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The Resource U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers, John B. Thornton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers, John B. Thornton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Label
U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers
Title
U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers
Statement of responsibility
John B. Thornton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Title variation
United States legal resoning, writing and practice for international lawyers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, John Brendan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Legal research
  • Practice of law
  • Legal composition
  • Lawyers, Foreign
  • Law
  • Lawyers, Foreign
  • Legal composition
  • Legal research
  • Practice of law
  • United States
Label
U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers, John B. Thornton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the common law in the United States -- Similarities and differences between civil law systems and the U.S. legal system -- The constitution and the U.S. system of government -- The three-tiered U.S. court system -- Reading cases -- Writing a case brief -- Organizing information from cases -- The civil litigation process in the United States -- Deductive and inductive reasoning -- Introduction to U.S. legal rhetoric -- Contrasts between the rhetorical styles of english and of other languages -- Writing the office memorandum: large-scale and small-scale organization -- The heart of legal reasoning -- Citations to authority -- The question presented, the short answer, and executive summaries -- The introduction, or statement of facts -- Writing and editing the work: verb tenses, articles, plurals, and punctutation -- Editing unnecessary language and checking for proper legal vocabulary, active voice, and action verbs -- Overview of legal research -- Working in U.S. law firms -- Writing emails and the email memorandum -- Writing client letters and letters to opposing counsel -- Overview of contract drafting -- Law school skills : preparing for and taking final examinations
Dimensions
  • 26 cm
  • 28 cm
Extent
  • xxii, 452 pages
  • x, 94 pages
Isbn
9780769856568
Lccn
2014008737
Materials
Teacher's manual
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871689627
Label
U.S. legal reasoning, writing, and practice for international lawyers, John B. Thornton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of the common law in the United States -- Similarities and differences between civil law systems and the U.S. legal system -- The constitution and the U.S. system of government -- The three-tiered U.S. court system -- Reading cases -- Writing a case brief -- Organizing information from cases -- The civil litigation process in the United States -- Deductive and inductive reasoning -- Introduction to U.S. legal rhetoric -- Contrasts between the rhetorical styles of english and of other languages -- Writing the office memorandum: large-scale and small-scale organization -- The heart of legal reasoning -- Citations to authority -- The question presented, the short answer, and executive summaries -- The introduction, or statement of facts -- Writing and editing the work: verb tenses, articles, plurals, and punctutation -- Editing unnecessary language and checking for proper legal vocabulary, active voice, and action verbs -- Overview of legal research -- Working in U.S. law firms -- Writing emails and the email memorandum -- Writing client letters and letters to opposing counsel -- Overview of contract drafting -- Law school skills : preparing for and taking final examinations
Dimensions
  • 26 cm
  • 28 cm
Extent
  • xxii, 452 pages
  • x, 94 pages
Isbn
9780769856568
Lccn
2014008737
Materials
Teacher's manual
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871689627

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