Cox and Thomas's Law in Practice, 2d

West Academic Publishing
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Professional Identity Formation
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American Casebook Series
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The Law in Practice casebook is the primary text for a turnkey course integrating legal doctrine and lawyering skills that has proven to be successful for first and second-year law students. The course material includes multiple options for litigation and transactional simulations, including client and witness interviews, depositions, client counseling sessions, chambers conference, mediation and attorney only negotiating sessions. The casebook is accompanied by four professionally produced videos and extensive case file materials allowing for integration of legal analysis and skills training in one course. The text covers negotiating theories and concepts necessary to effectively conduct interviews and client counseling. The simulation material allows for weekly or periodic downloads of simulation documents that allow students to see the facts shift as the case unfolds over time, as occurs in actual practice. Detailed faculty materials provide weekly class plans that track the simulation material and include engaging teaching exercises and multiple choice questions appropriate for “clicker” systems.