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Introduction to the study and practice of law in a nutshell

Hegland, Kenney F., 1940- author Save to your list

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  • Creator Kenney F. Hegland, James E. Rogers Professor of Law, Emeritus University of Arizona
  • Format Books
  • Publication Seventh edition. St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2017] ©2017
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  • Physical Details
    • XV, 299 pages ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9781640201231, 1640201238
  • OCLC ocn994368116

Notes

  • Includes index.

Contents

  • About this book -- About the authors and acknowledgments -- THE BALL : LEGAL ANALYSIS. Introduction -- Your first case -- Your first argument -- Case analysis -- Case synthesis -- Statutes : "are Pringles potato chips?" -- "Oh, no, I forgot ethics" -- Ruminations -- PLAYING BALL : DOING LAW. Introduction -- Cases as puzzles -- Briefs -- Briefs analyzed and much more -- Classes : "what if the dog was an alligator?" -- Study aids, study groups, outlining and messy casebooks -- Fear and loathing in the first year -- GAME DAY : EXAMS. Introduction -- Taking exams : the only skill worth having! -- Practice test -- A tale of two answers -- Multiple-choice exams -- Exams : they weren't bluffing -- LEGAL WRITING AND ORAL ADVOCACY. Introduction -- Stories -- Goals, getting better, and getting started -- SIR transitions and writing tips -- Murder your darlings -- Writing exercises -- "May it please the court"--gulp -- LITIGATION. Introduction -- Case planning : the interplay of law and fact--backwards -- Complaints, answers, pretrial motions, and discovery -- Trials -- K v. Landlord, greatest hits -- Oh, one last thing ... -- Index

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