The Little Black Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide for Law Student Competitions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890895122
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Appellate Advocacy Competitions
Ch. 1 Writing the Brief 3
A The Role of the Brief 3
B Analysis of the Record, the Issues(s) and the "Local Rules" 4
C The Research Process 5
D Analyzing the Problem; Applying the Applicable Rule of Law to the Relevant Facts of the Case; Developing Theories of the Case 9
E Drafting the Brief 11
Ch. 2 Examples of Briefs 37
A Scoring the Brief 37
B Excerpts from Sample Briefs 39
Ch. 3 The Oral Argument 59
A Preparing the Oral Argument 60
B Scoring the Oral Argument 81
Pt. II Non-Brief Writing Competitions
Ch. 4 Interviewing and Counseling Your Client 85
A The Consultation 87
B The Post-Consultation 104
C The Judges' Grading of the Consultation and Post-Consultation 104
Ch. 5 Negotiating for Your Client 109
A Preparing for the Negotiation 109
B Executing Your Plan at the Negotiation 117
C Self-Analysis 121
D The Judges' Grading of the Negotiation Session 122
Ch. 6 Mediating for Your Client 125
A Preparing for the Mediation 125
B The Mediation 126
C The Judges' Grading of the Mediation 127
Afterword 129
Index 131
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