Description : FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition is the ideal resource for paralegals. The book's up-to-the-minute coverage tackles the ever-evolving areas of computer-assisted research and Cyber law, in addition to traditional legal research, analysis, and writing. Extensive research chapters address primary and secondary sources, citating, Lexis/Nexis, the Internet, and more, while writing sections center on drafting client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Every chapter gives you practice writing opportunities, as well as traditional and computer-assisted research assignments to help develop your skills. Detailed case excerpts, samples, tips, and discussions further support the assignments, and illustrate the many perils of inadequate research and poor legal writing. Readers everywhere agree that FOUNDATIONS OF LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, Fifth Edition delivers the concepts you need for success in the most demanding law firms and legal departments today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Includes a specific chapter providing a detailed explanation of legal reasoning and analysis, and one chapter devoted to computer-assisted legal research. The writing portion of the book devotes entire chapters to writing client opinion letters, pleadings, contracts, office memos, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. Those chapters contain sample documents, heavily footnoted with writing tips. The book contains case excerpts illustrating material introduced in the text and emphasizing the perils of performing inadequate legal research and writing poorly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY AND ETHICS, 5th edition will provide your students with an overview of American law and its legal system to assist them in preparing for advanced courses of study. Each chapter is written with clarity and conciseness to facilitate comprehension of the material. Over eighty excerpted judicial opinions with accompanying questions are used to illustrate basic themes and challenge your students beyond acquiring knowledge. The Chapter Scenarios are designed to make students apply chapter concepts to hypothetical cases. Chapter Review Questions, Critical Thinking Review Questions, and Cyber Exercises at the end of the chapters will promote your students' learning and retention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This textbook originally published for a course on legal research and writing in the faculty of law at the ANU. It provides an introduction to basic principles upon which the legal system in Australia is based, as well as an introduction to the skills of legal reasoning, research and writing.
Description : Learn the basics of legal research and writing with this revised edition! Legal Research and Writing, 5E covers the variety of media formats in which modern legal research is performed including the Internet and CD-ROMs. The writing chapters introduce you to letter writing, the memorandum of law, the appellate brief and writing fundamentals needed when preparing any kind of document. Numerous photographs of books, sample pages and computer screens are also included.ALSO AVAILABLEStudy Guide, ISBN: 0-314-12978-2INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERComputerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-1254-5Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-314-12977-4
Description : Clear, concise, and easy to understand, this updated Sixth Edition of FOUNDATIONS OF LAW: CASES, COMMENTARY, AND ETHICS provides a comprehensive overview of American law and its legal system to help students build the foundation necessary for success in advanced courses of study. Over 70 excerpted judicial opinions illustrate basic themes, while instructive case studies challenge students to apply concepts to difficult scenarios. To help students master key concepts, the Sixth Edition includes new chapter-opening learning objectives, as well as chapter review questions, critical thinking questions, and cyber exercises Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : 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
Description : "Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill is a practical and useful learning tool that guides students in mastering the skill of legal analysis, the key to success in law school and the legal profession. The authors demystify legal analysis by examining the foundations and underlying methodology of legal reasoning, and by discussing the different levels of critical thinking necessary for developing a sophisticated legal analysis. The emphasis is on the importance of applying the law as opposed to mechanically memorizing the law surrounding specific issues or relying excessively on formulaic methods of analysis. This concise book will help students cultivate an understanding of the law and the steps and methods that lead to clear legal analysis and strong writing." --Book Jacket.
Description : Law and Justice in Australia takes a historical, critical and contextual approach to law and justice and offers students a mix of stories, cases, article extracts and explanatory commentary.