International Lawyer's Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States

ISBN-10: 0735564779
ISBN-13: 9780735564770
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 469
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the U.S.study of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. to effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, The authors presen t: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common laweach chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction To The U.S. legal system, The common law as U.S. precedent, And The anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.

Introduction
An Introduction to the U.S. System of Government
An Introduction to Common Law in the United States
An Introduction to the Anatomy of the Civil Litigation Process
The U.S. Legal Education System: An Introduction to Studying the Law to Learn the Law and Briefing Cases for Class
An Introduction to the Legal Writing Process
An Introduction to U.S. Concept of Plagiarism and the Proper Attribution to Authority
Writing an Objective Analysis
Writing an Objective Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue: One Issue/One Case
Writing a Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue: Using Policy to Support a Legal Analysis
Writing a Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue: Using multiple Cases in Analyzing a Single Issue
Writing a Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue: Synthesizing a Single Rule from Multiple Cases
Beyond the Simple TRAC: Using Different Legal Tests to Create the Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue
Writing a Discussion of a Fact-Based Issue: Addressing multiple Issues Using Multiple Cases
Addressing Statutory Issues
Introduction to an Objective Legal Analysis of a Law-Based Issue
Citing to Authority
Expository Writings
Writing Letters
Drafting a Contract
An Overview of Basic Contract Provisions
Word Choice
Sentence Structure
Checklists and Organizational Format
Overall Contract Structure
Miscellaneous
Exam-Taking Techniques

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