Whose Monet

Author: John A. Humbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454876168
Release Date: 2016-01-31
Genre: Law

This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading

Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student

Author: Steven L. Emanuel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454807759
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Study Aids

Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student gives you a detailed, step-by-step program for surviving the first year of law school. Note-taking--Sharpening your note-taking skills will maximize your study time and improve your grades Your law professor's personality--Understanding it can be to your advantage Study traps--What are they and how to avoid them Memory aids--How classic memory systems work and when you should (and shouldn't) use them The pressures of law school--Effective techniques for handling the pressure from classmates, professors, and reading assignments Taking exams--Nine steps to writing exceptional exam answers The Internet--Useful search engines and websites

The United States Legal System

Author: Margaret Z. Johns
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611638607
Release Date: 2016-08-03
Genre:

This book introduces legal education, the legal profession, the legal system, and primary sources of the law. It begins with the basics and then introduces more sophisticated issues. The fourth edition updates all the statistical information about legal education and the legal profession, uses a new series of cases showing the evolution of the common law, and includes the Obergefell case to illustrate the complex interplay of legal doctrines.

An Introduction to the American Legal System

Author: John M. Scheb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766827593
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

"An Introduction to the American Legal System" is ideal for undergraduate students in legal studies, political science, criminal justice, pre-law, and sociology programs, paralegal programs, as well as for anyone with an interest in the historical and contemporary approaches to law in America.

An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

Author: Steven J. Burton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454822639
Release Date: 2007-01-10
Genre: Law

Now in its Third Edition, An Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning continues to be the ideal go-to for the first year law student. It is a short, practical book that introduces beginning law students and others to contemporary law and legal reasoning. By presenting these topics through various discussions of cases and examples, it provides students with a solid source to reference for years to come. A dependable, practical source, that: Covers analogical and deductive reasoning, as well as the roles of legal conventions, purposes, and policies in legal reasoning Discusses cases of varying difficulty to diversify the learning process Presents law and legal reasoning primarily through discussions of cases and examples that avoid the abstraction characteristic of most competing books Emphasizes the law as used in practice by lawyers and judges Provides an explicit and systematic introduction to law and legal reasoning Offers a source suitable for use as supplementary reading in any first year course, in legal research and writing courses, in paralegal courses, and in other settings This great new edition has been carefully updated to include: A new chapter, "Hardest Cases," that highlights cases notorious in the press Updates throughout that guarantee the most current legal information

We the Students

Author: Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483319452
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Law

We the Students is a highly acclaimed resource that has introduced thousands of students to the field of legal studies by covering Supreme Court issues that directly affect them. It examines topics such as students’ access to judicial process; religion in schools; school discipline and punishment; and safety, discrimination and privacy at school. Through meaningful and engagingly written commentary, excerpts of Supreme Court cases (with students as the litigants), and exercises and class projects, author Jamie B. Raskin provides students with the tools they need to gain a deeper appreciation of democratic freedoms and challenges, and underscores their responsibility in preserving constitutional principles. Completely revised and updated, the new, Fourth Edition of We the Students incorporates new Supreme Court cases, new examples, and new exercises to bring constitutional issues to life.

Just Writing

Author: Anne Enquist
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888079
Release Date: 2017-02-17
Genre: Law

Just Writing covers the basic principles of good legal writing — including style, grammar, and punctuation — and demonstrates them through numerous examples. The text provides legal writers of all experience levels with tips, techniques, and helpful advice for every step of the process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. However, Just Writing goes further, guiding students to eloquence in concise legal prose. The text provides valuable resources for English-as-a-Second-Language students and teachers.

American Law and Legal Systems

Author: James V. Calvi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317225515
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Political Science

American Law and Legal Systems examines the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework with great clarity and insight. Readers are introduced to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics, from how a lawsuit is filed through the final appeal. This new edition provides essential updates to forensic and scientific evidence, contract law, and family law, and includes new text boxes and tables to help students understand, remember, and apply central concepts. New to the 8th Edition Updates the coverage of environmental law, especially in relation to climate change. Updates the coverage of family law, especially in relation to gay marriage. Includes new coverage of challenges to the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance, and cybersecurity. Covers the effects of social media on judicial proceedings. Includes 16 new cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges. Adds new text boxes on intriguing subjects throughout. Accompanied by an author-written Instructor’s Manual that includes Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Chapter Outlines, Key Terms and Concepts, as well as Test Questions for each chapter.

Debating the Death Penalty

Author: Hugo Adam Bedau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195179803
Release Date: 2005-03-24
Genre: Law

Experts on both side of the issue speak out both for and against capital punishment and the rationale behind their individual beliefs.

No Heroes No Villains

Author: Steven J. Phillips
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307434463
Release Date: 2010-05-05
Genre: Social Science

On June 28, 1972 in a South Bronx subway station, John Skagen, a white off-duty policeman on his way home, suddenly and without apparent provocation, ordered James Richardson, a black man on his way to work, to get against the wall and put his hands up. Richardson had a gun, and the two exchanged shots. In the melee that followed, Skagen was fatally wounded by a cop who rushed to the scene. In the ensuing trial, William Kunstler handled Richardson's defense and the author of this book, then assistant district attorney, prosecuted the case. Here is a first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of every step of the proceedings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Law for Business and Personal Use

Author: John Adamson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780538445887
Release Date: 2008-02-08
Genre: Law

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Our Living Constitution

Author: Jerry Aten
Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 076822456X
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Education

Designed to teach the Constitution of the United States to students in an easier and more meaningful language than it is written.

Open Book

Author: Barry Friedman
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
ISBN: 1454806079
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Study Aids

Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School is accompanied by the Web site www.openbooklaw.com Wolters Kluwer Law & Business adds an outstanding volume to its list of practical tools for law school success - a contemporary, accessible and complete guide to exam preparation by two leading scholars and teachers Wolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for law school success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School offers today's law students more than simple exam preparation. The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linking exam-taking to the actual practice of law, they explain what it means to "think like a lawyer" in an exam setting, and how to get the most out of classes. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, "the pinball method of exam-taking," and provides detailed examples and a wealth of concrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers―including professors teaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law school administrators―have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerous student reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habits and their entire outlook on law school. With straightforward prose, memorable, and often humorous illustrations, and a unique insider's perspective, Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School opens a clear path to law school success. Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. An accompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers with access to free sample outlines, class notes, and class briefs. In addition, the Web site offers, as paid content, actual law school exams in all of the standard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professors who wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotated by the same professors. Features of Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com ISBN for the book to look it up is: 9781454806073 High-profile, experienced authors Advice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 1L course Distinctive central pedagogy: "the pinball method" of exam-taking Explains not just the "how" but the "why" of law school exams-- what makes law school exams unique Numerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations of exam-taking techniques Straightforward, often humorous style encourages engagement Key points accented with memorable illustrations Not just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law school Extensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellar Current law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law school Accompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.com Free content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefs Paid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors Testimonial: Open book is a helpful resource for every law student. I received the book as a 1L and it provided an

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method

Author: John C. Dernbach
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887928
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Law

A Practical Guide to Legal Writing and Legal Method continues to provide complete coverage of basic legal writing and analysis with the clarity and precision that has made it a classic in the field. The text is concise and flexible, teaching students to apply legal method concepts to a written or oral argument through a combination of introductory exposition, extensive examples, and practice exercises. Offering great teaching opportunities in the classroom, the lessons and examples also support independent study and review. A valuable text that students will want to keep as practitioners.