Getting To Maybe

Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 161163217X
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Getting To Maybe from the Author: Richard Michael Fischl. Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.

The Best 117 Law Schools

Author: Esq. Eric Owens
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375764196
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The Best 117 Law Schools from the Author: Esq. Eric Owens. "Our Best 357 Colleges is the best-selling college guide on the market because it is the voice of the students. Now we let graduate students speak for themselves, too, in these brand-new guides for selecting the ideal business, law, medical, or arts and humanities graduate school. It includes detailed profiles; rankings based on student surveys, like those made popular by our Best 357 Colleges guide; as well as student quotes about classes, professors, the social scene, and more. Plus we cover the ins and outs of admissions and financial aid. Each guide also includes an index of all schools with the most pertinent facts, such as contact information. And we've topped it all off with our school-says section where participating schools can talk back by providing their own profiles. It's a whole new way to find the perfect match in a graduate school."

The American Legal System And Civic Engagement

Author: Kenneth Manaster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137342331
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The American Legal System And Civic Engagement from the Author: Kenneth Manaster. In recent years there has been a widely-recognized and serious lack of rational and civil public discussion about current issues. In The American Legal System and Civic Engagement, Manaster asserts that ordinary citizens can form their opinions on public issues more intelligently, confidently, and responsibly if they have some guidance on how to do it. Drawing from the tools and traditions of the American legal system, he offers guidance to aid citizens in understanding public issues and participating in the type of responsible public debate these challenging issues deserve. From analyzing the influence of the media in informing the public, to examining the role of the citizen as a juror, The American Legal System and Civic Engagement is a practical and informative guide to how Americans can better perform the civic duty that modern democracy requires.

Feminist Judgments

Author: Rosemary Hunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317278
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Feminist Judgments from the Author: Rosemary Hunter. While feminist legal scholarship has thrived within universities and in some sectors of legal practice, it has yet to have much impact within the judiciary or on judicial thinking. Thus, while feminist legal scholarship has generated comprehensive critiques of existing legal doctrine, there has been little opportunity to test or apply feminist knowledge in practice, in decisions in individual cases. In this book, a group of feminist legal scholars put theory into practice in judgment form, by writing the 'missing' feminist judgments in key cases. The cases chosen are significant decisions in English law across a broad range of substantive areas. The cases originate from a variety of levels but are primarily opinions of the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords. In some instances they are written in a fictitious appeal, but in others they are written as an additional concurring or dissenting judgment in the original case, providing a powerful illustration of the way in which the case could have been decided differently, even at the time it was heard. Each case is accompanied by a commentary which renders the judgment accessible to a non-specialist audience. The commentary explains the original decision, its background and doctrinal significance, the issues it raises, and how the feminist judgment deals with them differently. The books also includes chapters examining the theoretical and conceptual issues raised by the process and practice of feminist judging, and by the judgments themselves, including the possibility of divergent feminist approaches to legal decision-making. From the foreword by Lady Hale 'Reading this book ought to be a chastening experience for any judge who believes himself or herself to be both true to their judicial oath and a neutral observer of the world? If lawyers and judges like me have so much to learn from reading this book, then surely other, more sceptical, lawyers and judges have even more to learn?other scholars, and not only feminists, must also be fascinated by the window it opens onto the process of judicial reasoning: not the straightforward, predetermined march from A to B of popular belief, but something altogether more complicated and uncertain. And anyone will find it a very good read.'

Barrister On A Budget

Author: Jenny L. Maxey
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 163192351X
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Barrister On A Budget from the Author: Jenny L. Maxey. Nearly half of 2013’s law graduates were unemployed or underemployed, and, as 80% of students attending law school rely on student loans to finance their education, students are graduating with massive amounts of debt. This rising problem has caused prelaw students to question: Is law school a good investment? Barrister on a Budget explains to the reader that for some it is a bad investment. For the others, they just have to be more strategic and financially responsible than those who came before them, while providing them with the tools to do so. A potential law student will now have the right questions to ask regarding their investment; inexpensive steps to use when making career decisions; and realize potential financial consequences in order to prevent budget-breaking surprises. All of the costs a student should be aware of upfront in order to create a thorough budget are laid out, curtailing loan obligations and expenses before graduation. Barrister on a Budget is the key to helping law students graduate with minimal debt and maximum opportunities!

Movie Therapy For Law Students And Pre Law Paralegal And Related Majors

Author: Sonia J. Buck
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438975287
Size: 48.14 MB
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Movie Therapy For Law Students And Pre Law Paralegal And Related Majors from the Author: Sonia J. Buck. MOVIE THERAPY FOR LAW STUDENTS is a fun legal study aid or law school preparatory text, which surveys about 35 legal movies, focusing on the substantive areas of laws and legal issues that the movies raise. Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related undergraduate degree candidate, paralegal student, or bar exam candidate. *Includes dozens of exam study tips *Includes useful Internet links and other valuable resources for law students. *Contains legal movie trivia and other interesting nuggets. *Geared toward law students, but entertaining and straightforward enough for any movie buff or law buff, or some combination of the two.

1000 Days To The Bar

Author: Dennis J. Tonsing
Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
ISBN: 083773813X
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1000 Days To The Bar from the Author: Dennis J. Tonsing. 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.

General Principles Of Law

Author: Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509910700
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General Principles Of Law from the Author: Stefan Vogenauer. Examining general principles of law provides one of the most instructive examples of the intersection between EU law and comparative law. This collection draws on the expertise of high-profile and distinguished scholars to provide a critical examination of this interaction. It shows how general principles of EU law need to be responsive to national laws. In addition, it is clear that the laws of the Member States have no choice but to be responsive to the general principles which are developed through EU law. Viewed through the perspective of proportionality, legal certainty, and fundamental rights, the dynamic relationship between the ingenuity of the Court of Justice, the legislative process and the process of Treaty revision is comprehensively illustrated.

Legal Reasoning Research And Writing For International Graduate Students

Author: Nadia E. Nedzel
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881682
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Legal Reasoning Research And Writing For International Graduate Students from the Author: Nadia E. Nedzel. Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students helps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, in particular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. A methodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented, and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used by many instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements as they become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text. Most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on the Web as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercial websites. Key Features: An example of rule synthesis based on the simple Soccer close memo example that had been included in the third edition Updated the chapter on the use of technology in the court system and by practicing attorneys, and how both changing technology and economic changes are affecting the legal profession in the United States. New, straightforward, and very effective way for students to outline essay exam questions.