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Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkships Author Mary L. Dunnewold
ISBN-10 1594606412
Release 2010
Pages 318
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Judicial Clerkships: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive guide to working as a judicial clerk. The book explains (1) the role and duties of judicial clerks, (2) how to adapt the writing style used in law school classes and journals for use in the judicial clerkship setting, and (3) the form and content of specific documents written by judicial clerks. The book discusses how to write bench memoranda, opinion drafts, orders, findings of fact and conclusions of law, jury instructions, and letters and other professional correspondence. In addition to explaining how to write specific documents, the book reviews the fundamentals of good writing, research, and citation. It also features chapters on how to apply for clerkships, the different kinds of clerkships, and the ethical responsibilities of clerks. The document-specific chapters all include document review checklists and sample documents. The book is a great resource for law students taking a judicial internship or externship class, law school graduates considering judicial clerkships, and current judicial clerks.



Behind the Bench

Behind the Bench Author Debra Strauss
ISBN-10 1628103825
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 386
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Author Debra M. Strauss explains all aspects of clerkships in this new 15th anniversary edition. The book includes updated information and resources as your go-to source on judicial clerkships, focusing on what clerkships are, what kind of work clerks do, why you should apply, how to find and apply for the type of clerkship that would be right for you, how to give a strong interview, and why clerkships give you stellar credentials that prospective employers will actively seek out. Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships is filled with nuts and bolts advice on all aspects of the application process, including building a successful application, interviewing, etiquette of offers and acceptances, and special strategies designed to help you in your quest for the perfect clerkship. To further lay the groundwork for a positive experience, this title also features a special section on how to prepare for your clerkship, as well as the code of conduct for law clerks. With updated information and new resources, this is an indispensable handbook for every law student and potential judicial clerk!



The All Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking

The All Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking Author Abigail Perdue
ISBN-10 1634608224
Release 2017-04-08
Pages 462
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The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking ("Guide") is a comprehensive new resource that is ideal for current and prospective law clerks as well as law professors who teach judicial drafting courses or direct judicial externship programs. The book's author-Professor Abigail Perdue - is a former attorney and federal judicial clerk who now teaches Judicial Clerking and other courses at Wake Forest University School of Law. She also directs Wake Forest's prestigious D.C. Summer Judicial Externship Program. Based on Professor Perdue's experience in clerking and teaching, the Guide enables students to put their knowledge into practice via accessible reading assignments, effective exercises and simulations, and a series of short legal writing assignments. A one-stop shop for current and prospective judicial clerks, the Guide explores the purpose and function of a judicial clerk, the nature and structure of the judiciary, how to apply for and obtain a clerkship, and more importantly, how to perform well during and after the clerkship. Among other things, it explains how to draft opinions, bench memos, professional emails, and orders as well as how to prepare for oral argument, hearings, and trials. It also discusses judicial ethics, professionalism, confidentiality, social media, courtroom decorum, judicial drafting, docket management, and other issues that judicial clerks commonly encounter. The Guide breaks down complex assignments, such as bench memo drafting, into a series of simple, concrete steps and provides checklists, graphical illustrations, annotated judicial opinions, and sample emails, cover letters, resumes, bench memos, etc. The Guide even shares practical, real-world advice gleaned from judicial law clerks who have served at courts across America. Look for it on shelves in the spring of 2017!



Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Clerkships Author Aliza Milner
ISBN-10 9781422477564
Release 2011
Pages 188
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Judicial Clerkships has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Judicial Clerkships also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Judicial Clerkships book for free.



So Ordered

So Ordered Author Jill Barton
ISBN-10 9781454892618
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 224
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This textbook offers concise guidance on how to become a successful judicial writer using common judicial documents, including bench memos, trial court orders, jury instructions, appellate opinions, dissents, and concurrences. So Ordered explains how to conceive, express, and revise each of the principal parts of these documents, from the case caption and introduction to the legal analysis and conclusion. Handpicked, annotated examples from the nation’s best judicial writers will inspire students to develop successful legal writing strategies and craft well-polished documents. A straightforward, accessible textbook that shows—rather than tells—students how to approach their writing assignments with care, So Ordered instills valuable lessons on lawyering that students can draw on throughout their careers.



In Chambers

In Chambers Author Jennifer L. Sheppard
ISBN-10 9781454820536
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 228
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In Chambers is a refreshingly brief and focused book that addresses the key concepts and basic skills clerks and externs need to have on day one. It explains rudimentary tasks, such as reading a docket sheet and working with a case file, and offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions. Sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts are identified for specific topics, and a helpful note-taking system is provided. Standards of review are covered in detail, including the standard for mixed questions of fact and law. Useful checklists are provided as well for drafting documents. Exercises at the end of chapters evaluate the reader’s comprehension and application of the materials. The text of In Chambers is informed by the author's own experience as a judicial clerk as well as her involvement with the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law. Features: Addresses key concepts and basic skills that clerks and externs need to have on day one Explains rudimentary tasks reading a docket sheet working with a case file Offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions Identifies sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts in specific areas Provides a helpful note-taking system Explains standards of review in detail includes standard for mixed questions of fact and law Includes checklists for drafting documents Features chapter-ending exercises evaluate the reader's comprehension apply materials to real situations Informed by author's experience served as a judicial clerk involved in the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law



Law School Survival Manual

Law School Survival Manual Author Nancy B. Rapoport
ISBN-10 9781454804697
Release 2011-07-22
Pages 1422
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In the Law School Survival Manual, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel serve as the friendly voice of experience whose wit and wisdom will guide you through law school from the application process to orientation, and from your first year to graduation - including summer jobs, clerkships, and the bar exam. This concise handbook focuses on all aspects of law school that are mystifying or tricky or both. The Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam offers complete coverage, Before law school What you'll need before you apply Picking the right law school for you Orientation Your checklist for law school First year Collegiality and etiquette Friendships, romance, and networking The psychology of law professors Reading cases and statutes Outlining and studying Preparing for essay and multiple-choice exams Choosing upper-level courses Managing your time and scheduling your life Exploring joint-degree program opportunities Finding and applying for a summer job Landing a judicial clerkship Studying for the bar exam and the MPRE With reassuring humor and unique perspectives, Nancy Rapoport and Jeff Van Niel show you how to cope with stress, manage your time, study efficiently, nurture new friendships, write a paper, prepare for exams, and make sound decisions - in law school and beyond.



The Young Lawyer s Jungle Book

The Young Lawyer s Jungle Book Author Thane Josef Messinger
ISBN-10 1888960191
Release 2000-01
Pages 231
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.



The Ponzi Book

The Ponzi Book Author Kathy Bazoian Phelps
ISBN-10 9780769846576
Release 2012
Pages
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The Ponzi Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Ponzi Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Ponzi Book book for free.



Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty Current Issues and Controversies

Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty  Current Issues and Controversies Author Marc J. Tassé Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781440840159
Release 2017-12-31
Pages 171
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Providing key information for students or professionals in the fields of criminology, education, psychology, law, and law enforcement, this book documents the legal and clinical aspects of the issues related to intellectual disability and the death penalty. • Provides a comprehensive review of the legal and clinical aspects of the death penalty and intellectual disability • Offers a detailed discussion of the Supreme court decision in Atkins v. Virginia as well as a review of court decisions since that 2002 ruling • Details the diagnostic issues related to determination of intellectual disability, such as the assessment of intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, and age of onset • Shares best practices in clinical assessment and important forensic matters that must be considered



Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech

Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech Author Abigail Perdue
ISBN-10 9781557536334
Release 2014
Pages 245
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A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile "crush video" case, US v. Stevens, to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey of important issues facing society in the area of animal welfare. The Stevens case included various "hot topic" elements connected to the role of government as arbiter of public morality, including judicial attitudes to sexual deviance and dogfighting. Because it is one of only two animal rights cases that the US Supreme Court has handled, and the only case discussing the competing interests of free speech and animal cruelty, it will be an important topic for discussion in constitutional and animal law courses for decades to come. The Stevens case arose from the first conviction under 18 USC § 48 (Section 48), a federal law enacted in 1999, which criminalized the creation, sale, and/or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty. The US Congress intended Section 48 to end the creation and interstate trafficking of depictions of animal cruelty in which animals are abused or even killed for entertainment's sake. Proponents of Section 48 predicted that countless benefits to both humans and animals would flow from its enforcement. Opponents of the law argued that it was too far-reaching and would stifle protected speech. Critics of Section 48 appeared to have prevailed when the US Supreme Court struck the law down as unconstitutionally overbroad. Although a law tailored to address the Supreme Court's concerns was quickly enacted, the free speech/animal cruelty controversy is far from over.



Beyond the First Draft

Beyond the First Draft Author Megan McAlpin
ISBN-10 1594609985
Release 2014-02-28
Pages 156
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Beyond the First Draft helps law students and lawyers approach the often difficult task of editing their own writing. The book starts with the fundamental idea that good writing is organized, vigorous, clear, and polished. Its ultimate goal is to help students and practitioners understand that good writing cannot be accomplished in a single draft; good writers must be good editors. Each chapter of the book is organized around one of the principles of good writing and begins with an editing checklist for accomplishing that principle of good writing. The book explains each item in the checklist, providing students and lawyers with the instruction and straightforward editing tips that they need to become effective editors. Beyond the First Draft was written with law students, practitioners, and legal writing professors in mind. Its straightforward approach makes even those difficult-to-understand grammatical concepts accessible to students and practitioners through frequent, easy-to-understand grammar reminders, explanations, and examples. Students will benefit from the realistic editing exercises at the end of each chapter, which require them to edit full sections of a memo rather than simply doing sentence level exercises. Finally, professors can use the numbered checklists in each chapter to comment on student work, which will make commenting on writing more efficient and will create clear connections between the text and the professor's feedback.



Off and Running

Off and Running Author Angela C. Arey
ISBN-10 9781454836155
Release 2014-03-06
Pages 256
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Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Using a single, classroom-tested fact pattern, the authors demonstrate in concrete steps how a first-year associate might approach a legal problem. Students practice these steps and skills on other fact patterns, as they read about this fictional associate. Using this fresh approach and a plain-English writing style, the authors introduce essential concepts and skills related to objective legal writing and legal research, with a particular emphasis on the professional and ethical representation of clients. Students learn how to think like a lawyer. Features: Fully integrated coursebook for first semester of 1L LRW course. Integrates research, analysis, and writing. Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including and"ethics alertand" boxes, are integrated throughout the text. Presents one classroom-tested fact pattern to demonstrate how to i.d. the issues in the fact pattern, use legal resources to research those issues, and use the research results to write documents such as an objective memorandum and a client letter. Professors may assign different fact patterns, set in other jurisdictions, to have students demonstrate their skills. They may also assign a closed-universe problem during the early weeks of the semester. Other chapters cover an overview of the U.S. legal system, the basics of grammar, punctuation and style; how to use e-mail effectively; and incorporating LW principles into litigation and transactional documents. Book takes a streamlined approach, focusing on the essentials and using plain English, in order to remain accessible to students



Don t Go to Law School unless

Don t Go to Law School  unless Author Paul F. Campos
ISBN-10 1480163686
Release 2012
Pages 100
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Going to law school has become a very expensive and increasingly risky gamble. When is it still worth it? Law professor Paul Campos answers that question in this book, which gives prospective law students, their families, and current law students the tools they need to make a smart decision about applying to, enrolling in, and remaining in law school. Campos explains how the law school game is won and lost, from the perspective of an insider who has become the most prominent and widely cited critic of the deceptive tactics law schools use to convince the large majority of law students to pay far more for their law degrees than those degrees are worth.DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL (UNLESS) reveals which law schools are still worth attending, at what price, and what sorts of legal careers it makes sense to pursue today. It outlines the various economic and psychological traps law students and new lawyers fall into, and how to avoid them. This book is a must-read if you or someone you care about is considering law school, or wondering whether to stay enrolled in one now.



Law School Lowdown

Law School Lowdown Author Ian E. Scott
ISBN-10 143800317X
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 320
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If you’re a law school student, or if you’re planning to apply to law school, you’ll find the practical guidance you’ll need for success—plus tips on pitfalls to avoid—when you open this important new book. Written by a recent Harvard Law School graduate who is currently associated with major Wall Street law firm, this brand-new blueprint for legal accomplishment gets down to specifics with: The law school application process and tips on taking the important Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Selecting a law school, applying for scholarships, and deciding between top-ranked and lower-ranked schools Making the grade during that vital first year at law school The best courses to take in second and third years The advantages of publishing papers while in law school Seeking out summer positions at law firms Taking and passing state bar exams Finding employment at a law firm after graduation Other post-law school options, including judicial clerkships Valuable appendices give you still more advice, and include a completed model law school application form, effective résumés, a model brief of a case for class, and much more. Written by a successful attorney and based on his own law school experiences, Law School Lowdown zeroes-in on both the rigors and satisfactions that comprise the law school experience, offering the advice and counsel that will pave your way to a successful career in law.



The Behavior of Federal Judges

The Behavior of Federal Judges Author Lee Epstein
ISBN-10 9780674067325
Release 2013-01-07
Pages 446
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Federal judges are not just robots or politicians in robes, yet their behavior is not well understood, even among themselves. Using statistical methods, a political scientist, an economist, and a judge construct a unified theory of judicial decision-making to dispel the mystery of how decisions from district courts to the Supreme Court are made.



In Chambers

In Chambers Author Jennifer L. Sheppard
ISBN-10 9781454820536
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 228
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In Chambers is a refreshingly brief and focused book that addresses the key concepts and basic skills clerks and externs need to have on day one. It explains rudimentary tasks, such as reading a docket sheet and working with a case file, and offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions. Sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts are identified for specific topics, and a helpful note-taking system is provided. Standards of review are covered in detail, including the standard for mixed questions of fact and law. Useful checklists are provided as well for drafting documents. Exercises at the end of chapters evaluate the reader’s comprehension and application of the materials. The text of In Chambers is informed by the author's own experience as a judicial clerk as well as her involvement with the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law. Features: Addresses key concepts and basic skills that clerks and externs need to have on day one Explains rudimentary tasks reading a docket sheet working with a case file Offers detailed instructions on drafting jury instructions Identifies sources of authority commonly relied upon by the courts in specific areas Provides a helpful note-taking system Explains standards of review in detail includes standard for mixed questions of fact and law Includes checklists for drafting documents Features chapter-ending exercises evaluate the reader's comprehension apply materials to real situations Informed by author's experience served as a judicial clerk involved in the externship programs at Appalachian School of Law and Mercer University School of Law