United States Legal Language and Culture: An Introduction to the U.S. Common Law System (3ed)

United States Legal Language and Culture
United States Legal Language and Culture: An Introduction to the U.S. Common Law System (3ed)
Brostoff, TK
9780199895458
30/05/2013
3
£41.99
Pb
Oxford University Press USA

In Legal English, experienced educators and professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer answer the needs of law students and non-English speaking lawyers who are unfamiliar with the use of English in legal settings. They introduce readers into a new world of study of the law by carefully guiding them through the vital skills and techniques they will need to feel comfortable and proficient in English-speaking and American legal culture.

Through the exercises in this book, readers will gain proficiency reading and understanding case law and statutes. Brostoff and Sinsheimer teach effective techniques for predicting an answer to a legal problem and for persuading an audience of a particular legal perspective. Each new problem presented in the text will also provide readers with an introduction to different practice areas in the law, giving students ample preparation for their first year of law school classes or for their LLM studies. By teaching students how to master both the English language and legal concepts and ideas, Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer enable students and non-American attorneys to better communicate their ideas and analysis of law both verbally and in writing, using their new-found understanding of the language and culture of American law.

  • Uses problems and exercises to teach students how to read and understand case law and statutes
  • Exposes students to different subject areas in the law to prepare them for what they will encounter in their LLM or first-year law school classes
  • Demonstrates techniques for predicting an answer to a legal problem and persuading an audience of a legal perspective
  • Prepares students and non-American attorneys for the language and culture of American law and law schools

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