Law School Without Fear:Strategies for Success / Edition 2

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The authors, who have a total of 50 years' experience in teaching law school, compiled this book of practical advice for their son, a law student. The book discusses in simple terms what law students need to know about law school and how to get the most out the law school experience. The text also discusses the problems law students encounter most frequently and solutions to those problems. Topics covered include briefing a case, precedent and how to use it, balancing competing interests and factors, legal writing, and psychological tips for the study of law.

Author Biography: Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587781872
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Law: Constitutions, Legislation, and Courts
Briefing a Case
Precedent and How to Use It: Holding Dictum and Rules
Expanding on Procedure
Roles of Judge and Jury; Facts and Law
Legal Reasoning
Interpreting Language
Balancing Competing Interests and Factors
Policy Foundatins
Choice Among Policies
Remedies
Legal Writing
Studying and Reviewing
Exams
It's a Mind Game: Psychological Tips for the Study of Law
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