1000 Days to the Bar

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

But the Practice of Law Begins Now, Second Edition
By: Dennis Tonsing

NEW EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

The first edition of the essential work, published in 2003, provided first year law students with a fresh and novel approach to the study of law. Students discovered how to:
  • Lay a solid foundation for the professional practice of law
  • Achieve fluency in the “language of law”
  • Earn grades that reflect their best efforts
  • Pass the bar exam the first time around
With the new edition, Dennis Tonsing maintains the central theme of the first by identifying the core aspects of a law student’s responsibilities.

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Reflections of a Lawyer’s Soul

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
Edited by: Amy Timmer and Nelson Miller

This work is aimed at law school professionals interested in improving legal education at their institution. The editors have divided this book into six parts. Part I, Vision, shows how a law school’s history, mission, and vision can be translated into shaping the school’s overall culture of professionalism. Part II, Knowledge, addresses how the knowledge dimension of a law school program, as fixed and stolid as legal doctrine might be assumed to be, can yet be influenced in different ways be aspects of a professional culture. Part III, Skills, addresses the skills dimension of the legal education program.

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Educating Lawyers Now and Then

2010, Legal Education editor

An Essay Comparing the 2007 and 1914 Carnegie Foundation Reports on Legal Education
By: James R. Maxeiner

This work, published by Vandeplas Publishing, compares the first report on legal education authored by the Carnegie Foundation, named the Redlich Report, to the 2007 report issued by Carnegie. In analysis of American legal education, the two reports are eerily similar, although they are very different in their prescriptions for the future. The new report is intended to foster appreciation for what legal education does at its best.

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Published: Lake Mary, FL.; Vandeplas Publishing; 2008
Distributed: Buffalo;

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Structure of Legal Argument and Proof

2010, Evidence, Jurisprudence, Legal Education editor

Cases, Materials and Analyses, Second Edition
By: J.S. Covington Jr.

This work introduces the reader to theories of proof used in trials and provides methods for analyzing legal rules and abstractions that are essential to understanding legal studies. It begins with a discussion of common defective reasoning – fallacies (faulty references) – as they sometimes appear in legal reasoning. An able advocate will know how to defeat analytically the false dilemma, post hoc, bootstrapping, the faulty inference by syllogism, and many others. Covington explains that legal reasoning is not as complex as the novice might believe it to be. With just two major forms of reasoning and four kinds of argument, the structures of argument and proof are limited.

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Legal Writing Advice

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

Questions and Answers
By: Gertrude Block

This practical guide covers a wide variety of language-related queries and is conveniently divided into sections on meaning, etymology, style propriety, and grammar. This enables readers to quickly and easily find the answers to many commonly asked questions. Block also retains the question-and-answer format of her original columns, “Language Tips,” and assigns certain questions to multiple sections for ease of reference when a question applies to more than one category. This is an excellent sourcebook that provides readers with valuable legal writing tips.

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Published: Buffalo; William S.

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Acing Your First Year of Law School

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

Ten Steps to Success You Won’t Learn in Class, 2nd Edition
By: Shana Connell Noyes & Henry S. Noyes

The second edition of one of the bestselling law school preparation books of all time is available from Hein. Acing Your First Year of Law School has been updated to reflect the best use of technology. It includes a preface that addresses the Socratic Method and how to beat it. It also includes an Epilogue focusing on tasks that are necessary to ensure a successful transition from the first to the second semester.

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Published: Buffalo;

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Screening Justice – The Cinema of Law

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice
Edited by: Rennard Strickland, Teree E. Foster and Taunya Lovell Bank

Screening Justice contains more than fifty essays written by legal scholars, professionals and professors, focusing on significant films about law, order and social justice. The essays selected for the book address a rich and diverse variety of films and issues ranging from justice in Nazi Germany to the American dust bowl to the role of military justice, the jury system, race, AIDS, gender, community, environment, and criminal procedure. This work is a must-have for those interested in entertainment law, learning about law and pop culture, and understanding how law shapes our society,

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Better Legal Writing

2010, Legal Education, Legal Profession editor

15 Topics for Advanced Legal Writers
By: Wayne Schiess, J.D.

Two themes underscore this work: that legal writing ought to be more like other professional writing—more readable, more audience-focused, and more accessible— and that legal writers ought to behave more like other writing professionals—by studying good writing, by consulting the best writing sources, and by constantly seeking to improve. Better Legal Writing grew out of materials created by attorney and law professor Wayne Schiess for a popular continuing-legal-education seminar sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law. The resulting manuscript covers a wide variety of legal topics, packaged into 15 neat, readable chapters.

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Introduction to Commercial Law:

2010, Business/Economics, Commercial Law, Legal Education editor

Cases, Problems and Materials, Sixth Edition
By: Howard F. Foss

Now in its sixth edition, Howard Foss’s Introduction to Commercial Law: Cases, Problems and Materials is an excellent introductory tool for the commercial law novice. In three parts, this work covers the sale of goods, commercial paper, and secured transactions. This work also covers Articles 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Individual Code provisions are explored through the use of Problems, Statutory Questions, Statutory Notes, and court decisions. The goal is for readers to become acquainted with issue-generating phrases within the statutory language of the Code. This guide on commercial law is ideal for students,

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A Course of Legal Study, Respectfully Addressed to the Students of Law in the United States

2010, Legal Education editor

By: David Hoffman

A comprehensive work designed for the American law student and also as a refresher for anyone in the profession, Hoffman meticulously lays the foundation for an understanding of law from an early American perspective while also including references to both English as well as continental law to aid the reader’s understanding of jurisprudence. This acid-free reprint from Hein is a welcome contribution to the history of legal education in the United States.

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Originally Published: Baltimore; Coale and Maxwell; 1817
Reprinted: Buffalo; William S. Hein &

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