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The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary

Author : Stephen Michael Sheppard
ISBN : 9781454820178
Genre : Law
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NEW! The first complete revision of John Bouvier s great law dictionary in more than a century made relevant and authoritative for modern students of the law Derived from the famous 1853 law dictionary used by Daniel Webster, Abraham Lincoln, and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary Quick Reference has been brought completely up-to-date by a distinguished and widely-published legal scholar and teacher. Steve Sheppard, with law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, brings his scholarship, international practice, and litigation experience to bear in making the famous text as relevant today as it was when it first broke ground in American law. Definitions derived from contemporary as well as classic sources give the reference book its depth and authority. Building on Bouvier's structure and entries, Professor Sheppard has added thousands of new terms and rewritten many original definitions. 8,500 short definitions explain more than 11,200 words and phrases, giving readers a general understanding of a term when a quick grasp of a concept is required. Each entry is written to be understood by the modern student, argued by the modern lawyer, and cited by the modern judge. An intuitive structure and thorough cross-referencing makes the first complete revision of this essential dictionary in more than a hundred years accessible and easy to use. Features of The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary Quick Reference: The classic becomes contemporary. Definitions derived from ancient and contemporary sources, with current statutes, regulations, cases, and treatises building on ancient and medieval sources Designed for modern use and contemporary issues Authority in General Editor Stephen Sheppard: Widely published by Cambridge, Oxford and other leading presses Holds law degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, including a doctorate in the science of law Draws on international legal practice, litigation, and teaching experience for the selection of terms Encyclopedic in scope: 8,500 entries, explaining more than 11,200 words and phrases, far more than Bouvier's original two-volume set with 6,600 entries Short definitions give readers a quick grasp of a concept and a general understanding in a hurry Clear statement of meanings, context and usage of key terms Intuitive structure, for ease of use: Major terms organize concepts and related terms: e.g. exceptions to Hearsay under hearsay, the forms of estate under Estate Thorough cross-referencing, making terms easy to find Summary of Contents: Welcome to the Bouvier Law Dictionary How to Use the Bouvier Law Dictionary Compact Edition The Order of Words and Phrases The Bouvier Law Dictionary Project The Entries, A-Z First Appendix: The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution Second Appendix: Justices of the United States Supreme Court

Principles Of Legal Research 2d Concise Hornbook

Author : Kent Olson
ISBN : 9781634598590
Genre : Law
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The second edition of Principles of Legal Research will be published in July and available for Fall 2015 class adoptions. Winner of the American Association of Law Libraries' Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award in 2010, Principles of Legal Research provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. It has been thoroughly updated to provide coverage of WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, and other new resources. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists more than 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.

Legal Research In A Nutshell

Author : Morris Cohen
ISBN : 9781634606127
Genre : Law
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Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers research procedures using major online services, free Internet resources, and library materials. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject, and a companion website has a regularly updated list of URLs and illustrations of online and print resources.

Ethics And Professional Responsibility For Paralegals

Author : Therese A. Cannon
ISBN : 9780735568044
Genre : Law
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals provides complete coverage of legal ethics tailored to the needs of the practicing paralegal. Now in its fifth edition, Therese Cannon's authoritative and highly successful textbook continues to provide paralegal students with invaluable insights into the ethical principles they will face in practice. Among the attributes that make this text so effective: comprehensive coverage of all the major areas of legal ethics, placing special emphasis on how the rules affect paralegals authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable text and effective pedagogy. Each chapter begins with an overview, followed by well-written text in a well-organized format. Key terms are introduced in italics. Review questions reinforce the material. discussion questions, hypotheticals, research and other outside assignments provide depth and practice in applying the rules each chapter includes landmark cases on paralegals and other cases that demonstrate how the principles and rules are applied useful appendices provide the text of paralegal association ethics codes that are referenced throughout the book the book is easily adaptable to courses of different lengths and can be used in other paralegal courses for supplementary ethics coverage across the curriculum teaching package includes an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint slides The Fifth Edition has been enhanced with: new rules and cases, including changes in ABA Model Rules and new cases on supervision, UPL, confidentiality, conflicts, competence and litigation new assignments and research projectsmore hypotheticals suitable for use in class discussions or as assignments added to discussion questions expanded Instructor's Manual that includes a Test Bank Web site that has links to state-specific ethics rules, ethics opinions and guidelines Written by the highly respected legal educator, Therese Cannon, there is no text comparable to Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals for teaching professional responsibility to paralegal students.

An Introduction To The Legal System Of The United States

Author : Edward Allan Farnsworth
ISBN : 9780199733101
Genre : Law
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An excellent introduction or refresher in the United States legal system for all,especially students and foreign audiences.

Law School

Author : Michael S. Ariens
ISBN : 1594604436
Genre : Law
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This all-in-one volume takes the reader from the law school application process, through the bar exam and the graduate's first job. The book begins with ideas on selecting which law schools to apply to, how to improve your chances of gaining admission, and how to decide which law school to attend. The second section of the book takes the reader through each of the three years of law school. It begins by discussing how to excel in the first year of law school, how to write concise and persuasive responses to essay questions, and how to read multiple choice questions quickly and accurately. This section also offers thoughts about how to get the most out of the final two years of law school. The third section discusses how to succeed on the bar exam and the graduate's options in the practice of law.

Garner S Dictionary Of Legal Usage

Author : Bryan A. Garner
ISBN : 9780195384208
Genre : Law
File Size : 68. 52 MB
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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

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