Legal reasoning, research, and writing for international graduate students /

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Author / Creator:Nedzel, Nadia E., 1954-
Imprint:New York : Aspen Publishers, c2004.
Description:xxiii, 353 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Legal research -- United States.
Law -- United States -- Methodology.
Legal composition.
Law -- Methodology.
Legal composition.
Legal research.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0735535191 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Specifically developed to meet the needs of students in LL.M. programs, this new paper-back text takes a skills-oriented approach To The 'what' and 'how' of legal research and writing. Legal Resoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students provides valuable assistance for international students who need to understand and approach legal research and writing assignments the way attorneys do in the United States. Author Nadia Nedzel tailors the presentation To The needs of the LL.M. candidate: the book begins by comparing common and civil law. Then builds on that foundation to teach practical skills. A comparative law perspective explains unique and important features of United States law. Each chapter is short, clear, and repeats major points For The benefits of those who are not native English speakers. the book includes methodological information on the research and writing components of legal document preparation. Reasoning and writing elements of the text are based on standard IRAC analysis. the text integrates citation format information so instructors can address citation requirements as they become needed. an important discussion of plagiarism and U.S. law school honor codes informs students from other cultures of what will be expected of them. Exercises in each chapter (many of them Internet-based For The convenience of foreign attorneys accessing U.S. law from their countries of origin) allow students to refine their skills. Helpful charts and summaries can be used as reference tools. Appendix on preparing for and taking exams provides valuable guidance for students. to help instructors prepare for both the content And The context of the course, The Teacher's manual: Presents information about non-U.S. legal systems and legal education. Explains the textbook's approach to each subject. Includes answers to research exercises. Provides several possible writing assignments, giving instructors the option of choosing one or developing their own. Contains a sample of a finished writing assignment. Help your students prepare For The realities of U.S. legal practice with Legal Resoning, Research, and Writing for International Graduate Students .
Physical Description:xxiii, 353 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0735535191 (alk. paper)