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Legal Practice and Process
U. S. Legal Practice Skills for International Law Students by From book description: Introduction to legal practice and civil litigation. Introduction to U.S. legal practice skills for international law students -- Introduction to civil litigation -- Introduction to U.S. law and reasoning. Introduction to U.S. law -- Introduction to legal reasoning -- Writing skills : objective legal writing and the office memorandum. Synthesis and the evolving common law -- Organization of an objective legal analysis -- The office memorandum -- Practice skills : professional responsibility, client communications, and problem solving. Professional responsibilities of lawyers in the U.S. -- Client communication and problem solving skills -- Practice skills : interviewing and counseling. Client interviewing -- Client counseling --Writing and practice skills : letter writing and electronic communications. Letter writing -- Electronic communications -- Writing skills : transactional drafting. Introduction to contract drafting -- Drafting the contract -- Practice skills : alternative dispute resolution and negotiation and settlement. Alternative dispute resolution -- Negotiation and settlement -- Practice skills : law firm and courtroom culture and practice. Law firm culture and practice -- Courtroom culture and practice.
Call Number: Main Collection: KF300 .B87 2014
Publication Date: 2014
U.S. Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Practice for International Lawyers by Book contents: A brief history of the common law in the United States -- Similarities and differences between civil law systems and the U.S. legal system -- The constitution and the U.S. system of government -- The three-tiered U.S. court system -- Reading cases -- Writing a case brief -- Organizing information from cases -- The civil litigation process in the united states -- Deductive and inductive reasoning -- Introduction to U.S. legal rhetoric -- Contrasts between the rhetorical styles of english and of other languages -- Writing the office memorandum: large-scale and small-scale organization -- The heart of legal reasoning -- Citations to authority -- The question presented, the short answer, and executive summaries -- The introduction, or statement of facts -- Writing and editing the work: verb tenses, articles, plurals, and punctutation -- Editing unnecessary language and checking for proper legal vocabulary, active voice, and action verbs -- Overview of legal research -- Working in U.S. law firms -- Writing emails and the email memorandum -- Writing client letters and letters to opposing counsel -- Overview of contract drafting -- A brief history of the common law in the United States.
Call Number: Main Collection: KF386 .T483 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Trial Techniques and Trials by Covers all aspects of the trial process and provides ... examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice.
Call Number: 3-Hour Reserves: KF8915 .M38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
Trial and Lawyering Skills in a Nutshell by A short, funny, insightful, and occasionally philosophical guide to what you'll need to know, planning and conducting trials, interviewing and counseling clients, negotiating cases and drafting deals, writing briefs and making oral arguments, solving problems and telling stories and using your computer to make you a better lawyer. And some good poems and bad jokes.
Call Number: 3-Hour Reserves: KF8915.Z9 H43 2016 and e-book
Publication Date: 2015-10-20