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Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year, Second Edition

  • Amy Vorenberg
  • Jennifer Davis
  • Anna Elbroch
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Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis in Law School's First Year, Second Edition, conveys the essential skills of legal analysis and writing in a remarkably succinct format, using a realistic sample case file to give students specific examples of the skills covered in every chapter. The case file includes the client's factual scenario, a statute, five cases, and a sample complete "answer" memorandum. Practical guidance and examples are combined with key theoretical instruction so that students understand the rationale behind legal analysis, writing methods, and their applications. Embedded interactive online videos and self-assessment quizzes throughout the text test students' understanding of key topics. 

New to the Second Edition
  • Now a single text featuring one fully integrated sample case file, reflecting the authors' real-world approach to legal analysis and writing
  • Interactive online videos and self-assessment quizzes, created by the authors to synchronize with the book 
  • New co-authors Jennifer Davis and Anna Elbroch, bringing the benefit of many years' experience in teaching to the Second Edition 
  • Straightforward and readable instruction
  • Examples based on the case file throughout the text
  • A balance of theory and practice, informing the process of legal writing and analysis
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