The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning helping you to advance with confidence:
Clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject
Key Facts summaries throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding
End-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic
Cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly
Frequent activities and self-test questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice
Sample essay questions with annotated answers prepare you for assessment
Glossary of legal terms clarifies important definitions
This edition has been updated to include the most recent updates in case law and criminal and civil procedure, including developments relating to vulnerable witnesses and character evidence as well as interventions by the trial judge.
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one
has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance.
The book begins by describing the difference between educational
cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school
culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which
more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to
explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such
But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe
teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how
legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book
contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond
conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides
of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above
all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of
uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student
can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.
In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can
substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote
the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable
guide to translating learning into better exam performance.
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The new chapters and updated analyses in this Third Edition reflect recent, relevant court cases dealing with culture, race, gender, religion, and personal status. Drawing on court materials, state and federal legislation, and legal ethnographies, the text analyzes the ongoing tension between, on the one hand, the need of different groups for cultural autonomy and equal rights, and on the other, the necessity of national unity and security. The text integrates the authors' commentary with case descriptions set in historical, cultural, political, and economic context. While the authors' thesis is that law is an instrument of social policy that has generally furthered an assimilationist agenda in American society, they also point out how in different periods, under different circumstances, and with regard to different groups, law has also some opportunity for cultural autonomy.