Legal Research Writing Analysis

Author: Peter Jan Honigsberg
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
ISBN: 0314276181
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Law

This outline covers court systems, precedent, case reporting system (including regional and state reporters, headnotes and the West Key Number System, citations, and case finding), statutes, constitutions, and legislative history, and secondary sources (including treatises, law reviews, digests, and restatements). Also discussed are administrative agencies (including regulations, and looseleaf services), Shepard's Citations, computers in legal research, reading and understanding a case (including briefing a case), using legal source books, basic guidelines for legal writing, organizing your research, writing a memorandum of law, writing a brief, and writing an opinion or client letter.

Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314180079
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

The Internet has dramatically affected the way legal research is conducted, but finding and using legal resources effectively remains an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major primary and secondary sources, including major web resources such as THOMAS and PACER as well as online databases and library materials. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, practice and specialized resources, and research in international and comparative law.

Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure

Author: Kevin Clermont
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 163459309X
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre:

This casebook is the concise, and very modern, version of a respected classic of civil procedure casebooks. The key to its brevity is its efficient and systematic step-by-step survey of the subject in Part One, which provides a tight 270-page comprehensive treatment of current civil procedure. The survey suffices to give the students a complete and solid grounding in civil procedure by means of the cases, commentaries, text, and questions that progress from pretrial and settlement to trial, judgment, appeal, jurisdiction, and complex litigation. This brief yet thorough coverage leaves time for in-depth treatment of a few selected problem areas regarding the system's fundamental structure in Part Two on governing law, Part Three on authority to adjudicate, and Part Four on res judicata. The twelfth edition has been thoroughly updated. It covers major new cases on general and specific personal jurisdiction and on pleading, and it introduces new materials on the res judicata effect of statute-of-limitations dismissals. It also fully incorporates the new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which affect such important topics as discovery.

Legal Writing and Legal Skills for Foreign Ll m Students

Author: Karen Lundquist
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683287665
Release Date: 2017-05-03
Genre:

This book presents interactive classroom materials that simulate the practice of law in the United States and improve the language and legal skills that students need to succeed in their LL.M. programs and in their professional careers. Each of the twelve units in the Main Assignment File book includes a client matter that the students complete during their legal writing class and is accompanied by edited and annotated cases and legal authority (available online) and the ESL Workbook, which includes language and legal English exercises aimed at advanced speakers of English as a second language. ESL Workbook sold separately.

Leading Cases in Constitutional Law a Compact Casebook for a Short Course

Author: Jesse Choper
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683287142
Release Date: 2017-08-09
Genre:

An annually-revised paperback designed for a single-semester course on constitutional law, this book is roughly half the length of many hardcover casebooks. The six renowned authors, now including Michael Dorf and Frederick Schauer, are co-editors of a long-time favorite teaching book, the much larger Constitutional Law: Cases, Comments & Questions, 12th edition. "Leading Cases," which is a stripped-down version of that book, contains "the essentials" for teaching a basic course in constitutional law. Because the organization of the compact book parallels that of the much lengthier Choper - Fallon - Kamisar - Shiffrin - Dorf - Schauer casebook, which contains extensive Notes & Questions, the latter can serve as a "resource" book for instructors teaching from the paperback. Subsequent editions of "Leading Cases" will continue to be published every summer for classroom use in the fall and will include all the significant cases handed down during the most recent Supreme Court Term.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618249060
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Thinking Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429969352
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Psychology

Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

Legal Research

Author: Stephen Elias
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321821
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Law

"Learn how to research like a lawyer, locate key sources online or in the library, put your results to work in the real world"--Cover.

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780321971012
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction.

Contracts

Author: Melvin A. Eisenberg
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
ISBN: 0159007763
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Law

This Contracts outline discusses consideration (including promissory estoppel and moral or past consideration), mutual assent, defenses (including mistake, fraud, duress, unconscionability, statute of frauds, and illegality), third-party beneficiaries, and assignment of rights and delgation of duties. It also covers conditions, substantial performance, material v. minor breach, anticipatory breach, impossibility, discharge, and remedies (including damages, specific performance, and liquidated damages).

Criminal Law and Procedure Cases and Materials

Author: Donald Dripps
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 163460928X
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre:

This title is a part of our CasebookPlus™ offering as ISBN 9781683284666. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. The thirteenth edition continues the book's commitment to offering the most comprehensive, rigorous, and flexible materials on the American criminal process. With respect to the substantive criminal law, the new edition includes: Full case treatment of Johnson v. United States, illustrating the Supreme Court's current approach to the void-for-vagueness doctrine, and giving the clearest expression yet of the doctrine's constitutional foundations; Full case treatment of Elonis v. United States, 575 U.S. ___ (2015), illuminating the Supreme Court's current approach to imputing mental states when statutes are silent or unclear; Full case treatment of Rosemond v. United States, 572 U.S. ___ (2014) , illuminating the Supreme Court's current approach to the mens rea for complicity liability; Full case treatment of Hurst v. Florida, 136 S.Ct. 616 (2016), holding the Florida system of advisory jury verdicts in capital cases violates the Sixth Amendment; The substantive provisions of the American Law Institute's Project on Sexual and Related Offenses, Tentative Draft No. 2 (April 15, 2016), proposing, inter alia, a manifested "willingness" definition of consent and recognition of a felony offense for sexual penetration by an actor who knows, or consciously disregards a substantial risk, that the victim has not consented; Full case treatment of State v. J.W., Jr., 181 Wa.2d 757 (2014), holding the Washington practice of putting the burden of proof on the consent issue in rape cases on the defense violates due process; Extensive extracts from the Justice Department's memorandum explaining the decision not to bring federal civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson in the case involving the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. With respect to criminal procedure, the new edition includes: Full case treatment of Riley v. California, 573 U.S. ___ (2014), summarizing search-incident-to-arrest doctrine and excluding cell phones from warrantless search incident to arrest, A thoroughly revised section on constitutional remedies in police practices cases, Illustrating the exceptions to the exclusionary rule with United States v. Rose, 613 Fed. Appx. 125 (3d Cir. 2015), a case giving a good illustration of the standing doctrine; and Utah v. Strieff, 2016 WL 3369419 (U.S. 2016), a case illustrating the Court's antipathy toward the exclusionary rule and analyzing the causation-based exceptions such as attenuation, inevitable discovery, and independent source; and The text of 42 U.S.C. �14141 and extensive excerpts from the consent decree regarding the New Orleans Police Department, entered between the Justice Department and the City of New Orleans in 2012.