Mastering Appellate Advocacy And Process

Author: Donna C. Looper
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ISBN: 9781611637519
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Mastering Appellate Advocacy and Process covers the range of appellate procedures in use across the United States, from preserving error below and on appeal, filing the notice of appeal, compiling the record, as well as appealable orders and judgments, proper parties on appeal, and appellate jurisdiction. The book also covers legal analysis, drafting, and advocacy techniques used in preparing appellate briefs, as well as oral advocacy techniques in a discussion that is useful to novices and old hands. Written for practicing lawyers as well as students, the book also includes a chapter devoted to that particular law school exercise known as moot court, identifying how typical moot court competitions are like, and unlike, real world appellate practice. The authors delve into technical waters while maintaining an accessible tone and structure, taking nothing for granted in terms of pre-existing knowledge or experience in the appellate field. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.

Appellate Advocacy

Author: Ursula Bentele
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0769849113
Size: 61.62 MB
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Contracts

Author: Charles Calleros
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ISBN: 9781611638929
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Now available in both print and e-book form, Contracts: Cases, Text, and Problems provides a unique combination of introductory explanations, case and statutory method, and problem method. It introduces students to contracts law and legal method in an engaging, accessible manner that mirrors the way an associate would analyze a problem in a law office: (1) Hornbook-style text and excerpts from scholarly articles present an overview to each topic, providing context and perspectives in preparation for examining primary law; (2) cases and statutes invite more focused exploration of each legal topic; and (3) numerous exercises and practice examinations provide students with the opportunity to apply the law to new facts, leading to a deeper, working knowledge of the material. The text, article excerpts, cases, and exercises occasionally touch upon legal history, comparative law, international law, economic analysis, and professional responsibility to better help students place the contracts material in a broader context. The exercises include several drafting problems, and one case reveals an overlap between contract law and civil rights law (liability for racial discrimination in contracting under 42 U.S.C. § 1981). Several cases and exercises explore questions of litigation and civil procedure, including standards of appellate review and the ability to create a triable issue of fact and escape summary judgment by offering admissible parol evidence. The 2016 edition is updated through November 2015, and includes the Supreme Court's embrace of disgorgement of profits in an interstate-compact case, the discussion of electronic contracting and unconscionability in the Uber ride service litigation in California, coverage of California's Right to Repair Act, and a summary of the Supreme Court case law on the Federal Arbitration Act's preemption of state law defenses to class actions waivers in arbitration clauses.

Legal Analysis 100 Exercises For Mastery Practice For Every Law Student 2012

Author: Cassandra L. Hill
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327174005
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Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student offers 100 paced exercises to sharpen students' legal analysis skills. Professors will find: • A bank of 100 legal analysis exercises at the ready, whenever students' analysis skills need attention or refinement • Exercises adaptable to any paradigm, that increase the depth of students' writing • Varied assignments that contain thoughtful sample answers and helpful annotations • Learning objectives and outcomes for each chapter • Assessment and grading rubric for each chapter • Go-to material ready for any class period • 100 exercises that can be used as is or expanded to fit professors' preferences • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that their students can use to assess their own performance • Online resources for ready access to authority Students will receive: • Tools students need to develop a keen understanding of rule-based and analogical reasoning • 100 unique and fresh exercises to practice and self-assess their performance, using their own law school's analysis paradigm • Self-assessment opportunities to ensure progress in analysis • Learning objectives and outcomes for the legal analysis exercises • Writing assignments with self-contained feedback • Online resources for easy access to exercise cases, statutes, and regulations and helpful tips on improving legal analysis and writing skills Academic support professionals can expect: • 100 progressive legal analysis exercises for students to complete • Go-to material assignable to any student • Self-contained exercises that do not require particular knowledge of substantive law • Sample annotated answers for 50 of the exercises that students can review • Online resources for access to authority

Legal Writing By Design

Author: Teresa J. Reid Rambo
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ISBN: 9781594608599
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The second edition of Legal Writing by Design remains unique in demonstrating how to transform thoughts into writing by explaining the link between thinking and writing. It doesn't just tell the reader to ""argue by analogy"" or to ""apply the rule"" — it explains the design of the thinking involved in those processes and shows how to transform that design into writing.Through easily understandable hypotheticals, outlines, graphics, exercises, and writing samples, many garnered during the authors' combined forty-plus years of teaching legal writing and appellate advocacy to law students, Legal Writing by Design comprehensively demonstrates how to transform ideas into exceptional writing. It demystifies the writing process by explaining the design of (1) deductive and inductive reasoning, (2) analogical thinking, and (3) relevancy. Once that design is understood, writing becomes easy.Writing with liberal doses of humor, the authors provide clearly readable charts, examples, and templates throughout this second edition. All chapters include a chapter review, and many also provide writing prompts. In addition to chapters explaining the fundamentals of writing legal memos and briefs, Legal Writing by Design contains sections on (1) clear and effective writing; (2) the appellate process, including an easily understandable explanation of standards of review; (3) oral argument techniques and practice; (4) the writing and editing process; (5) case briefing; and (6) professionalism in the practice of law. Exercises corresponding to the principles explained are included throughout most chapters.Successfully used for over ten years by thousands of law school students, Legal Writing by Design is the perfect tool for anyone — attorneys, legal assistants, pro se litigants, undergraduate students, or the public — who seeks the ideal way to analyze issues, to write clearly, and to write persuasively.

Pass The Bar

Author: Denise Riebe
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Pass the Bar! provides a comprehensive overview of the pre-bar review, bar review, and bar exam process. The authors demystify the bar exam process and take readers through the steps they need in order to succeed.Readers are given specific checklists, exercises, reflection questions; information about what to do during the year before their bar reviews begin; how to set the stage to succeed with their bar exams; how to study and approach practice questions; sample exam questions, and answers; and what additional study methods can maximize their chances of passing their bar exams.The book has been designed with several uses in mind: As the text for a for-credit law school bar preparation course As a supplemental text for an upper-division doctrinal course, allowing professors to build students' bar study skills in the context of learning a bar-tested subject As a text for non-credit bar preparation workshops For students' independent study Written in a straightforward and practical style, the authorS' strategies are communicated in an informal, reader-friendly way. Their recommendations are grounded in educational and psychological research as well as their personal experiences in designing programs and working with students preparing to take bar exams. The Foreword is written by Professor Ruth Ann McKinney, Director of the Writing and Learning Resources Center at the University of North Carolina School of Law. A teacher's manual will accompany the text, and it will include the educational theory underlying the text, sample syllabi, sample lesson plans, teaching recommendations, for-credit course information, and many sample answers.

Border Security

Author: James R. Phelps
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781611638219
Size: 53.41 MB
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Why American Prisons Fail

Author: Peyton Paxson
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ISBN: 9781611635188
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In Why American Prisons Fail: How to Fix Them without Spending More Money (Maybe Less), two former law school classmates, Peyton Paxson, a criminal justice professor, and George H. Watson, a past federal inmate and former attorney, address the issues currently facing our corrections system. They begin by describing how events in the late twentieth century caused the US to have the highest incarceration rate in the world today. They go on to discuss how Watson found himself in prison and his observations of how prisons fail to do their job--to rehabilitate prisoners and prepare them for reintegration back into society. The book provides brief surveys of the history of criminological theory and American prisons and compares U.S. penology with that of other Western democracies. The authors also examine the political and economic factors that drive today's mass incarceration phenomenon. They conclude with a discussion of existing best practices and proposed reforms to move away from expensive and unsuccessful mass incarceration toward a more effective system. Why American Prisons Fail is particularly timely, as there are rising bipartisan calls in Washington and among the states to adopt a different response to crime.

Choosing Health

Author: April Lynch
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134493671
Size: 30.60 MB
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For courses in personal health. Helping readers understand that their actions and behavior matter Choosing Health uses real-life applications, behavior change tools, and mobile technologies to speak to today's readers better than any other brief personal health textbook. The 3rd Edition offers guidance for actively improving individuals' health while new interactive videos, quizzes, activities, and worksheets in Mastering(tm) Health coach readers through the toughest health topics. With its bold design and inclusion of real reader stories (both online and in the printed material), this text is the one that individuals can most relate to--and the one that will most inspire them to choose a healthy lifestyle. Also available with Mastering Health Mastering Health is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab & Mastering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134517954 / 9780134517957 Choosing Health Plus Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134493672 / 9780134493671 Choosing Health 0134517024 / 9780134517025 Mastering Health with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Choosing Health