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Current important events in the legal profession and legal ethics, with useful research and analysis of the rules and the profession's current challenges, are analyzed by Tulane law students who participated spring 2017 in an Advanced Legal Profession Seminar. The contents of the volume include: 

 
FOREWORD: Ethics and the Legal Profession in a Decade of Continuing Change and Challenge, by Steven Alan Childress 
PART I.  APPLICATION OF RULES TO NEW SETTINGS AND IN NEW WAYS
1  •  Duty of Loyalty or Limited Liability: How Close is Too Close for Lawyer Disqualification?, by Joshua Sanchez-Secor 2  •  Prosecutorial Misconduct and Wrongful Convictions: A Plague Upon Our Criminal Justice System?, by Jessica Dennis 
3  •  Attorney Sexual Misconduct: The ABA Update of Model Rule 8.4, the Addition to Model Rule 1.8, and the Consequences of Discrimination on Women in the Legal Profession, by Sarah Cullum  4  •  Rule 4.2: Communication Without Representation, by Corey Friedman 
PART II.  INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES 
5  •  Law Placement of International Students in U.S. Law Firms, by Qinyu Fan 
6  •  Development of the Legal Profession in China, by Shu Chen 
PART III. THE LEGAL PROFESSION’S CHALLENGES AND FUTURE  
7  •  The Cost of Getting Ahead: An Examination of Adderall Abuse, Effects, and Solutions Among Law Schools, by Marissa Delgado 
8  •  The Binary Barrister: A Review of Increased Automation in Legal Practice, by Vincent Yadgood  


As the latest entry in the "Benefit Tulane PILF Series," proceeds from every purchase of this book, in eBook or print formats, will benefit Tulane Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation, a nonprofit student organization which supports placing students into public interest jobs and providing indigent representation.

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Steven Alan Childress is the Conrad Meyer III Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School. The chapter authors are students who participated in an advanced seminar at the school.

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Quid Pro Books
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Published on
Jul 6, 2017
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Pages
196
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ISBN
9781610273831
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English
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Law / Comparative
Law / Corporate
Law / Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Law / Legal Education
Law / Legal Profession
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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one
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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
perplexing situations.


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.


“This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for
law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the
money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School  “Finally
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Decoded, demythed rendition of Holmes' classic study of law and judicial development of rules. "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience." Includes 2010 Foreword; extensive, clear annotations by a Tulane law professor woven into The Common Law; footnotes with real numbers; and original page cites. Care in detail, proofreading, notes, and formatting, unlike any version made. 

As lamented by Holmes' premier biographer in 2006, The Common Law "is very likely the best-known book ever written about American law. But it is a difficult, sometimes obscure book, which today's lawyers and law students find largely inaccessible." No longer. With insertions and simple definitions of the original's language and concepts, this version makes it live for college students (able to "get it," at last, with legal terms explained), plus law students, lawyers, and anyone wanting to understand his great book. No previous edition, even in print, has offered annotations. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. compiled his master work in 1881 from lectures on the origins, reasoning, and import of the common law. It jump-started legal Realism and established law as a pragmatic way to solve problems and make policy, not just a bucket of rules. It has stood the test of time as one of the most important and influential studies of law. This book is interesting for a vast audience, including historians, students, and political scientists. It is also a recommended read before law school or in the 1L year. High quality, fully linked ebook edition from Quid Pro's Legal Legends Series.

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