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Basic Contract Drafting Assignments

Author : Sue Payne
ISBN : 9781454831761
Genre : Law
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Basic Contract Drafting Assignments: A Narrative Approach is a unique supplement of contract drafting exercises designed to be used with any contracts or drafting course book. Instructors who want to incorporate drafting exercises into the classroom experience will find an invaluable asset in his supplement, which provides students with the tools necessary to develop skills that can be applied to various types of advanced transactional work. Divided into four interest-catching sequences, this concise paperback takes a narrative approach, and gives students the opportunity to learn by doing: The first assignment in each sequence introduces the clients, their businesses, and their needs. In the second and third assignments those clients evolve and grow, and their business needs change. Each sequence features assignments of varying lengths and types, including gathering information, interviewing the client, outlining the issues that need to be considered from both sides of the table, and drafting the necessary memos, letters, and final contract. The assignments focus on methodologies in four areas: How to conceptualize in writing the parties rights, duties, risks, and protections. How to organize a contract on both the macro and the micro levels. How to draft for clarity and enforceability. How to express boilerplate terms. Additional resources for students and instructors include: Entertaining and informative appendices, among them What Deal Lawyers Say to Each Other: A Dictionary of Contract Negotiation and Drafting Slang Ten Tips for Interviewing a Client about a Transaction Decoding the Comments on Student Contracts: Some Samples with Illustrations Basic Contract Drafting Assignments will augment and enhance any book you are currently using by providing a wealth exercises that will help students learn real-world drafting techniques and skills.

Music Industry Contracts

Author : Ricky Anderson
ISBN : 1454877537
Genre : Music trade
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Drafting Contracts

Author : Tina L. Stark
ISBN : 073556339X
Genre : Law
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A perfect fit for the upper-level legal drafting course, Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do teaches the key practices of contract drafting, with particular emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client¿s deal. By providing many solid examples of quality writing, the book helps students to master the basics and to incorporate similar techniques into their own drafting. This text is also appropriate for use in transactional simulation courses, transactional clinics, advanced writing courses, first-year writing courses, first year-contracts courses, and interviewing, negotiating, and counseling courses. Many great features ensure the value and reliability of this text: PART I: introduces the building blocks of contracts and teaches the analytic skill of ¿translating the business deal into contract concepts¿ so that students learn how and why a drafter chooses a specific contract concept PART II: sets out the framework of an agreement and works through it from the preamble to the signature lines, discussing the business, legal, and drafting issues that occur in each part of a contract PART III: turns to drafting rules for good writing and to techniques for enhancing clarity and avoiding ambiguity PART IV: details how to look at the contract from the client¿s perspective¿what does the client want to achieve and what risks does it want to avoid¿in order to find and resolve business issues PART V: shows students how to integrate everything they have learned: how to organize a contract, how to use precedents, and how to review and comment on a contract PART VI: addresses ethical issues that arise in drafting PART VII: provides additional exercises presents a five-prong framework for considering business issues that appear in almost every transaction: money, risk, control, standards, and endgame (Chapter 17, ¿Adding Value to the Deal¿) includes plentiful examples of well-drafted provisions, many based on commercial agreements provides exercises for use in or out of class, individually or collaboratively, including contract mark-ups, new drafting, and both combined into a single exercise integrates a single fact pattern throughout many exercises in the book¿the purchase of a jet by a ne¿er-do-well with significant financial problems¿and varying fact patterns relating to employment relationships and to assignment and delegation provisions. accompanied by a Teacher¿s Manual that includes notes explaining the answers to each exercise and answers to questions that students commonly ask. also accompanied by a website that provides all mark-up exercises that can be projected and walked through during class, a template for formatting, and multiple versions of one of the culminating exercises so that professors can use the version best suited to their classes An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at

Legal Education In The Digital Age

Author : Edward Rubin
ISBN : 9781107378728
Genre : Law
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During the coming decades, the digital revolution that has transformed so much of our world will transform legal education as well. The digital production and distribution of course materials will powerfully affect both the content and the way materials are used in the classroom and library. This collection of essays by leading legal scholars in various fields explores three aspects of this coming transformation. The first set of essays discusses the way digital materials will be created and how they will change concepts of authorship as well as methods of production and distribution. The second set explores the impact of digital materials on law school classrooms and law libraries and the third set considers the potential transformation of the curriculum that the materials are likely to produce. Taken together, these essays provide a guide to momentous changes that every legal teacher and scholar needs to understand.

Legal Method And Writing Ii

Author : Charles R. Calleros
ISBN : 9781454897156
Genre : Law
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An ideal text for a second semester legal writing or advanced writing course, the Legal Method and Writing II, Eighth Edition immerses students in the world of appellate briefs, pleadings, motions, contracts, and professional correspondence. This revision expands coverage of motions to dismiss, while maintaining in-depth coverage of complaints, answers, motions for summary judgment, and motions in limine to exclude evidence. Numerous illustrations, sample documents, and exercises address issues ranging from enforcement of marriage contracts to sexual harassment in the workplace. Key Features: Introductory chapters on fundamentals of written advocacy, including ethical concerns, strategic considerations, organization, writing style, issue statements, point headings, and effective presentation of rules and fact analysis In-depth discussion of trial briefs: pleadings, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, judgment, and motion in limine to exclude evidence, with numerous illustrations and sample documents Comprehensive discussion of appellate briefs and appellate standards of review, with sample briefs and special attention to policy arguments Introduction to contract drafting The addition of “soft skills” (e.g. rapport building) Chapters on advice and demand letters Examples and illustrations throughout the text Numerous exercises and assignments in the main text and in the appendices

Legal Drafting By Design

Author : Richard K. Neumann
ISBN : 9781454841395
Genre : Law
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Designed for upper-level survey legal drafting courses, this groundbreaking text explains drafting using a common vocabulary that applies to any legal document based on a fundamental rule structure, including statutes and other forms of public drafting as well as contracts and other forms of private drafting. This unified drafting approach gives students a common denominator approach to drafting all kinds of legal documents. In addition, students can use the techniques they’ve learned to deconstruct, interpret, and revise any kind of legal document composed of rules. This common-sense approach of teaching/learning a single vocabulary and set of skills to use in drafting any rules-based legal document is an innovative model for U.S. legal drafting courses, though it has been used in other countries for decades. Key Features: A unified approach that teaches students the general skills of drafting rules of law—duties, discretionary authority, and declarations, including their conditions in legal tests. Practice applying those skills to drafting a range of documents, including contracts, statutes, regulations, and other. Coverage of how courts interpret the rules and how to draft anticipating what the courts will do. An understanding of how law governs human behavior through the rules that students learn to draft. A wide range of classroom exercises on the detail of drafting. Additional drafting assignments, for use in and out of class, that help students learn how to use the rules and to accomplish clients’ goals.

Legal Method And Writing I

Author : Charles R. Calleros
ISBN : 9781454897149
Genre : Law
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Focusing on predictive analysis, Legal Method and Writing I: Predictive Writing, Eighth Edition equips students to begin thinking and writing like a lawyer. Clear and comprehensive, the text utilizes numerous illustrations and exercises that immerse students in legal analysis, our system of precedent, use of authority, and predictive writing. Various formats of office memoranda are covered, with separate chapters on organization and writing style. Multicultural themes—seamlessly woven throughout the book—enrich class discussion with context and perspective. Key Features: An overview of the writing process and case method Examination of lawmaking in the form of legislation and common law development An Introduction to court systems, including tribal courts Discussion of the nature of precedent and stare decisis, including excerpted opinions from Citizens United Thorough exploration of legal analysis – the IRAC paradigm and inductive reasoning – and the limitations of these approaches Comprehensive presentation of office memoranda, including prewriting, research strategy and presentation formats Appendices that include more assignments, as well as a comprehensive student guide to briefing cases for class discussion

Putting Skills Into Practice

Author : Daniel L. Barnett
ISBN : 9781454818212
Genre : Law
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Putting Skills Into Practice: Legal Problem Solving and Writing for New Lawyers is a concise new book that can be used either as the main text for an advanced legal writing course focused on preparing practice-ready documents, or as a reference for new associates. The author, Daniel L. Barnett of the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, has consulted at a variety of law firms. He has found that new lawyers often struggle to complete the projects they are assigned, often because they do not understand how to apply the skills and knowledge they acquired in law school. This step-by-step guide leads advanced legal writing students and new associates through the process of completing typical assignments. It begins with the essential legal process question of determining the law that applies to the issue at hand and then guides readers through sophisticated questions of how to handle unclear analysis in different types of legal documents.

Zur Stellung Der Frau Im Ur Islam

Author : Eskandar Abadi
ISBN : 9783656172321
Genre : Social Science
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1983 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Familie, Frauen, Männer, Sexualität, Geschlechter, Note: 2,0, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es wird nicht wenig über die Situation und Stellung der Frau in islamischen Ländern gerätselt, so daß trotz einer Fülle von Literatur immer wieder diesbezüglich offene Fragen aufkommen. Lassen sich die Frauen in solchen Ländern vom gesellschaftlichen Leben ausschließen, wie es durch die Verschleierung unterstellt wird? Ist ihre Benachteiligung bereits im Koran vorherbestimmt? Gibt es eine Kluft zwischen Vorschriften und deren Praxis, welche ihr Dasein beeinflußt? Inwieweit spielen Traditionen in ihrem Leben eine Rolle? Welche Rechte und Verantwortungen kommen ihnen als Ehepartnerin, Mutter, oder Tochter zu? Wie sieht ihre Teilnahme am öffentlichen Leben aus? Welche Erziehungs- und Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten und Grenzen sind in ihrem Fall zu benennen? Inwieweit sind sie wirtschaftlich und politisch von Männern abhängig? Es wurde oft versucht für solche Fragen Antworten zu finden, doch zeigen gegensätzliche Meinungen über das Frauenleben in islamischen Gesellschaften, daß vieles, wie das Frauenhaupt, sich noch hinter einem Schleier befindet. Hierbei gilt es besonders zu berücksichtigen, daß der Islam den Anspruch erhebt, sowohl Religion (Jenseitsvorstellung) als auch ein rechtliches und politisches System (säkulare Ordnung) zu sein . Daraus folgt, daß das Leben der Frau umso mehr festgelegt ist, je mehr alle gesellschaftlichen Bereiche durch dieses System geregelt werden. Gesellschaftliche Konflikte entstehen dadurch, daß der Islam weltliche Angelegenheiten durch göttlich eingegebene Weisungen regeln will, welche den Anspruch erheben, allgemeingültig und zeitlos zu sein, aber dennoch in verschiedenen Zeitspannen mit unterschiedlichen Akzenten ausgelegt werden und ausgelegt worden sind. Somit wird in dieser Arbeit versucht, die Stellung der Frau im Koran zu durchleuchten, da dieser die Hauptquelle des Gesetzes und der Ideologie in allen islamischen Gesellschaften darstellt.

Legal Reasoning Research And Writing For International Graduate Students

Author : Nadia E. Nedzel
ISBN : 1454805501
Genre : Law
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Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students helps readers understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Since most students will have studied civil law and some comparative law, but are unfamiliar with U.S. legal culture, the book begins by comparing common and civil law and then builds practical skills on this foundation. This comparative law perspective helps explain unique and important features of the United States legal system. Chapters are short and clear, and repeat the major points to aid, in particular, LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers. A methodology of research and writing in preparing legal documents is presented, and reasoning and writing methods are based on standard IRAC analysis used by many instructors. To allow instructors to discuss citation requirements as they become needed, citation format information is integrated into the text. An important discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes addresses subjects that surprise LL.M. students from cultures with a wide variety of norms and standards. As the Internet is likely to be the only legal research source available to foreign attorneys accessing U.S. law from their countries of origin,most of the exercises in each chapter can be done on the Web as well as in the law library, with either commercial or non-commercial websites. Charts and summaries can be used as helpful reference tools. The Third Edition offers suggestions and exercises to gain confidence and participate in U.S. classrooms. Research chapters are updated to include more in-depth international research explanations and exercises. More in-depth examples and exercises demonstrate drafting contracts. An expanded and revised chapter on the use of case method includes a synthesis of international case law, such as WTO appellate opinions and CISG interpretation. A new section on legal changes includes indications of success and failure. Hallmark features of Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students: Helps international students understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States Uses a comparative law perspective to explain unique and important features of the United States legal system begins by comparing common and civil law builds on this foundation with practical skills assumes the reader has studied law but is unfamiliar with U.S. legal culture Helps LL.M. candidates who are not native English speakers, in particular features chapters that are short and clear repeat the major points for greater comprehension Includes methodology of research and writing componentsin preparing legal documents bases reasoning andwriting components on standard IRAC analysis integrates citation format information into the text Incorporates discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes helpful when teaching students from a wide variety of cultures Includes exercises in each chapter to apply new skills to practical problems exercises can be done in the law library or on the Internet, with commercial or non-commercial Websites the Internet is likely the only legal research source available to foreign attorneys accessing US law from their countries of origin Provides charts and summaries as reference tools

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