Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States / Edition 2

Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States / Edition 2

by Teresa Kissane Brostoff, Ann Sinsheimer
ISBN-10:
037921508X
ISBN-13:
9780379215083
Pub. Date:
12/28/2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States / Edition 2


In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students and non-English speaking lawyers who are unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings. They introduce readers into a new world of study of the law by carefully guiding them through the vital skills and techniques they will need to feel comfortable and proficient in English-speaking and American legal culture.

Through the exercises in this book, readers will gain proficiency reading and understanding case law and statutes. Brostoff and Sinsheimer teach effective techniques for predicting an answer to a legal problem and for persuading an audience of a particular legal perspective. Each new problem presented in the text will also provide readers with an introduction to different practice areas in the law, giving students ample preparation for their first year of law school classes or for their LLM studies. By teaching students how to master both the English language and legal concepts and ideas, Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer enable students and non-American attorneys to better communicate their ideas and analysis of law both verbally and in writing, using their new-found understanding of the language and culture of American law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780379215083
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I. THE LAW SCHOOL CLASSROOM Chapter 1 - Skills Chapter 2 - The Legal System Chapter 3 - Reading and Briefing Cases

SECTION II. USING THE LAW TO PREDICT AND PERSUADE Chapter 4 - Using Cases Chapter 5 - Using Statutes Chapter 6 - Synthesizing Cases Chapter 7 - Appellate Advocacy Chapter 8 - Client Interviews and Negotiation

SECTION III. INDEPENDENT WRITING AND RESEARCH Chapter 9 - Working Independently

APPENDICES Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions Appendix C: Sample Brief and Memorandum Appendix D: Sample Appellate Briefs Appendix E: Neff v. Lasso, 555 A.2d 1304 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1989)
Appendix F: Sample Student Memo on International Arbitration Exercise Appendix G: Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, 526 U.S. 629 (1999)
Appendix H: Answer Key

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