Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law / Edition 3

Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law / Edition 3

by Kenney F. Hegland
ISBN-10:
0314247157
ISBN-13:
9780314247155
Pub. Date:
08/28/2000
Publisher:
West Group

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Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law / Edition 3

This text will give you a first-day law-school orientation at your own pace. It will thoroughly introduce you to the study and practice of law. It will teach you how to read with sufficient closeness; take exams; cope with the first-year pressures; effectively research, write and argue law; see how a typical case is investigated, plead and tried; and see how to select courses in the second and third years and think about career choices. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314247155
Publisher: West Group
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: Nutshell Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 429
Product dimensions: 4.83(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1. THE BASIC SKILL: LEGAL ANALYSIS
Chapter 1. The Second Case in the World
Chapter 2. Legal Analysis Made Simple
Chapter 3. Thoughts on state: Decisis, Relative Value and Ethics
PART 2. STUDYING LAW
Chapter 4. Studying Law: Looking Busy is Not Enough
Chapter 5. Reading Cases
Chapter 6. Briefing Cases
Chapter 7. General Study Tips
Chapter 8. Writing Law Exams: The Only Skill Worth Having
Chapter 9. More Stuff on Exams
Chapter 10. Fear and Loathing in the First Year
PART 3. THE LITIGATION PROCESS
Chapter 11. The Pretrial Process
Chapter 12. Trials
PART 4. BASIC LAWYERING SKILLS
Chapter 13. Legal Argument (Moot Court)
Chapter 14. Mechanics of Oral Argument
Chapter 15. Legal Research: High Drama in Dull Places
Chapter 16. Legal Writing
PART 5. THE GREAT HEREAFTER
Chapter 17. Second and Third years
Chapter 18. Career Choices
Chapter 19. Lawyers talk about what they do

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