The Power of Procedure

Author: Nan D. Hunter
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 073552825X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

How do you show your students the dynamic application of Civil Procedure in litigation? This new paperback reference supplies the perfect vehicle, using actual litigation documents from the Jones v. Clinton case to demonstrate The Power of Procedure. The author skillfully utilizes engrossing documents to illustrate key concepts: the text offers a holistic view of the federal litigation process by tracking the major points of procedural law through edited and annotated pleadings, motions, and other documents from Jones v. Clinton, with notes and commentary includes complaint, answer, Rule 12(c) motion, extensive discovery documents, summary judgment motion (with a comparison to Rule 12(c), and amendment materials, as well as other documents students see for themselves the sophistication of procedural issues as the case evolves. For effective teaching and learning, the text offers: a brief introduction to each chapter to put the stage of litigation covered in that chapter in context text boxes within doucments to raise questions or point out noteworthy aspects and procedural points notes and comments at the end of each chapter, with hypotheticals, to build on the material covered.

Persuasive Legal Writing

Author: Louis J. Sirico Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860785
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: Law

Persuasive Legal Writing offers complete instruction, exercises, and examples to teach students how to frame and assert arguments. Starting with an introduction to classical rhetorical devices and the psychology of persuasion, the authors explore every aspect of persuasive writing, from structuring sentences and paragraphs to writing style, tone, storytelling, audience analysis, the ethics of argument, and citing authorities. This concise books features consistent emphasis on the three keys to persuasive writing: writing simply and clearly; arguing ethically; writing for the audience and offers information on how to use all parts of a brief to frame and assert an argument. Key New Features A new chapter on applying storytelling principles to legal argument A new chapter on using visuals in support of persuasive arguments New examples of empirical studies and analysis that support the lessons throughout the book New examples of particularly appealing use of language in Appendix A

Trial Techniques and Trials

Author: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888123
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

By far the most thorough and detailed of the books in the field, Trial Techniques and Trials, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive yet concise handbook that covers all aspects of the trial process and provides excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice. Tom Mauet, renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator, breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension.

Constitutional Law

Author: Steven D. Jamar
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881117
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Law

Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality presents most of the constitutional law cases generally considered canonical and, with one important exception, follows the tried and true organizational means widely used in constitutional law texts of dividing chapters and sections are along subject matter lines such as the Commerce Clause, equal protection, freedom of expression, and so on. Nonetheless, this book differs from other constitutional law textbooks in important ways. The text introduces cases by providing contextual information and by explicitly articulating much of the black letter law being introduced. Under this structure the cases provide the student with the opportunity to more easily see the difference between the doctrine per se and how it is actually developed and used by the Court. Cases become examples of the rules being applied and vehicles for deeper exploration of broader principles and themes.

Civil Procedure

Author: Joseph W. Glannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454886358
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Law

Civil Procedure: A Coursebook provides solid scholarship but does not hide the ball. The book’s accessibility, organization, and interior design support its innovative pedagogy. New to the Third Edition: Recent (Dec. 1, 2015) rule amendments abrogate the federal forms and make important changes to the discovery rules. This edition reflects both sets of changes and includes provocative new materials on the revitalized proportionality standard of discovery and the ethical requirements for competency in electronic discovery, in addition to other smaller updates.

Civil Procedure Stories

Author: Kevin M. Clermont
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599413477
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

This book is a collaborative effort by fourteen law-school professors to provide a deeper understanding of the great civil procedure cases. The professors each wrote a short chapter on one of the cases, retelling the cases in their own voice and by their own method. Each chapter has a fairly consistent structure, with separate sections on: social and legal background of the case; factual background of the case; lower court proceedings in the case; final appellate disposition, including issues, decisions, reasons, and separate opinions; factual postscript to the case; immediate impact of the case on the development of the law (why the case is famous and when it became so); and continuing importance of the case today (why it is still a leading case).The accompanying website, http://civprostories.law.cornell.edu, serves as a research tool for students, academics, and practitioners. The poste

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer

Author: Jill Barton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454847489
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Law

The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the two-semester 1L legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today's millennial law students. The focus of this new coursebook is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents. The authors provide practical instruction on the basic writing and research tasks an attorney does daily. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, and legal research and citation using a "handbook" format, which allows easy access to key information. It also provide the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice.

Power Privilege and Law

Author: Leslie Bender
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: CORNELL:31924087514679
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

This collection of cases, materials, article excerpts, notes, commentaries, and essays is designed to reveal civil rights strategies through close readings of the language and underlying assumptions in judicial opinions. It examines their similarities and differences across identity categories and compares them with insights garnered from the wide range of trans-disciplinary scholarly excerpts surrounding the case text.

Legal Writing

Author: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454860068
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Law

Legal Writing, 3E is written in a engaging style with the authors explaining analytical writing in a concise, friendly, and accessible way. Legal Writing, 3E includes outstanding coverage on organizing analysis according to the CREAC formula (also known as the paradigm), the writing process, storytelling techniques, rule analysis, statutory interpretation, and professionalism. In addition, the book has a dynamic website that includes Sheila Simon's famed lasagna and other exercises together with checklists and other learning tools. Key Features: Expanded coverage of professional email New sample documents: office memo, client letter, and motion memo Revised chapters on legal rules, statutory interpretation, point headings Expanded chapters on selecting authority, questions presented, and standards of review New chapters on client counseling and interviewing New, expanded, and updated exercises Redesigned with a new and attractive layout and typography throughout the book

Advanced Appellate Advocacy

Author: Susan E. Provenzano
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454847205
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Law

Advanced Appellate Advocacy is a mastery textbook, designed to bridge students from second and third semester writing courses to appellate simulations and clinics that involve substantial writing projects. Because it offers a robust appellate education, conveying the creativity, strategy, and sophistication behind real appeals, the text can also serve as a handbook for new lawyers entering appellate practice. This textbook is a first-of-its kind collaboration among authors with decades of appellate practice and clinical and legal writing teaching among them. The author team includes Carter Phillips, one of the most highly rated Supreme Court advocates of our time. Advanced Appellate Advocacy also uses charts, diagrams, and reflection questions to engage readers, and practice pointers based on the authors' interviews with appellate specialists and their own practice experiences are sprinkled throughout the chapters. The text is enriched by an on-line companion that houses all of the text's exercises, additional briefs and working documents, and interviews with prominent appellate practitioners. Features: Organized to track the progress of an appeal, the text offers students explicit process-based guidance linked to each phase Going Beyond IRAC, the text teaches more flexible, sophisticated writing approaches, illustrating them with models from expert appellate briefs Includes charts, diagrams, examples, and reflection questions

An Illustrated Guide To Civil Procedure

Author: Michael P. Allen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881735
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Law

An Illustrated Guide to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Third Edition is a next-generation civil procedure litigation supplemental text designed for a one or two-semester course. Using a hypothetical, yet realistic age-discrimination lawsuit, students are introduced to procedural rules and repeatedly assessed with question requiring practical application of the rules to the hypothetical case. With new co-author Jason R. Bent, the third edition is updated to include the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and an exploration of class action requirements following Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, along with an expanded discussion of appellate standards of review. Features: Incorporates 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules governing preservation and production of eletronically stored information, with citations to 2016 authorities applying the new Rules Discussion of the proportionaltiy standard for discovery introduced by 2015 amendments New exploration of class action requirements, including application of the holding in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Expanded discussion of appellate standards of review. Reflects abrogation of Rule 84 and forms.

Administrative Law

Author: John M. Rogers
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887195
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: Law

Using a case-oriented approach, the fourth edition of Administrative Law is a case-rich text that focuses on the core issues in administrative law. Lightly-edited cases preserve the feel of reading entire opinions and include facts, content, full analyses, and citations. Introductory material and questions following the cases focus students’ reading and stimulate class discussion. Keystone cases introduce important themes and topics, and helpful notes facilitate keen understanding of legal doctrines. “Theory Applied” sections at the conclusion of major parts offer teachers an opportunity to evaluate students’ grasp of the materials in new factual and legal contexts.

Twenty First Century Procedure

Author: Christopher B. Mueller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887157
Release Date: 2017-03-12
Genre: Law

Twenty-First Century Procedure, Second Edition presents the major themes of U.S. civil litigation – the adversary system, our dedication to the use of juries in civil cases, our American brand of federalism and its impact on the judicial system and litigation generally, and the relatively recent development of managerial judging – for an introductory course on civil procedure. With its contemporary perspective, Twenty-First Century Procedure includes discussion of modern problems, such as E-discovery and the requirement of careful scrutiny during the certification stage of class suits. The skillful pedagogy evident throughout the book is designed to provide context for the understanding of doctrines and issues, and to stimulate classroom discussion. Expository text introduces students to the issues, followed by carefully edited cases that resolve some of the more important isssues, practical Problems, and Notes and Questions that aid the process of analysis. Pictures and sidebars provide additional context and pique student interest. A statutory supplement is published annually.

Trial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454849582
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Law

Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy conveys a clear understanding of the trial process, how lawyers think, and the strategies and techniques of trial persuasion. Updated throughout, the timely Third Edition provides checklists in each chapter as a useful teaching aid. Topical coverage has been expanded to include discussion of Internet interference during trial and the use of focus groups, trial simulations, and technology in trial preparation. A leader in the field, Trial Advocacy offers: a thorough and lucid overview of the trial process balanced coverage of practice and theory informative discussion of how trial lawyers think and act how litigators use state-of-the-art technology trial persuasion strategies and techniques a thoughtful look at the ethical and legal boundaries of trial advocacy More of what's new in the Third Edition: new coverage of bench-trial advocacy a comprehensive treatment of courtroom evidence how to satisfy the judge's expectations of counsel