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The Resource Skills & Values : Constitutional Law., Paul Caron, (electronic resource)

Skills & Values : Constitutional Law., Paul Caron, (electronic resource)

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Skills & Values : Constitutional Law.
Title
Skills & Values
Title remainder
Constitutional Law.
Statement of responsibility
Paul Caron
Title variation
Skills and Values
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Language
eng
Summary
Skills and Values: Constitutional Law brings practical context to what is possibly the most abstract and thus, for many students, frustrating course in the basic law school curriculum. The heart of the book are problems which pose constitutional law issues in the context of situations a lawyer is likely actually to encounter in her practice. As practical problems they require the student to perform functions required of a practicing lawyer, ranging from deposition preparation to letter-drafting to presentation of legal concepts to lay audiences. The problems thus require students to demonstrate mastery of doctrine in the context of real-world problems that call for practical lawyering skills. Each chapter begins with a summary of the underlying doctrine the student will be expected to know and apply in the problem. (Links to Lexis versions of the full texts of the cases and materials cited in each introductory summary, as well as links to additional helpful sources, are provided online, in a manner the professor can make accessible to her students if she chooses.) It then presents the problem, which usually includes significant primary materials the student will be expected to mine for legally relevant content. The assignments are explained clearly, and time expectations (based on the assignment's difficulty) are provided. Two aspects of these problems stand out for professors seeking to prepare their students for modern practice realities. First, the assignments require students to work in groups of varying size. This feature responds to the reality that legal work is usually done collegially. Too often law school downplays the role of group work; these problems encourage it. Second, several assignments include ethics components, which require students to consider how their choices about performing the assigned tasks implicate ethical issues. This feature reflects the authors' focus on ensuring that students get this sort of ethical training, and that they get it in the context of substantive learning rather than solely as a stand-alone class in legal ethics. The real-world nature of the problems presented, the requirement of collegial problem-solving, and the focus on ethics that together characterize this book respond to recent critiques of legal education, such as those in the 2007 Carnegie Report. They also respond to student concerns and desires to learn law in a manner relevant to their career goals, through group-learning activities of the sort that likely marked their undergraduate education, and with a consistent focus on the ethical practice of law. The authors have provided a detailed teacher's manual that will help the professor evaluate and guide her students' performance of the problems
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Caron, Paul
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non fiction
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Skills & Values : Constitutional Law., Paul Caron, (electronic resource)
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9780327179634
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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Label
Skills & Values : Constitutional Law., Paul Caron, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1;1PB
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780327179634
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8b223a78-c0f4-4a4f-ae72-9fcb2ba8f96e
Specific material designation
remote
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Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2638 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)

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