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United States Legal Language and Culture 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9780199895458
Previous Edition ISBN: 0379214245
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press USA
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £47.99



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In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students and non-English speaking lawyers who are unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings. They introduce readers into a new world of study of the law by carefully guiding them through the vital skills and techniques they will need to feel comfortable and proficient in English-speaking and American legal culture. Through the exercises in this book, readers will gain proficiency reading and understanding case law and statutes. Brostoff and Sinsheimer teach effective techniques for predicting an answer to a legal problem and for persuading an audience of a particular legal perspective. Each new problem presented in the text will also provide readers with an introduction to different practice areas in the law, giving students ample preparation for their first year of law school classes or for their LLM studies. By teaching students how to master both the English language and legal concepts and ideas, Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer enable students and non-American attorneys to better communicate their ideas and analysis of law both verbally and in writing, using their new-found understanding of the language and culture of American law.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
SECTION I. THE LAW SCHOOL CLASSROOM
CHAPTER 1 - SKILLS
CHAPTER 2 - THE LEGAL SYSTEM
CHAPTER 3 - READING AND BRIEFING CASES

SECTION II. USING THE LAW TO PREDICT AND PERSUADE
CHAPTER 4 - USING CASES
CHAPTER 5 - USING STATUTES
CHAPTER 6 - SYNTHESIZING CASES
CHAPTER 7 - APPELLATE ADVOCACY
CHAPTER 8 - CLIENT INTERVIEWS AND NEGOTIATION

SECTION III. INDEPENDENT WRITING AND RESEARCH
CHAPTER 9 - WORKING INDEPENDENTLY

APPENDICES
APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY
APPENDIX B: PENNSYLVANIA AND U.S. CONSTITUTIONS
APPENDIX C: SAMPLE BRIEF AND MEMORANDUM
APPENDIX D: SAMPLE APPELLATE BRIEFS
APPENDIX E: NEFF V. LASSO, 555 A.2D 1304 (PA. SUPER. CT.
1989)
APPENDIX F: SAMPLE STUDENT MEMO ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION EXERCISE
APPENDIX G: DAVIS V. MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, 526 U.S.
629 (1999)
APPENDIX H: ANSWER KEY