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Published: 17 May 2013

470 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199895458

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A new practitioner law publication

United States Legal Language and Culture

An Introduction to the U.S. Common Law System

Third Edition

Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer

  • Uses problems and exercises to teach students how to read and understand case law and statutes
  • Exposes students to different subject areas in the law to prepare them for what they will encounter in their LLM or first-year law school classes
  • Demonstrates techniques for predicting an answer to a legal problem and persuading an audience of a legal perspective
  • Prepares students and non-American attorneys for the language and culture of American law and law schools

New to this Edition:

  • Engages students with legal terms, research skills, and teambuilding using new and updated class activities, including a corpus juris game and an Internet scavenger hunt
  • Familiarizes students with modern American law school and legal vocabulary using exercises throughout the book
  • Clarifies Bluebook forms of citation that are essential to legal writing to help students ace their law school classes and exams
  • Guides students through the most up-to-date analysis and research strategies for legal problems

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