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A Guide For Minority Law School Candidates

Author : Oliver Enrique Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781483438702
Genre : Law
File Size : 68. 41 MB
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A Guide for Minority Law School Candidates serves as a step-by-step tool for the application process and challenges the reader to explore the many avenues a journey towards higher educational attainment will lead to. Securing an acceptance into a competitive law school is a rigorous process – with this manual the reader will have a focused resource to achieve admission into a ranked program. “The most practical insight for law school admission; particularly for minority students!” – Abimbola Obisesan, Esq., Associate at Dykema Gossett PLLC, Michigan State Law ‘09 “Not only does “A Guide for Minority Law School Candidates” bring transparency and clarity to the very real and often underestimated challenges confronted by many minority law school candidates, but it also tells the inspiring story of Oliver Rodriguez, who overcame those challenges. I would have been so much more informed if I had this guide when I applied to law school!” – Ebony Wheaton, J.D., Howard Law ‘11

Nolo S Deposition Handbook

Author : Paul Bergman
ISBN : 9781413320602
Genre : Law
File Size : 70. 94 MB
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Getting deposed? Conducting a deposition? Here's the book you need to take the mystery out of the deposition process and answer questions with confidence. You'll even learn the three "golden rules" for answering questions and the trick questions lawyers often use to influence testimony. A perfect book for law students, lawyers, legal assistants, witnesses, expert witnesses, and anyone who wants to represent themselves in court, Nolo's Deposition Handbook provides all the information you need to sail through the deposition process with confidence. This edition contains updated statutes, cases, and rules -- plus, new material on "electronic discovery" which applies to information stored in computers, including records and emails.

Excelling In Law School

Author : Jason C. Miller
ISBN : 0735599246
Genre : Law
File Size : 68. 25 MB
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Written by a recent law school graduate with an extraordinary success story, Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach transcends merely surviving the experience, demonstrating how to earn high grades by working smart, excel in extracurricular activities, publish, and land top jobs. The author aced his first year at a fourth tier law school and transferred to a top-10 school from which he graduated, magna cum laude. Now, he shares his insights and his experience, surpassing expectations set by his less-than-lustrous LSAT scores. Miller relieves some of the anxiety about law school by conveying proven strategies that will appeal to today's tech-savvy law student. He outlines the available resources and study-aids and shows how to effectively use new technologies such as websites that distribute outlines, companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses, student-maintained outline banks, recorded lectures, professor podcasts, and PowerPoint slides. Students learn the specific, unique skills required to approach law reviews and scholarships and to hunt for jobs. Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach observes successful tactics used by other students and guides readers in selecting the strategies and resources that best fit each personality Features of Excelling in Law School: * A unique book written by a recent law school graduate with a stunning success story * Goes beyond the basics of surviving law school o earning high grades o excelling in extracurricular activities o publishing o landing top jobs * Helps students excel o shows how to work smart o relieves some anxiety about law school o conveys proven strategies Designed for today's tech-savvy law student *Showcases the study-aid market and effective use new technologies o websites that distribute outlines o companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses o student-maintained outline banks o recorded lectures o professor podcasts o PowerPoint slides * Reveals effective, specific skills and unique approaches o law reviews o scholarships o job-hunting * Outlines available resources * Illustrates the author's personal success, one that can be tailored for any law school student o how the author personally aced each area o strategies and tactics observed in use by other students o how to select the strategy and resources that best fit the reader's personality

The Criminal Law Handbook

Author : Paul Bergman
ISBN : 9781413321791
Genre : Law
File Size : 66. 44 MB
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The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes. The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part of a criminal case including: arrests booking preliminary hearings charges bail arraignment search and seizure plea bargains sentencing juveniles This revised edition covers the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.

The New Jim Crow

Author : Michelle Alexander
ISBN : 9781595588197
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69. 60 MB
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The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and bold,” and Pulitzer Prize–winner David Levering Lewis calls “stunning,” will at last be available. In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination—employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury service—are suddenly legal. Featured on The Tavis Smiley Show, Bill Moyers Journal, Democracy Now, and C-Span’s Washington Journal, The New Jim Crow has become an overnight phenomenon, sparking a much-needed conversation—including a recent mention by Cornel West on Real Time with Bill Maher&mdas;about ways in which our system of mass incarceration has come to resemble systems of racial control from a different era.

Antitrust Paradox

Author : Robert H. Bork
ISBN : 0029044561
Genre : Law
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Since it first appeared in 1978, this seminal work by one of the foremost American legal minds of our age has dramatically changed the way the courts view government's role in private affairs. Now reissued with a new introduction and epilogue by the author, this classic shows how antitrust suits adversely affect the consumer by encouraging a costly form of protection for inefficient and uncompetitive small businesses. Robert Bork's view of antitrust law has had a profound impact on how the law has been both interpreted and applied. The Antitrust Paradox illustrates how the purpose and integrity of law can be subverted by those who do not understand the reality law addresses or who seek to make it serve unintended political and social ends. - Back cover.

Freakonomics Rev Ed

Author : Steven D. Levitt
ISBN : 0061792802
Genre : Business & Economics
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world. Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 edition The original New York Times Magazine article about Steven D. Levitt by Stephen J. Dubner, which led to the creation of this book. Seven “Freakonomics” columns written for the New York Times Magazine, published between August 2005 and April 2006. Selected entries from the Freakonomics blog, posted between April 2005 and May 2006 at http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/.

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