The Bramble Bush

The Bramble Bush Author Karl N. Llewellyn
ISBN-10 9781610271356
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Quid Pro Books
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Written generations ago, but highly relevant today, The Bramble Bush remains one of the books most recommended for students to read when considering law school, just before beginning its study, or early in the first semester. Its first edition began as a collection from a series of introductory lectures given by legal legend Karl Llewellyn to new law students at Columbia University. It still speaks to law, legal reasoning, and exam-taking skills in a way that makes it a classic for each new generation. The Quid Pro Legal Legends Edition includes an extensive, practical, and modern Introduction by Stewart Macaulay, a senior law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Macaulay updates the current reader on the book's continued relevance and application, offers a practical perspective to new law students, and places the original edition in its historical context. Simply put, Macaulay writes, this "is a book that anyone interested in law schools or law should read." The Quid Pro Books edition of the classic work also includes several unobtrusive annotations, to update the reader on legal terms and cultural references made in the original that may not be clear to today's reader. Moreover, this is a carefully proofread and presented edition, lacking the errors and scanning mistakes of other presses' editions in print. It is also available in paperback and clothbound formats from Quid Pro, including the annotations and new Introduction by Prof. Macaulay.

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States Fourth Edition

An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States  Fourth Edition Author E. Allan Farnsworth
ISBN-10 9780199749713
Year 2010-07-16
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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In the updated, fourth edition of this classic text which has been translated into over a dozen languages, constitutional scholar and Columbia Law School professor E. Allan Farnsworth provides a clear explanation of the structure and function of the U.S. legal system in one handy reference. An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition is designed to be a general introduction to the structure and function of the legal system of the United States, and is especially useful for those readers who lack familiarity with fundamental establishments and practices. This text also gives the reader a clear understanding of how to research the law, the importance of case law versus statutes, and the difference between private and public law. It illustrates issues that may be confusing or troublesome and provides a solid general overview. It includes a new introduction by Steve Sheppard.

An Introduction to Legal Reasoning

An Introduction to Legal Reasoning Author Edward H. Levi
ISBN-10 9780226089867
Year 2013-10-11
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Originally published in 1949, An Introduction to Legal Reasoning is widely acknowledged as a classic text. As its opening sentence states, “This is an attempt to describe generally the process of legal reasoning in the field of case law and in the interpretation of statutes and of the Constitution.” In elegant and lucid prose, Edward H. Levi does just that in a concise manner, providing an intellectual foundation for generations of students as well as general readers. For this edition, the book includes a substantial new foreword by leading contemporary legal scholar Frederick Schauer that helpfully places this foundational book into its historical and legal contexts, explaining its continuing value and relevance to understanding the role of analogical reasoning in the law. This volume will continue to be of great value to students of logic, ethics, and political philosophy, as well as to members of the legal profession and everyone concerned with problems of government and jurisprudence.

The Nature of the Judicial Process

The Nature of the Judicial Process Author Benjamin N. Cardozo
ISBN-10 9781605203577
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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This replica edition of a rare 1921 work gathers in one volume four lectures given by American lawyer and jurist BENJAMIN NATHAN CARDOZO (1870-1938), renowned for his contributions to American common law from his benches on the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Here, Cardozo addresses one of the greatest challenges for the law: dealing with gray areas and middle grounds. These lectures cover his solutions for the conundrums presented by: [ "The Method of Philosophy" [ "The Methods of History, Tradition and Sociology" [ "The Method of Sociology, and the Judge as a Legislator" [ "Adherence to Precedent, and the Subconscious Element in the Judicial Process"

Law School Confidential

Law School Confidential Author Robert H. Miller
ISBN-10 9781250107879
Year 2015-11-16
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW! Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience—read this book! Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school—from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without.

Law School

Law School Author Michael S. Ariens
ISBN-10 1594604436
Year 2010
Pages 235
Language en
Publisher
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This all-in-one volume takes the reader from the law school application process, through the bar exam and the graduate's first job. The book begins with ideas on selecting which law schools to apply to, how to improve your chances of gaining admission, and how to decide which law school to attend. The second section of the book takes the reader through each of the three years of law school. It begins by discussing how to excel in the first year of law school, how to write concise and persuasive responses to essay questions, and how to read multiple choice questions quickly and accurately. This section also offers thoughts about how to get the most out of the final two years of law school. The third section discusses how to succeed on the bar exam and the graduate's options in the practice of law.

Law School Without Fear

Law School Without Fear Author Helene S. Shapo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105063189067
Year 2002
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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With a total of 50 years of experience teaching law school between them, the authors of Law School Without Fear offer law students strategies for coping with law school successfully and advice on how to get the most out the law school experience. The book discusses in simple terms what students need to know about law school, covering common problems that law students encounter and solutions to those problems. Topics covered include briefing a case, precedent and how to use it, balancing competing interests and factors, legal writing, and psychological tips for the study of law. Special features include a comprehensive approach to the first year, from the bewildering first day of class through examinations; advice on how to study, how to deal with the classroom experience, and how to take exams; wonderfully brief summaries of fundamental ideas of policy common to almost all law classes; and glossary of frequently used words and phrases.

Getting to Maybe

Getting to Maybe Author Richard Michael Fischl
ISBN-10 9781611632170
Year 1999-05-01
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Carolina Academic Press
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.

Let s Get Free

Let s Get Free Author Paul Butler
ISBN-10 9781595585103
Year 2010-06-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher The New Press
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Drawing on his personal fascinating story as a prosecutor, a defendant, and an observer of the legal process, Paul Butler offers a sharp and engaging critique of our criminal justice system. He argues against discriminatory drug laws and excessive police power and shows how our policy of mass incarceration erodes communities and perpetuates crime. Controversially, he supports jury nullification—or voting “not guilty” out of principle—as a way for everyday people to take a stand against unfair laws, and he joins with the “Stop Snitching” movement, arguing that the reliance on informants leads to shoddy police work and distrust within communities. Butler offers instead a “hip hop theory of justice,” parsing the messages about crime and punishment found in urban music and culture. Butler’s argument is powerful, edgy, and incisive.

The U S Supreme Court

The U S  Supreme Court Author Linda Greenhouse
ISBN-10 9780199754540
Year 2012-03-12
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher OUP USA
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A Supreme Court reporter offers an introduction to one of the pillars of American government, focusing on the people and traditions of the U.S. Supreme Court and examining many individual Supreme Court cases.

Lawfare The War Against Free Speech A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare

Lawfare  The War Against Free Speech  A First Amendment Guide for Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare Author Brooke M. Goldstein
ISBN-10 0982294794
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher
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The free speech rights of authors, researchers and journalists writing on issues of public security and national concern are increasingly under attack through both violent and non-violent means. An important non-violent challenge to free speech has emerged in the form of "Islamist lawfare," the use of the law as a weapon of war to silence and punish free speech about militant Islam, terrorism and its sources of financing. The strategic end of Islamist lawfare is to further the goals of the Islamist movement, one of which is to abolish public discourse critical of Islam and punish anything deemed blasphemous to its prophet, Mohammad. Another goal of Islamist lawfare is to impede the free flow of public information about the threat of Islamist terrorism, thereby limiting our ability to understand it and destroy it. In this way, Islamist lawfare takes the form of a complementary legal campaign to terrorism and asymmetric warfare. "Lawfare: The War Against Free Speech"- written by two of America's experts in this field- describes this phenomenon and gives practical guidance about navigating this new terrain to journalists who wish to speak truthfully about the national security threats we face. This book is a must-read primer on the First Amendment, and should be reviewed by anyone writing about the most controversial topics of our time. Aaron Eitan Meyer and Brooke Goldstein present "Lawfare Against Free Speech: A First Amendment Guide to Reporting in an Age of Islamist Lawfare," the first book of its kind aimed at giving practical tips to journalists when writing about these topics. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Brooke Goldstein is a human rights attorney and award-winning filmmaker. She serves as director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and facilitating a response to the abuse of the legal system and human rights law. She is also the founder and director of the Children's Rights Institute (CRI) which tracks and legally combats violations of children's basic human rights as occurring throughout the globe. Aaron Eitan Meyer served as research director of The Lawfare Project, director of research for the Children's Rights Institute, legal correspondent for the Terror Finance Blog, and is on the advisory board for the digital advocacy group, Act for Israel. He received his B.A. from New School University, and his J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

Damages

Damages Author Barry Werth
ISBN-10 9781439142486
Year 2013-08-20
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Damages is the riveting true story of one family’s legal struggles in the world of medicine. At the urging of a friend, the Sabias filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Humes and Norwalk Hospital. Barry Werth takes us through the seven-year lawsuit, allowing us to see the legal strategy plotted by the Sabias’s attorneys, Connecticut’s premier medical malpractice law firm.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law Author Tom Bingham
ISBN-10 9780141962016
Year 2011-07-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'The Rule of Law' is a phrase much used but little examined. The idea of the rule of law as the foundation of modern states and civilisations has recently become even more talismanic than that of democracy, but what does it actually consist of? In this brilliant short book, Britain's former senior law lord, and one of the world's most acute legal minds, examines what the idea actually means. He makes clear that the rule of law is not an arid legal doctrine but is the foundation of a fair and just society, is a guarantee of responsible government, is an important contribution to economic growth and offers the best means yet devised for securing peace and co-operation. He briefly examines the historical origins of the rule, and then advances eight conditions which capture its essence as understood in western democracies today. He also discusses the strains imposed on the rule of law by the threat and experience of international terrorism. The book will be influential in many different fields and should become a key text for anyone interested in politics, society and the state of our world.

The Cheyenne Way

The Cheyenne Way Author Karl Nickerson Llewellyn
ISBN-10 0806118555
Year 1941
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher
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The Cheyenne Indians, in sharp contrast to other Plains tribes, are renowned for the clear sense of form and structure in their institutions. This cultural trait, together with the colorful background of the Cheyennes, attracted the unique collaboration of a legal theorist and an anthropologist, who, in this volume, provide a definitive picture of the law-ways of a primitive, nonliterate people. This foundational study of primitive law presents the folkways in law of the Cheyennes through the technique of the American case lawyer, adjusted to the requirements of the anthropologist with his scientific understanding of human behavior and realistic sociology. Particularly appealing to the general reader are the law cases themselves. Based on individual episodes that reflect the legal procedure of the Cheyennes over a period of more than sixty years, the cases are heroic narratives in the finest tradition.