Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Studentshelps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignmentsthe way attorneys do in the United States. Since most students will havestudied civil law and some comparative law, but are unfamiliar with U.S. legalculture, the book begins by comparing common and civil law and then buildspractical skills on this foundation. This comparative law perspective helpsexplain unique and important features of the United States legal system.Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, inparticular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. Amethodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented,and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used bymany instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements asthey become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text.An important discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codesaddresses subjects that surprise LL.M. students from cultures with a widevariety of norms and standards. As the Internet is likely to be the only legalresearch source available to foreign attorneys accessing U.S. law from theircountries of origin, most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on theWeb as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercialwebsites. Charts and summaries can be used as helpful reference tools. Anextensive Teacher’s Manual includes information about non-U.S. legal systemsand legal education that helps prepare instructors for the kinds of problemsLL.M. candidates experience.The Third Edition offers suggestions and exercises to gain confidenceand participate in U.S. classrooms. Research chapters are updated to includemore in-depth international research explanations and exercises. More in-depthexamples and exercises demonstrate drafting contracts. An expanded and revisedchapter on the use of case method includes a synthesis of international caselaw, such as WTO appellate opinions and CISG interpretation. A new section onlegal changes includes indications of success and failure.Hallmark features of Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing forInternational Graduate Students:• Helps international students understand and approach legal researchand writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States• Uses a comparative law perspective to explain unique andimportant features of the United States legal systemo begins by comparing common and civil lawo builds on this foundation with practical skillso assumes the reader has studied law but is unfamiliar with U.S. legal culture• Helps LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers, inparticularo features chapters that are short and clearo repeat the major points for greater comprehension• Includes methodology of research and writing components inpreparing legal documentso bases reasoning and writing components on standard IRAC analysiso integrates citation format information into the text instructors can discuss citation requirements as they become needed• Incorporates discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honorcodeso helpful when teaching students from a wide variety of culturesLegal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Studentshelps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignmentsthe way attorneys do in the United States. Since most students will havestudied civil law and some comparative law, but are unfamiliar with
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List price: $118.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall