The Winning Oral Argument

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: IND:30000128376807
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

In this eminently browsable book, Bryan A. Garner has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly explained, and then illustrated with quotations from a dazzling array of sources, ancient and modern. Novices and veterans alike will find helpful advice in these pages, which systematically explain the subtleties of the art more lucidly than any previous work has done.

Legal Writing

Author: Mary Barnard
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1683284593
Release Date: 2018-05-14
Genre:

Designed as a desktop reference for legal writers, the sixth edition of this book adds new entries and updates current entries, provides reference material and guidance on improving one's legal writing, includes a large index with cross-references under each entry, and addresses common questions legal writers have. Covering issues small and large, it offers quick, reliable answers. New in this edition are entries on specific kinds of writing lawyers must complete, including the following: amicus briefs; pretrial briefs; appellate briefs; reply briefs; scholarly writing; legal recommendations; corporate documents; judicial opinions; PowerPoints; and informative documents, such as fact sheets, white papers, and newsletter articles.

The Redbook

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314168915
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the essential rules of legal writing. Unlike most style or grammar guides, it focuses on the special needs of legal writers, answering a wide spectrum of questions about grammar and style -- both rules and exceptions. It also gives detailed, authoritative advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, footnotes, and citations, with illustrations in legal context. Designed for law students, law professors, practicing lawyers, and judges, the work emphasizes the ways in which legal writing differs from other styles of technical writing. Its how-to sections deal with editing and proofreading, numbers and symbols, and overall document design. Features: * Cautions on use of 500 stuffy phrases and needless legalisms, along with their everyday English translations * Details rules for 800 words with required prepositions in certain contexts * Explains the correct usage of more than 1,000 words that are often troublesome to legal writers * Gives tips on preparing briefs and other court documents, opinion letters and demand letters, research memos, and contracts * Provides model documents of all types of legal documents and pleadings Reviews 200 terms of art that take on new meanings in legal contexts

Civil Procedure

Author: Richard D. Freer
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 0735578303
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

Lively and engaging, Civil Procedure, Second Edition, breaks down the complex principles of Civil Procedure into its constituent parts, and then reassembles them into a cohesive model that students can readily grasp. Popular bar lecturer and casebook author Richard Freer offers an invaluable learning tool for students struggling to understand this challenging course. Eminently suitable for use alongside any casebook, Civil Procedure, Second Edition, features: broad coverage that reflects the topical content of the leading casebooks defining the issue, a chapter opener that clearly explains major concepts and places them in context salient connections among related concepts, (e.g., personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and venue are all discussed in terms of the overarching theme of selecting a court) strategically positioned hypotheticals that show students how to apply the doctrine and rules to the facts, particularly for difficult legal concepts such as aggregation and supplemental jurisdiction analytical frameworks on topics such as personal jurisdiction and Erie synthesize complex doctrine and suggest a format for addressing fact patterns Updated throughout, the revised Second Edition of Civil Procedure incorporates: the restyled Federal Rules of Civil Procedure commentary on case law concerning discovery of electronically stored information discussion of the Class Action Fairness Act Grable & Sons Metal Products, Inc. v. Darue Engineering & Manufacturing, the landmark opinion regarding federal question jurisdiction Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, impacting the traditional notice pleading of the Federal Rules expanded coverage of Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah, regarding diversity jurisdiction Written with wit, clarity, and a commitment to teaching, Richard Freer's Civil Procedure shows students how the various doctrines fit together into a comprehensive and cohesive framework. Students have found the book remarkably clear and helpful: "an excellent guide to Civil Procedure. ... I was essentially lost for the majority of my Civil Procedure class until I bought this book." "... I find myself coming back to Freer's book to clarify topics that are covered in my casebook." "... full of examples and frameworks that assure success on your CivPro exam." From student reviews on Amazon.com. *A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. for more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]

Ovid Metamorphoses 3 511 733

Author: Ingo Gildenhard
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781783740857
Release Date: 2016-09-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

This extract from Ovid's 'Theban History' recounts the confrontation of Pentheus, king of Thebes, with his divine cousin, Bacchus, the god of wine. Notwithstanding the warnings of the seer Tiresias and the cautionary tale of a character Acoetes (perhaps Bacchus in disguise), who tells of how the god once transformed a group of blasphemous sailors into dolphins, Pentheus refuses to acknowledge the divinity of Bacchus or allow his worship at Thebes. Enraged, yet curious to witness the orgiastic rites of the nascent cult, Pentheus conceals himself in a grove on Mt. Cithaeron near the locus of the ceremonies. But in the course of the rites he is spotted by the female participants who rush upon him in a delusional frenzy, his mother and sisters in the vanguard, and tear him limb from limb. The episode abounds in themes of abiding interest, not least the clash between the authoritarian personality of Pentheus, who embodies 'law and order', masculine prowess, and the martial ethos of his city, and Bacchus, a somewhat effeminate god of orgiastic excess, who revels in the delusional and the deceptive, the transgression of boundaries, and the blurring of gender distinctions. This course book offers a wide-ranging introduction, the original Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Gildenhard and Zissos's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at AS and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Ovid's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

The Rise of Experimental Biology

Author: Peter L. Lutz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781592591633
Release Date: 2002-04-19
Genre: Science

Peter Lutz, PhD, brilliantly traverses the major milestones along the evolutionary path of biomedicine from earliest recorded times to the dawn of the 20th century. With an engaging narrative that will have you turning "just one more page" well into the night, this book revealingly demonstrates just how the modern scientific method has been shaped by the past. Along the way the reader is treated to some delightfully obscure anecdotes and a treasure trove of rich illustrations that chronicle the tortuous history of biomedical developments, ranging from the bizarre and amusing to the downright macabre. The reader will also be introduced to the major ideas shaping contemporary physiology and the social context of its development, and also gain an understanding of how advances in biological science have occasionally been improperly used to satisfy momentary social or political needs.

Practical Argument

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312570927
Release Date: 2010-07-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives.

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454885672
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Law

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 9E offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. The successful, balanced approach presents a clear, complete overview of the litigation process, without bogging down in so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted. The text’s clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course. Pedagogical aids throughout the text, including bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions, make the material much more accessible to students. The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, not just read, about the motions, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case. Features: Updated with changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Short, edited cases added to each chapter, with questions,for follow-up discussion on key topics Includes new developments in e-discovery Updated with new techniques for utilizing computerized litigation support systems in preparing cases for trial Updated internet research questions Coverage streamlined throughout Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions In addition to review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations), the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class. The Instructor’s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations

Modern Trial Advocacy Law School Edition Fourth Edition

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781601565747
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Genre: Law

The Fourth Edition of Modern Trial Advocacy: Law School Edition presents a realistic and contemporary approach to learning and developing trial advocacy skills. Dedicated to the law student, the book contains a "Trial Basics" chapter, which discusses what happens in a trial and the role the advocate plays. The Law School Edition has checklists that guide students in their performance. This edition also includes: • a brand new chapter on using electronic visuals and technology in the courtroom; and • new enhanced video content—top NITA faculty demonstrate the core techniques discussed in the book so you can observe and learn these skills in a new way. NITA's best-selling text, Modern Trial Advocacy, has set the standard for trial advocacy texts since 1993. All of NITA's renowned full trial programs use the text, as do prominent law schools nationwide. The authors guide the beginning advocate from developing a winning case theory through all phases of trial, explaining how to present a case as a story, and how to tell the story to the jury powerfully and persuasively.

A Good and Wise Measure

Author: Francis M. Carroll
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802083587
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

The story of the attempts to settle the original boundary between British North America and the United States. Though established by the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the boundary was plagued by ambiguities and errors in the document.

Pretrial Advocacy

Author: Marilyn J. Berger
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454870005
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

Pretrial Advocay: Planning, Analysis, and Strategy, Fifth Edition provides an excellent conceptual and practical foundation for pretrial litigation for both teachers and students. Pretrial Advocay covers both criminal and civil pretrial practice, with a focus on federal and state litigation. Professional responsibilty and civility are emphasized through the text. Checklists of skills, techniques, and ethics, which appear in each chapter, as well as 79 assignments, designed for student role-play performances, allow for greater student comprehension. Features New complete password-protected website (aspenadvocacybooks.com) containing: Streaming videos 79 assignments for role-play skills performances, such as drafting pleadings and taking and defending a deposition Drafting demand letters and mediation briefs with a step-by-step explanation of how to draft effective demand letters and mediation bries with examples Pleadings Chapter newly revised and enhanced Up-to-date Rules changes are incorporated

Bone Wars

Author: Tom Rea
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822972581
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Science

Tom Rea traces the evolution of scientific thought regarding dinosaurs and reveals the deception, hostility, and sometimes outright aggression present in the early years of fossil hunting. This book details one of the most famous—and notorious—dinosaur skeletons ever discovered: Diplodocus carnegii, named after Andrew Carnegie.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Author: Teresa L. Scheid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108184083
Release Date: 2017-06-08
Genre: Psychology

With chapters written by leading scholars and researchers, the third edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides an updated, comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. The volume presents an overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness. Part I examines the social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, the theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders, and cultural variability in mental health. The section addresses the DSM-5 and its potential influence on diagnosis and research on mental health outcomes. Part II investigates the effects of social context on mental health and illness. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery, and social context of mental health treatment. The chapters in Part III address the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. This volume is a key resource for students, researchers, advocates, and policymakers seeking to understand mental health and mental health delivery systems.

The Winning Brief 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts

Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199826625
Release Date: 2004-02-13
Genre: Law

Good legal writing wins court cases. It its first edition, The Winning Brief proved that the key to writing well is understanding the judicial readership. Now, in a revised and updated version of this modern classic, Bryan A. Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections. Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. In Garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak," he warns-and demonstrates how to do just that. Beginning each tip with a set of quotable quotes from experts, he then gives masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, The Winning Brief also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs. Constantly collecting material from his seminars and polling judges for their preferences, the second edition delivers the same solid guidelines with even more supporting evidence. Including for the first time sections on the ever-changing rules of acceptable legal writing, Garner's new edition keeps even the most seasoned lawyers on their toes and writing briefs that win cases. An invaluable resource for attorneys, law clerks, judges, paralegals, law students and their teachers, The Winning Brief has the qualities that make all of Garner's books so popular: authority, accessibility, and page after page of techniques that work. If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf--it should be open on your desk.