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Child's DRAFTING LEGAL DOCUMENTS has three parts: Part One on drafting in litigation practice, Part Two on drafting tin the practice of preventive law, and Part Three on drafting processes applicable to drafting any legal document. This edition is designed to accommodate either a focus on individual documents one at a time or a focus on transferable skills. The Second Edition includes new chapters on complaints, motions, answers, contracts, legislation, and wills along with revised and expanded chapters on the skills of using clients and documents as resources; drafting with flexible language; avoiding inadvertent ambiguity; defining terms and naming concepts; and making stylistic choices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314259585
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/4/2004
  • Series: American Casebook Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1447

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Authorities
Chapter 1 Introduction
A. Introductory Observations
B. A Focal Case - The Fugitive Slave Law
Chapter 2 The Beginnings of Legal Thought
A. Introductory Note
B. Aristotle
Chapter 3 The Development of the Natural Law
A. Introductory Note
B. St. Thomas Aquinas
C. The Natural Law Tradition From Aquinas to the Modern Era
D. John M. Finnis - A Restatement of Natural Law
E. Lon Luvois Fuller - Secular Natural Law as Legal Process
Chapter 4 Natural Rights Philosophy
A. John Locke - the State of Nature
B. Immanuel Kant - the Categorical Imperative
C. John Rawls - A Veil of Ignorance
D. The Adjudication of Natural Rights
Chapter 5 Legal Positivism: Its Rise and Development
A. Introductory Note
B. Thomas Hobbes - Born in Fear
C. David Hume - The Artiface of Justice
D. Jeremy Bentham - The Sovereign Source of Law
Chapter 6 Analytical Positivism
A. John Austin - Law as Command
B. Hans Kelsen - Pure Theory
C. Herbert Lionel Adolphus (H.L.A.) Hart - Primary and Secondary Rules
D. Joseph Raz - Legal Systems
Chapter 7 Reform Jurisprudence
A. Introductory Note: The Jurisprudence of [Anti-Formalist] Reform
B. Henry Sumner Maine - The Ancient and the Modern
C. Rudolf Von Jhering - Purpose in Law
D. Fancois Geny - Interpreting for Purpose
E. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - The Path to Realism
F. Roscoe Pound (Part I) - The Critique of Formalism
G. Jerome Frank - The Psychology of Judging
H. Karl N. Llewellyn - Realism About Rules
I. Roscoe Pound (Part II) - Interests in Law
J. Note on Scandinavian Legal Realism
Chapter 8 Legal Reasoning and Judicial Process
A. Introduction - On Interpretation
B. Karl Llewellyn - Traditions and Leeways
C. Edward Levi - The Judicial Drama
D. Ronald Dworking - Hercules as Judge
E. Richard A. Posner - The Jurist as Pragmatist
Chapter 9 Law in Other Voices
A. Introduction
B. Critical Legal Studies - Deconstructing Liberalism
C. Feminism - Unseating Patriarchy
D. Critical Race Theory - Rejecting Color-blindness
E. Law and Economics - Efficiency and the Hedonic Calculus
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