American Legal English Using Language in Legal Contexts

ISBN-10: 0472032062

ISBN-13: 9780472032068

Edition: 2nd

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

To the Student
To the Teacher
Introduction to Law and Its Language
Origins of the American Legal System
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening and Speaking
Introductions
Legal Thumbnail
Founding of the U.S. Legal System
The Common Law System
Precedent and Stare Decisis
Holding v. Dicta
Classification of Law in the United States
Legal Authorities and Reasoning
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening and Writing
Essential Terms
Putting the Terms to Use
Legal Thumbnail
Understanding Legal Citations
Locating the Information
Understanding the Court System
Reading the Case
Case Briefings
Shepardizing
Legal Reasoning
Criminal Law
Discovering Connections
Activity
From Morality to Law
Simplification and Interpretation
Legal Thumbnail
Theories of Punishment
Classification of Offenses
Criminal Liability
Specific Crimes
Defenses to Crimes
Criminal Law and Moral Values
The Cultural Defense
Civil Procedure
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening
Essential Terms
Putting the Terms to Use
Legal Thumbnail
Jurisdiction
Parties and Pleadings
Pleadings
Discovery
The Trial
Torts
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Discussion
Essential Terms
Putting the Terms to Use
Legal Thumbnail
Intentional Torts
Negligence
Writing a Summary
Strict Liability
Intellectual Property
Products Liability
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening
Essential Terms
Putting the Terms to Use
Legal Thumbnail
Building a Case
Damages
Litigation Costs
Contracts
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening
Legal Thumbnail
Basis of a Contract
Forming a Contract
Breach of Contract
Parts of a Contract
The Negotiation
Discovering Connections
Activity
Legal Listening
The Negotiation
Conducting Negotiations
Further Language Development
Writing Activities
Audience, Purpose, and Tone
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Email
Client Letters
Legal Memoranda
Reading Activities
Skimming and Scanning
Case Reading
Statutory Interpretation
Oral Communication Activities
Word Stress
Obtaining Information
Register Analysis
Debate
Grammar Activities
Verb Forms, Tense, Time, and Aspect
Simple Past and Present Perfect
Modals and Semi-Modals
Active and Passive Voice
Conditionals
Gerunds, Infinitives, and That Clauses
Reported Speech
Building Connections between Clauses
Culture Activities
High-Context and Low-Context Communication
Silence
Student Resources
Text 1
Text 2
Text 3
Text 4
Text 5
Text 6
Text 7
Text 8
Text 9
Index
Table of Cases
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