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A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis

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Author: Christine Coughlin

Brand: Carolina Academic Press

Edition: 3

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 422

Release Date: 19-07-2018

Details: Product Description This new edition of the popular text teaches the foundational principles of critical reading, analysis, and writing in a clear and accessible way. By putting the reader in the place of a first-year attorney, the text shows law students how to succeed in law school and in the practice of law. Review Chapter 2 gives one of the best explanations of the U.S. federal court system I have seen, not only giving several pages over to discussing jurisdiction and hierarchy but also looking carefully at the meaning of stare decisis and the effect it has on the why of gathering case law. ... If you are a law librarian in a law school or a firm librarian in charge of the incoming attorney orientation and are asked for a book that will help a new attorney on the first day, this is a good book to consider handing to them. The book, although requiring careful reading, rewards the reader with understanding, and has numerous tools and useful information that will help anyone get a better grasp on legal analysis and the place it has in legal research. --Emily J. Flanigan, Law Library Journal Vol. 111:2 About the Author Christine Nero Coughlin is a Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research at Wake Forest University School of Law. Joan Malmud Rocklin is a Legal Research and Writing Senior Lecturer II at the University of Oregon School of Law and a recipient of the law school’s Orlando J. Hollis award for excellence in teaching. Sandy C. Patrick is a Professor of Lawyering at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English