Trial Stories / Edition 1

Trial Stories / Edition 1

by Michael E. Tigar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1599411199

ISBN-13: 9781599411194

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

This book tells the stories of nine iconic trials, in which the competing stories are compelling. The themes of these cases include treason, racial justice, the death penalty, fraud, personal rights, women’s rights, product safety, and corporate misdeeds. However, the chapter authors have gone beyond retelling. They reveal how the story was told, and in that way

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This book tells the stories of nine iconic trials, in which the competing stories are compelling. The themes of these cases include treason, racial justice, the death penalty, fraud, personal rights, women’s rights, product safety, and corporate misdeeds. However, the chapter authors have gone beyond retelling. They reveal how the story was told, and in that way teach us about advocacy and advocates. The chapter authors all have significant practice experience as well as academic qualifications. They show us lawyers at work, creating a relationship with a litigant seeking justice, and then taking that claim into the courtroom. Taken together, these chapters are excellent vehicles for teaching all the elements of trial advocacy, including jury selection, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, use of expert testimony, and closing argument. The book shows us that advocacy does make a difference, and that the skills of advocacy can be taught and learned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599411194
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Law Stories
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
State of Washington v. Sherrie Lynn Allery: Victory Despite Conviction   Ellen Yaroshefsky     13
Treason, Aaron Burr, and the National Imagination   Robert A. Ferguson     47
"I Am Going With a Man by the Name of Hillmon"   Paul Bergman   Marianne Wesson     83
Darrow's Defense of Leopold and Loeb: The Seminal Sentencing of the Century   Carol S. Steiker     117
A Sanctuary in the Jungle: Terry Lynn Nichols and His Oklahoma City Bombing Trial   Michael E. Tigar   James E. Coleman, Jr.     149
Pennzoil v. Texaco   Prof. Robert Lloyd     205
The People v. Orenthal James Simpson: Race and Trial Advocacy   Angela J. Davis     283
The Sweet Trials   Barbara Bergman     353
The Vioxx Litigation: Two Case Studies   Michael E. Tigar     399
Author Biographies     477

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