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101 Things I Learned in Law School

Category: Book
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
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00in x 7.00in
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$ 24.00
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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 NoteVibeke 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.