encouraging the reader to think through particular problems. Each book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the specific skills, reinforcing this with practical exercises to develop the reader's grasp of how these skills are used.

Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Author: Fiona Boyle
Publisher: Cavendish Publishing
ISBN: 9781843146612
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Law

This guide places the theory and practice of lawyering skills in an accessible and practical context. The book looks at how skills are taught and assessed both on undergraduate and vocational courses, and helps students to see skills as an integral element of law.

Lawyers Skills 2011 12

Author: Julian Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199609437
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Law

Offering invaluable guidance on the key skills required on the LPC, Lawyers' Skills also features a number of tasks, examples and reflective exercises specifically designed to support students in developing, practising and refining the legal skills which are integral to the modern solicitors' practice.

A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills

Author: Fiona Boyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135327699
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Law

Lawyering skills are increasingly part of undergraduate law degrees as well essential elements in the postgraduate vocational law courses, the LPC and the BVC. This fully updated third edition continues to bring together the theory and practice of these skills in an accessible and practical context. The authors draw on their vast experience of law in practice to develop the core skills taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Skills covered include: written communication mediation information technology opinion writing drafting advocacy interviewing negotiation legal research. Each chapter uses diagrams, boxes, lists and flow charts to further explain and develop each skill and ends with a further reading section. A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills is essential reading for all undergraduate and vocational law students seeking to develop the necessary skills to work successfully with law in the twenty-first century.