Deconstructing Legal Analysis A 1l Primer

ISBN-10: 0735584753
ISBN-13: 9780735584754
Edition: 2009
Authors: Peter T. Wendel
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 9/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Peter T. Wendel has taught academic success workshops at over thirty-five law schools throughout the country. In Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer, he provides a variety of time-tested techniques-including a unique model for visualizing legal analysis-to teach students how to think like lawyers and take law school exams. Deconstructing Legal Analysis: A 1L Primer features: a unique, visual pedagogical method that illustrates a relational analysis of facts, rules, and public policy an interactive approach that consistently encourages students to write down their answers to carefully guided questions a great teaching case, Pierson v. Post, showing how a layperson reads a case as compared to how a lawyer would read the same case useful templates and methods for legal analysis and essay-exam writing, such as IRAC and IRRAC exam-taking tips and guidance that emphasize flexibility, rather than a formulaic approach If experience is the best teacher, then Deconstructing Legal Analysis is an essential for academic success in law school.

Deconstructing Legal Analysis: Learning How to Think Like a Lawyer
Introduction
The Traditional "Darwinian" Approach
The Evolution of a Case from an Analytical Perspective
"Thinking Like a Lawyer"
Re-Analyzing Pierson v. Post
Briefing a Case from an Analytical Perspective
The "What If …" Game
Introspective Legal Analysis: Russian Dolls
The Exam Taking Process
Complete the Circle: See the Big Picture
Writing Style: Write Like a Judge
How to "Analyze" an Issue: IRAC vs. IRRAC
The Circuitry Behind Issue Spotting
The Macro Organization of Your Exam Essay
Multiple Choice Questions: Mini-Essays
Post-Exam Blues: How to Self-Diagnose Your Exam Performance
Time to Take Off the Training Wheels: Variations on the Legal Analysis Theme
Extrospective Legal Analysis: Case Synthesis
Legal Analysis and Statutory Construction
Conclusion
Miscellaneous Law School and Exam-Taking Tips

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