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A popular and long-standing resource for individuals studying for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Strategies & Tactics for the MBE has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new questions and reflect recent changes made by the NCBE to the Multistate Bar Exam. This text is highlighted by more than 550 questions, complete with thorough explanations of right and wrong answers. Detailed advice on how to handle MBE questions on each subject, and a focus on the most popular and trickiest MBE topics helps users to focus their studies. Strategies, such as how to "reword" questions to make them easier to analyze, are included, and explanations are in simple, easy-to-understand language.
The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers presents more than 150 examples of masterful advocacy to show lawyers how to write winning motions and briefs. The book focuses on the strategic and substantive choices that top litigators make, drawing examples from important, timely, and controversial cases. Detailed annotations give readers insight into what makes each document so effective. In addition to presenting a host of storytelling, stylistic, and organizational strategies, the book's examples demonstrate how to build and rebut different types of arguments. The Appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including Karl Llewellyn's previously unpublished advice from 1957 about the art of advocacy, which one top law professor described as the "best advice on legal writing I've ever seen." Features
Compiles more than 150 examples of masterfully written legal advocacy and analysis Succinct introductory text presents the facts of each case
Detailed annotations by the author highlight
How to tell your client's story How to build and counter six types of legal argument How to organize your arguments How to develop a theme
Excerpts from high-interest cases, such as
The battle over "Obamacare" A massive copyright suit involving YouTube BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico Facebook's infamous feud with the Winklevoss twins Apple's billion-dollar patent dispute with Samsung Lance Armstrong's attempt to retain his Tour de France titles Major cases involving gay rights and affirmative action
For year-long courses, a stellar option for second-semester students Perfect for practicing litigators who want to see a playbook of moves and strategies from top lawyers and from major cases Stresses strategic choices and the art of building compelling substantive arguments Focuses on briefs and motions Developing a theme Framing issues Isolates examples of specific arguments--doctrinal, textual, legislative history policy, and so on Innovative layout
An updated classic presents the essential skills of legal reasoning and analysis to a new generation of law students. Its straightforward, flexible presentation man allows each teacher and student to engage with the material in his or her own way. Legal reasoning and writing is carefully explored as series of accessible and simple guidelines, and focused exercises allow students immediate practice. By covering the basic principles of legal method, students learn to apply these principles in legal writing. Extensive appendices offer useful examples. The Fifth Edition offers a brand new chapter on oral argument as well as additional material on electronic communication. A fresh and tightened presentation is enhanced by a two-color design. Features:
updated classic for a new generation of law students flexible, straightforward presentation covers the essential skills of legal reasoning and analysis allows each teacher and student to engage in his or her own way legal reasoning and writing presented as a series of accessible and simple guidelines focused exercises allow students immediate practice students learn the basic principles of legal method and apply them to legal writing extensive appendices with useful examples
Thoroughly updated, the revised Fifth Edition presents:
a new chapter on oral argument additional material on electronic communication fresh and tightened presentation throughout 2-color design
Intended primarily for use in the first few weeks of the first-semester legal writing course, The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide takes a systematic approach to the process of preparing to write legal memos, briefs, and other documents. The Handbook is designed to help students focus on and become competent in the process of legal analysis that precedes their work on a written product. The Handbook is uniquely designed to help students gauge their own progress as they work through the pre-writing process. The confidence students will gain from engaging in the pre-writing process outlined in the Handbook will translate into a smoother, more effective writing process and a better written product.
Each chapter of the Handbook contains a number of useful features:
- Frequent metacognitive ''checkpoints'' — text boxes that prompt students to pause or stop in their pre-writing work and assess their own efficiency and effectiveness.
- Concrete examples of how the steps in the pre-writing process would work in the context of two recurring legal scenarios.
- End-of-chapter recaps that summarize the desired results of the student's work during each step of the pre-writing process.
- Independent Practice Exercises.