|By (author):||Frederick, Matthew|
|By (author):||Norgaard Martin, Vibeke|
|Series:||101 Things I Learned|
|Subject:||BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General|
|EDUCATION / Higher|
|LAW / Reference|
|REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides|
|Size:||5.00in x 7.00in|
|From The Publisher*||A provocative, accessible, and cleverly illustrated guide to legal principles and practice, by a law instructor and internationally experienced attorney|
This might be the most useful book law students ever read. Not because it contains the details of case law, but because it teaches them how to think like a lawyer. From the fundamentals of effective argument to the principles, structures, and assumptions underlying our legal system, 101 Things I Learned in Law School makes the impenetrable clear and the complex understandable. Illustrated lessons summarize landmark cases and illuminate a fascinating range of questions, including:
* What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness?
* Why is circumstantial evidence often better than direct evidence?
* How does one find the proper sources to substantiate a legal argument?
* Why do states deliberately pass unconstitutional laws?
* How can testimony from a hostile witness be helpful?
Written by an internationally experienced attorney and law instructor, 101 Things I Learned in Law School is a concise, highly readable resource for law students, graduates, professionals, and anyone else fascinated--or confused--by our legal system.
|Review Quote*||"At moments the book evokes Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language; at other times, it reads like aphorisms from a TED Talk; and yet at other times, it is reminiscent of desk crits in school….The authors use jargon-free language [to] demystify urban design…a good reminder that much of what we, as designers, take as self-evident can be new to those not steeped in urban design and that complex concepts can be communicated in a clear, concise way. -Architecture Boston|
|Biographical Note||Vibeke Norgaard Martin is an attorney in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where she works primarily in municipal law. She previously practiced commercial litigation at a major international law firm before turning to civil rights litigation. She has taught at UC Berkeley School of Law, clerked for the South African Constitutional Court, was a visiting scholar at the University of Pretoria, and worked for the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. |
Matthew Frederick is an architect, urban designer, instructor of design and writing, and the creator of the acclaimed 101 Things I Learned® series. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.