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Reading Like a Lawyer

Reading Like a Lawyer Author Ruth Ann McKinney
ISBN-10 1611631106
Release 2012
Pages 312
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The ability to read law well is an indispensable skill that can make or break the academic career of any aspiring lawyer. Fortunately, the ability to read law well (quickly and accurately) is a skill that can be acquired through knowledge and practice. First published in 2005, Reading Like a Lawyer has become a staple on many law school reading lists for prospective and admitted students. The second edition includes the same critical reasoning and reading strategies, accompanied by hands-on practice exercises, that made the first edition such a success. It adds a chapter on a growing challenge for this generation of legal readers: how to read legal materials online with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.



Succeeding in Law School

Succeeding in Law School Author Herbert N. Ramy
ISBN-10 1594607400
Release 2010
Pages 302
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As the Director of Suffolk University Law School¿s Academic Support Program, Professor Ramy begins receiving phone calls from new 1Ls as early as May. Their common question: ''What do I need to do to succeed in law school?'' Professor Ramy has written the second edition of Succeeding in Law School to help answer this question. This edition of the book has several new chapters that are geared toward success both in law school and in the job market. A new chapter on legal analysis addresses one of the most common problems professors see on law school exams -- the absence of the counterargument. New materials on interviewing techniques, creating a writing sample, and writing a resume are designed to help students market themselves to prospective employers. Whether students are seeking advice in the summer months or are looking for help once the school year has begun, this book is an important tool for helping them get the most out of their abilities.



1000 Days to the Bar

1000 Days to the Bar Author Dennis J. Tonsing
ISBN-10 9780837738130
Release 2010
Pages 201
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This is a powerful, accessible and practical book that breaks law school learning strategies into understandable, logical and practical steps that maximize the effect of students’ study efforts, and explicitly ties those learning strategies to the strategies practicing lawyers use to understand, analyze and apply legal concepts in the real- life representation of their clients. Students who employ its methods not only improve their law school performances and increase their chances of passing the bar on their first try, but they also come to understand the practical implica- tions of their hard work for the transition into the real world of practice, where clients entrust to lawyers the protection of their rights, their property, liberties, sometimes even their lives. In other words, students will learn how to practice law while pursuing success in studying law.



Excelling in Law School

Excelling in Law School Author Jason C. Miller
ISBN-10 9781454824350
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 224
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Written by a recent law school graduate with an extraordinary success story, Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach transcends merely surviving the experience, demonstrating how to earn high grades by working smart, excel in extracurricular activities, publish, and land top jobs. The author aced his first year at a fourth tier law school and transferred to a top-10 school from which he graduated, magna cum laude. Now, he shares his insights and his experience, surpassing expectations set by his less-than-lustrous LSAT scores. Miller relieves some of the anxiety about law school by conveying proven strategies that will appeal to today's tech-savvy law student. He outlines the available resources and study-aids and shows how to effectively use new technologies such as websites that distribute outlines, companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses, student-maintained outline banks, recorded lectures, professor podcasts, and PowerPoint slides. Students learn the specific, unique skills required to approach law reviews and scholarships and to hunt for jobs. Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach observes successful tactics used by other students and guides readers in selecting the strategies and resources that best fit each personality. Features of Excelling in Law School: A unique book written by a recent law school graduate with a stunning success story Goes beyond the basics of surviving law school earning high grades excelling in extracurricular activities publishing landing top jobs Helps students excel shows how to work smart relieves some anxiety about law school conveys proven strategies Designed for today's tech-savvy law student Showcases the study-aid market and effective use new technologies websites that distribute outlines companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses student-maintained outline banks recorded lectures professor podcasts PowerPoint slides Reveals effective, specific skills and unique approaches law reviews scholarships job-hunting Outlines available resources Illustrates the author's personal success, one that can be tailored for any law school student how the author personally aced each area strategies and tactics observed in use by other students how to select the strategy and resources that best fit the reader's personality



Thinking Like a Lawyer

Thinking Like a Lawyer Author Frederick Schauer
ISBN-10 9780674032705
Release 2009-04-27
Pages 239
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This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates. But it is also an original exposition of basic legal concepts that scholars and lawyers will find stimulating. It covers such topics as rules, precedent, authority, analogical reasoning, the common law, statutory interpretation, legal realism, judicial opinions, legal facts, and burden of proof.



One L of a Year

 One L of a Year Author Leah M. Christensen
ISBN-10 1594609470
Release 2012
Pages 200
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Many books give law students advice about how to navigate through their first year of law school. This book strives to be something different. The purpose of "One L of a Year" is to focus on the reading, studying and testing strategies used by the most successful law students. This book is more than advice—it is a learning guide based upon empirical research and statistical correlations between law student learning and their law school GPAs.Most importantly, this book attempts to show you what high-ranking law students have done to achieve success during their first year. It's one thing to read about how to take a law school essay exam—it's quite another thing to see examples of student essays, outlines, legal memoranda, and multiple choice questions. With drive and determination, most students can get through law school. However, "One L of a Year" gives you the research-based skills to maximize your own success.



Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School

Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School Author Ruta K. Stropus
ISBN-10 1611632242
Release 2014
Pages 191
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This popular book helps students make the transition from their undergraduate experience to law school learning. Unlike other ''introduction to law school'' texts, Bridging the Gap offers a different approach because it: explains the ''why'' of law, providing students with the context necessary to understand why law school is taught in a certain manner; explains the ''how'' of the law, setting out a step-by-step process that will help students adapt to the law school setting; explains the ''what'' of the law, giving students the opportunity to practice the problem-solving process by providing numerous exercises in a variety of subject matter areas. Rather than giving only general advice, or black letter law and some practice problems for a specific subject, Bridging the Gap provides the context, the process, and the problems. Written by two former law school professors who used these techniques with thousands of students, Bridging the Gap is a guide to what really works in law school.



The Five Types of Legal Argument

The Five Types of Legal Argument Author Wilson Ray Huhn
ISBN-10 1594605165
Release 2008
Pages 212
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"The Five Types of Legal Argument succeeds both as a work of legal theory and as a practical guide to legal reasoning for law students, lawyers and judges. Huhn shows readers how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate the five types of legal arguments (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy) and how to weave the different types of arguments toge the theoretical and practical themes of the work. Huhn introduces two additional ways of attacking legal arguments, and in a new chapter he utilizes principles of deductive logic to demonstrate the validity of the theory of the five types of legal arguments. The principal strength of this book is its clarity. Organized simply and logically, the book is written in plain language that is easily understood both by lay persons and professionals. The Five Types of Legal Argument is required reading at a number of leading American law schools, and it is recommended for anyone who wishes to understand how to construct and how to critique legal arguments. ther to make them more persuasive. The second edition further develops both the theoretical and practical themes of the work.Huhn introduces two additional ways of attacking legal arguments, and in a new chapter he utilizes principles of deductive logic to demonstrate the validity of the theory of the five types of legal arguments. The principal strength of this book is its clarity. Organized simply and logically, the book is written in plain language that is easily understood both by lay persons and professionals. The Five Types of Legal Argument is required reading at a number of leading American law schools, and it is recommended for anyone who wishes to understand how to construct and how to critique legal arguments."



Legal Analysis

Legal Analysis Author David S. Romantz
ISBN-10 1594602794
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 158
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The second edition of Legal Analysis, the Fundamental Skill continues to teach students the critical skills of legal reasoning. This popular book is a practical and clear guide that explains the many ways lawyers analyze the law. The authors demystify legal analysis by examining the foundations and methodology of legal problem solving and by discussing the different levels of critical thinking necessary to develop effective legal arguments. The book emphasizes the importance of applying the law as opposed to relying excessively on formulaic methods of analysis. New to the second edition, the book examines rule-based reasoning and the embedded rule; deductive analysis and resolving statutory ambiguity; case-law reasoning and inductive analysis; the role of policy in legal argument; and the structure and variations of legal argument and CREAC. New examples and exercises are also included.



Open Book

Open Book Author Barry Friedman
ISBN-10 9781454877325
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 288
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Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success, 2E is a book that every JD and LLM law student needs to read, either before classes start or as they get going in their 1L year. Now in an expanded second edition, the book explains in a clear and easygoing, conversational manner what law professors expect from their students both in classes and exams. The authors, award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, give students an inside look at law school by explaining how, despite appearances to the contrary, classes connect to exams and exams connect to the practice of law. Open Book introduces them to the basic structure of our legal system and to the distinctive features of legal reasoning. To prepare students for exams, the book explains in clear and careful detail what exams are designed to test. It then devotes a single, clearly written chapter to each step of the process of answering exams. It also contains a wealth of material, both in the book and digitally, on preparing for exams. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Open Book comes with a free suite of 18 actual law school exams in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property and Torts, written and administered by law professors. These exams include not only questions, but: (1) annotations from the professors explaining what they were looking for; (2) model answers written by the professors themselves; and (3) actual student answers, with professor comments that explain why certain answers were stronger of weaker. As Open Book explains, there is no better way to prepare for exams than by practicing, and these unique materials will enable students to get the most out of their pre-exam practice.



Deconstructing Legal Analysis

Deconstructing Legal Analysis Author Peter T. Wendel
ISBN-10 9781454804505
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 224
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Peter T. Wendel has taught academic success workshops at over thirty-five law schools throughout the country. In Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, he provides a variety of time-tested techniques-including a unique model for visualizing legal analysis-to teach students how to think like lawyers and take law school exams. Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer features: a unique, visual pedagogical method that illustrates a relational analysis of facts, rules, and public policy an interactive approach that consistently encourages students to write down their answers to carefully guided questions a great teaching case, Pierson v. Post, showing how a layperson reads a case as compared to how a lawyer would read the same case useful templates and methods for legal analysis and essay-exam writing, such as IRAC and IRRAC exam-taking tips and guidance that emphasize flexibility, rather than a formulaic approach If experience is the best teacher, then Deconstructing Legal Analysis is an essential for academic success in law school.



The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer Author Michael Connelly
ISBN-10 0759514712
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 416
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This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called "today's Dostoevsky of crime literature." Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.



Juris Types

Juris Types Author Martha M. Peters
ISBN-10 0935652809
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 286
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As the first book of its kind, Juris Types presents a comprehensive guide for utilizing the Myers-Briggs personality types for successfully completing law school. Type and law experts Martha M. Peters and Don Peters present a clear understanding of how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, administered to many incoming law students throughout the country, holds clues for developing optimal study habits and techniques for approaching exams. You will discover step-by-step study habits for each of the sixteen types as well as a general introduction to the theories of psychological type. The book includes a CD-ROM with exercises that appear at the end of each chapter.



A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams

A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams Author John C. Dernbach
ISBN-10 0837731275
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 74
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Students who do well in law school tend to write their examsin a particular way. The purpose of this book is tointroduce students to this method. Chapters teach the lawstudent the purpose of an essay exam, the process of gettingstarted, the basic steps in writing the essay, principlesfor explaining your answer, as well as basic organizational,signposting, and writing rules. An appendix contains twoactual exam questions, including a "model" answer.



Understanding Torts

Understanding Torts Author John L. Diamond
ISBN-10 1531009751
Release 2018-05
Pages 406
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Understanding Torts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding Torts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding Torts book for free.



How to Capture and Keep Clients

How to Capture and Keep Clients Author Jennifer J. Rose
ISBN-10 9781590315262
Release 2005
Pages 261
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In this new, in-depth book the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers give you their secrets, approaches and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm. Through this wealth of savvy advice, you'll learn how to ask for business, attract and keep clients, partner with other lawyers, build a virtual law firm, use technology in client development, brand your law firm and much more.



Your Brain and Law School

Your Brain and Law School Author Marybeth Herald
ISBN-10 1611632269
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 153
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Based on the latest neuroscience research, this entertaining, practical guide offers law students a formula for success in school, on the bar exam, and as practicing attorneys. The process of mastering the law, either as a law student or as an attorney, becomes much easier if one has a working knowledge of the brain's basic habits. The first part of the book translates the research, explaining learning strategies that work for the brain and why others are useless. The second part explores the brain's decision-making processes and cognitive biases. Readers will gain a fluency with the biases that affect persuasion -- the hallmark of a successful lawyer. This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law.