Think Like a Lawyer Don t Act Like One

This book provides strategies to solve conflicts. Co-developed by Harvard University, many lawyers, two kissing boxers, a cowboy, Mikhail Gorbatsjov.


Author: Aernoud Bourdrez

Publisher: BIS Publishers

ISBN: 9063695357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 767

This book provides strategies to solve conflicts. Co-developed by Harvard University, many lawyers, two kissing boxers, a cowboy, Mikhail Gorbatsjov.

How Computer Games Help Children Learn

lawyer. This is a two-way street, of course. Thinking like a lawyer is made
possible by these abilities, affiliations, habits, and understandings. ... and Peter
Burke point out, individuals have multiple identities, which can reinforce one
another or compete and conflict.28 Lawyers don't only think like lawyers. ... They
are able to take on these other epistemic frames and to think and act in these
ways as well.


Author: D. Shaffer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230601994

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 960

How can we make sure that our children are learning to be creative thinkers in a world of global competition - and what does that mean for the future of education in the digital age? David Williamson Shaffer offers a fresh and powerful perspective on computer games and learning. How Computer Games Help Children Learn shows how video and computer games can help teach children to build successful futures - but only if we think in new ways about education itself. Shaffer shows how computer and video games can help students learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, lawyers, and other innovative professionals, giving them the tools they need to survive in a changing world. Based on more than a decade of research in technology, game science, and education, How Computer Games Help Children Learn revolutionizes the ongoing debate about the pros and cons of digital learning.

Affect and Legal Education

(2002: 117)20 Trained to 'think like lawyers' and act as agents for others, students
risk 'losing contact with their ... reported: It seems like unless you're in trouble and
you actually make an effort to go and see someone, you don't have any ...


Author: Caroline Maughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317184775

Category: Law

Page: 338

View: 932

The place of emotion in legal education is rarely discussed or analysed, and we do not have to seek far for the reasons. The difficulty of interdisciplinary research, the technicisation of legal education itself, the view that affect is irrational and antithetical to core western ideals of rationality - all this has made the subject of emotion in legal education invisible. Yet the educational literature on emotion proves how essential it is to student learning and to the professional lives of teachers. This text, the first full-length book study of the subject, seeks to make emotion a central topic of research for legal educators, and restore the power of emotion in our teaching and learning. Part 1 focuses on the contribution that neuroscience can make to legal learning, a theme that is carried through other chapters in the book. Part 2 explores the role of emotion in the working lives of academics and clinical staff, while Part 3 analyses the ways in which emotion can be used in learning and teaching. The book, interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its reference, breaks new ground in its analysis of the educational lifeworld of situations, communities, actors and interactions in legal education.

Judicial Politics in the United States

40 Thinking Like a Lawyer Although judges do think and act politically, they must
also think like lawyers instead of just thinking like politicians. Politicians do not
always need to explain their decisions, but judges must always justify their
rulings ...


Author: Mark C. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429973239

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Judicial Politics in the United States examines the role of courts as policymaking institutions and their interactions with the other branches of government and other political actors in the U.S. political system. Not only does this book cover the nuts and bolts of the functions, structures and processes of our courts and legal system, it goes beyond other judicial process books by exploring how the courts interact with executives, legislatures, and state and federal bureaucracies. It also includes a chapter devoted to the courts' interactions with interest groups, the media, and general public opinion and a chapter that looks at how American courts and judges interact with other judiciaries around the world. Judicial Politics in the United States balances coverage of judicial processes with discussions of the courts' interactions with our larger political universe, making it an essential text for students of judicial politics.

Power Legal Education and Law School Cultures

we're developed, we don't want to hear those arguments. Finally, sometimes
faculty are ... What issues do teachers think are most important in their goal to
train foreign attorneys to “think like a U.S. lawyer”? What kind of coaching do they
provide to help them learn how to speak, write, and act like one? What messages
do ...


Author: Meera E. Deo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429533914

Category: Law

Page: 302

View: 856

There is a myth that lingers around legal education in many democracies. That myth would have us believe that law students are admitted and then succeed based on raw merit, and that law schools are neutral settings in which professors (also selected and promoted based on merit) use their expertise to train those students to become lawyers. Based on original, empirical research, this book investigates this myth from myriad perspectives, diverse settings, and in different nations, revealing that hierarchies of power and cultural norms shape and maintain inequities in legal education. Embedded within law school cultures are assumptions that also stymie efforts at reform. The book examines hidden pedagogical messages, showing how presumptions about theory’s relation to practice are refracted through the obfuscating lens of curricula. The contributors also tackle questions of class and market as they affect law training. Finally, this collection examines how structural barriers replicate injustice even within institutions representing themselves as democratic and open, revealing common dynamics across cultural and institutional forms. The chapters speak to similar issues and to one another about the influence of context, images of law and lawyers, the political economy of legal education, and the agency of students and faculty.

Think Like a Lawyer

How those listening feel about you is at least as important as how they feel about
your message . ... Do not apologize or make excuses for a weak case or lack of
preparation or personal shortcomings . If you are battling ... If you act like an
authority , an expert , or an important person , you will very likely be received as
one .


Author: Robert J. Dudley

Publisher: Burnham Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UVA:X001573215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Taking the Stand

women for only a decade, and some of the professors still didn't believe that
women could make good lawyers.” I encountered this ... She doesn't think like a
lawyer. That's why I ... She asked one for advice about which law school to attend
. ... Lawyers are supposed to act on the evidence, rather than on their


Author: Alan Dershowitz

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307719294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 660

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

Dead Red

“I'm just thinking like the other lawyers. If I were them, I'd want to know about your
vision, your drinking habits, and why you wear sunglasses inside at your job in a
... “Lawyers don't like ... “Acting like I'm the one did something wrong here. I feel ...


Author: Tim O'Mara

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466862999

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New York City school teacher Raymond Donne had no idea how bad his night was going to get when he picked up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray's help, and he needs it right now in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he has been driving since returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what's going on the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he dives to pull Ricky out of harm's way. Ray would've done anything to help Ricky out while he was alive. Now that he's dead, he'll go to the same lengths to find out who did it and why. All he has to go on is that Ricky was working with Jack Knight, another ex-cop turned PI. They were investigating the disappearance of a PR giant's daughter who had ties to the same Brooklyn streets that all three of them used to work. Is that what got Ricky killed or was he into something even more dangerous? Was there anything that Ray could've done for him while he was alive? Is there anything he can do for him now? Filled with the kinds of unexpected twists that make for the best crime fiction and with secrets that run far deeper than loyalties, Dead Red is the most thrilling mystery yet in Tim O'Mara's widely acclaimed series.

You Light Up Our Country

He stated, amid all the bitter attacks on lawyers, one plea should be made to the
public. Please do not elect or appoint a lawyer to a position of authority and
responsibility, then expect him or her not to think and act like a lawyer. Do all the
lawyers a favor and elect or appoint someone else, both educated and
experienced, to do this position. Elect an engineer, a professor, an editor, a
plumber, a tool and ...


Author: Bob Herrin

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781617776694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Dr. Bob Herrin grew up on a dairy farm in Oklahoma. He was taught respect and love for others. He was energetic, enjoyed working on the farm and helping his mother. He was strong and quick and had unusual acuteness of vision and hearing. Dr. Herrin worked his way through high school, college, and medical school. He worked forty hours per week, graduated in four years and entered Medical School in Oklahoma with the highest grade point average in his class. He became a general surgeon and entered practice in Marshall, Texas in 1965. He worked a huge number of hours and took emergency call for thirty-five years. He was dedicated to his patients, family and friends. In You Light Up Our Country, Dr. Herrin presents his opinions—formed during his many years as a surgeon —on all the things he believes are affecting our country today, including collected articles from newspapers, magazines and TV, which he uses to validate his opinions and facts. He has great concern about changes in the legal system and government that he believes are injuring the people and nation. He believes his major duty as a citizen is to provide little-known truth and information that is essential to saving our country.

Digital Simulations for Improving Education Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

Lawyers don't only think like lawyers. They may also be parents, and ... They are
able to take on these other epistemic frames and to think and act in these ways
as well. The same is true for ... In this sense, one might think of an epistemic
frame as a local instantiation of Foucault's (1972) episteme. The episteme of an
era, ...


Author: Gibson, David

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605663234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 540

View: 536

Contains research and current trends used in digital simulations of teaching, surveying the uses of games and simulations in teacher education.

Killing Her Softly

“Do I need to remind you to think like a lawyer this morning when you're
questioned and not like a suspect in a murder case?” “Be calm, in control and
logical,” he replied. “Don't get emotional. ... Quinn Cortez had been a lot of things,
to a lot of people, but being a good boy wasn't one of them. As far as he was ...
And for God's sake, act a little broken-up about Lulu Vanderley's death, will you?”
“It won't be ...


Author: Beverly Barton

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9781420118704

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 205

When A Killer Doesn't Want To Get Caught. . . The woman has been waiting impatiently on her satin sheets. Her lover knows exactly how to satisfy her. But this time, he has something else planned. . .something that will really take her breath away. . . There's Only One Way To Eliminate His Victims. . . In the courtroom, defense lawyer Quinn Cortez has a reputation as a ruthless predator who always gets what he wants. In the bedroom, it's no different. Quinn is an accomplished seducer with a long list of conquests. But now, someone has brutally slaughtered one of them, and Quinn has no memory of the night he was found in her home. . . Softly. . . Annabelle Vanderley wants justice for her murdered cousin, and if Quinn Cortez swears he can find the true killer, she's willing to give him the benefit of a doubt. But then another body is discovered. . .and another. . .each victim an ex-lover of Quinn's. Now, consumed by dread, Annabelle wonders just how close she may be to a twisted psychopath for whom her pain would be the ultimate pleasure. . . Praise For The Novels Of Beverly Barton "Smart, sexy and scary as hell. Beverly Barton just keeps getting better and better." --Lisa Jackson on The Fifth Victim "Fast-paced, multi-faceted, and absolutely riveting." --Linda Howard on As Good as Dead

Open space Learning

I feel that when thinking like a lawyer, you put yourself in the place of the person
you defend, but in the back of your mind there is ... When studying law, it doesn't
change that often as one of the key principles of law is the need for 'certainty'. ...
run solely by the Law Department.15 Yesterday's performance was the first time I
had ever performed – in an acting capacity at least – in front of an audience.


Author: Nicholas Monk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849660556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 239

Open-space Learning offers a unique resource to educators wishing to develop a workshop model of teaching and learning. The authors propose an embodied, performative mode of learning that challenges the primacy of the lecture and seminar model in higher education. Drawing on the expertise of the CAPITAL Centre (Creativity and Performance in Teaching and Learning) at the University of Warwick, they show how pedagogic techniques developed from the theatrical rehearsal room may be applied effectively across a wide range of disciplines. The book offers rich case-study materials, supplemented by video and documentary resources, available to readers electronically. These practical elements are supplemented by a discursive strand, which draws on the methods of thinkers such as Freire, Vygotsky and Kolb, to develop a formal theory around the notion of Open-space Learning. CAPITAL was a collaboration between the University of Warwick's Department of English and the Royal Shakespeare Company. CAPITAL was succeeded by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) in 2010.

Courtroom and Report Writing Skills for Social Workers

... workers are encouraged to see partnership with clients as the foundation of
ethical practice, which is one reason why they feel uneasy in legal settings ... For
social workers, partnership and self-determination have additional dimensions,
involving a delicate balancing act between maximising choice ... In order to work
effectively in legal settings, it is not necessary for you to learn to think like a
lawyer. ... they do not need to be satisfied that everything they are told by their
client is true.


Author: Clare Seymour

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857254103

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 128

This new text will build on Courtroom Skills for Social Workers, by updating the legal and research content and strengthening the material on recording. There will also be additional contributions from service users and more practice examples, so as to make the book interesting and relevant for qualified social workers. It will assist social workers in meeting their CPD requirements for continuing registration and also offer a framework for short in-service training courses on court skills and recording, both areas in which social workers' performance comes under the scrutiny of other professionals.

Thirst No 5

Did he act like a lawyer?” “Yes. He was quick to talk once Matt threatened him. I
don't think he lied to us. And I don't think he had any deep loyalties to his firm.” I
pause. “I'm almost ... “Us? Feeling like one of the team, are we?” He looks hurt.


Author: Christopher Pike

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442467323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 686

Quench your Thirst with the finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Christopher Pike. Sita has lived for centuries. She has seen more than most people could ever imagine. She has loved and she has lost; she has killed many, and she has given life. Now, at last, Sita’s story culminates in an epic—and satisfying—conclusion to the enormously popular Thirst series.

Making All the Difference

INTRODUCTION Making a Difference Doesn ' t everything divide us ? - Quoted in
... One song asks , “ Which one of these things is not like the others ? ” The
screen ... I often tell people that if you master this Sesame Street episode , you
have started to think like a lawyer . For much ... be at a fault whose own actions or
failures to act caused the injury , and whose actions or failures to act were “
negligent .


Author: Martha Minow

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801499771

Category: Law

Page: 403

View: 278

Martha Minow takes a hard look at the way our legal system functions in dealing with people on the basis of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, and disability. --Debbie Ratterman "Off Our Backs"

Secrets in the Vines

“I am not licensed to practice in Romania and don't speak the language. ... I
wondered to myself I just said, “Because they needed a president who would
think like a lawyer and get the finances and ... “We have heard from one of your
members that you were acting strange on the bus, not talking, and that you even
fell out of ...


Author: Jane Golden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499073478

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 576

Jeni, the wife of a recently appointed diplomat, enjoys cultural intrigue and lasting friendships when she joins the exotic International Ladies of Bucharest. But when Jeni volunteers to help one of those friends solve a mystery on an old family vineyard, she learns that trips to Romania's wine country can be deadly. Two murders, with Jeni caught in the middle, have the police pointing fingers the wrong way. Jeni must fight against the clock to solve the mystery before she is arrested or, worse, becomes the true murderer's next victim. Praise For Secrets in the Vines… From CLARION REVIEW: "Golden's first-hand knowledge of Romania is fascinating." FROM BLUEINK REVIEW: "Nothing makes an overworked genre like mystery seem quite so fresh as a story set in an exotic locale. SECRETS IN THE VINES takes this theory to heart, offering up a murder mystery set in the wine country surrounding Romania. It's a winning formula." "Author Jane Golden drew on her own time in Bucharest to set up this tale, and it pays off nicely. Observations about the life of a foreigner trying to make sense of a new culture are spot-on and often funny; thoughts about parking customs and the laconic pace of government reflect an outsider's tendency to compare things to life at home, while also taking us deeper into the atmosphere. The mystery is gripping, but it's the setting that steals the show." The review concludes with this about SECRETS IN THE VINES: It has a "terrific pacing and a plot that ends well." Better yet, the reviewer states that "we're left wanting more of this juicy escapism." FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS: "An engaging mystery that turns the classic expatriate dream on its head." FROM Marian Petrutza, President of the Romanian-American Press Association: "The perfect vacation book....Colorful, entertaining, and beautifully written."

Double Billing


Author: Cameron Stracher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780688172220

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 886

By turns hilarious and horrifying, Double Billing is a clever and sobering expose of the legal profession. Writing with wit and wisdom, Cameron Stracher describes the grueling rite of passage of an associate at a major New York law firm. As Stracher describes, Harvard Law School may have taught him to think like a lawyer, but it was his experience as an associate that taught him to behave--or misbehave--like one. Double Billing is a biting glimpse into the world of corporate law from the perspective of the low man on the totem pole. In Double Billing, Cameron Stracher reveals a shocking nonfiction account of the ordeal of a young associate at a major Wall Street law firm. Fresh out of Harvard Law School, Stracher landed a coveted position at a high-powered corporate law firm and thus began his grueling years as an associate, a dreaded rite of passage for every young attorney. Only about five percent survive long enough to achieve the Holy Grail of partnership in the firm. As the author vividly describes, law school may teach you how to think like a lawyer, but it's being an associate that teaches you how to behave like one. Or misbehave. Stracher doesn't mince words about the duplicitous behavior and flagrant practices of many lawyers in his firm, which is one of the premier partnerships in America. In a stylish and witty manner that has earned him comparison to an early Philip Roth, Stracher does for the legal profession what Michael Lewis's Liars' Poker did for the financial industry. The result is a tell-all glimpse into the cutthroat world of corporate law from the perspective of the low man on the totem pole. In Double Billing, Cameron Stracher reveals a shocking nonfiction account of the ordeal of a young associate at a major Wall Street law firm. Fresh out of Harvard Law School, Stracher landed a coveted position at a high-powered corporate law firm and thus began his grueling years as an associate, a dreaded rite of passage for every young attorney. Only about five percent survive long enough to achieve the Holy Grail of partnership in the firm. As the author vividly describes, law school may teach you how to think like a lawyer, but it's being an associate that teaches you how to behave like one. Or misbehave. Stracher doesn't mince words about the duplicitous behavior and flagrant practices of many lawyers in his firm, which is one of the premier partnerships in America. In a stylish and witty manner that has earned him comparison to an early Philip Roth, Stracher does for the legal profession what Michael Lewis's Liars' Poker did for the financial industry. The result is a tell-all glimpse into the cutthroat world of corporate law from the perspective of the low man on the totem pole.

Kafka Comes to America

... he had just finished working on his files, thinking and acting like a lawyer in the
quiet confines of the courthouse, even though he ... testify by proffer, don't testify
even if there was an offer, don't testify if there was none, insist on getting more
information first, and ... When there is more than one PROFFER AND IMMUNITY


Author: Steven T. Wax

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590512951

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 418

Argues that civil liberties have eroded since the September 11 terrorist attacks and presents case studies of two men who were casualties of post-9/11 counterterrorism measures.

Suzy s Case

That means they evaluated things such as the size of her vagina, its moisture
content, whether or not it had any bacterial organisms, anatomic abnormalities,
such as a variation in its shape ... You're thinking like a lawyer with a big dick,


Author: Andy Siegel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451658804

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 416

This wild ride of a debut thriller is packed with insider details that reveal the fascinating world of a New York lawyer who’ll stop at nothing to secure justice. Introducing Tug Wyler, a dogged and irreverent New York City personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. He is as at home on the streets as he is in the courtroom, and larger than life in both places. Once you’ve met him, you won’t ever forget him. When Henry Benson, a high-profile criminal lawyer known for his unsavory clients, recruits Tug to take over a long-pending multimillion-dollar lawsuit representing a tragically brain-damaged child, his instructions are clear: get us out of it; there is no case. Yet the moment Tug meets the disabled but gallant little Suzy Williams and June, her beautiful, resourceful mother, all bets are off. With an offbeat, self-mocking style, Tug Wyler’s a far cry from your ordinary lawyer. Unswerving in his dedication to his mostly disadvantaged clients, he understands only too well how badly they need him with the system stacked against them. Tug is honest about his own shortcomings, many of them of the profoundly politically incorrect variety, and his personal catchphrase, handy in all situations, is “At least I admit it.” When his passionate commitment to Suzy’s case thrusts him into a surreal, often violent sideshow, the ensuing danger only sharpens his obsession with learning what really happened to Suzy. Blending razor-sharp intuition, intellectual toughness, and endlessly creative legal brinkmanship, Tug determinedly works his way through a maze of well-kept secrets—encountering a cast of memorably eccentric characters along the way—to get to the truth. Among the many fresh-to-the-genre pleasures of Suzy’s Case is its eye-opening portrait of the brutally tough world of medical malpractice law in New York City, an aggressive, very-big-bucks, winner-takes-all game in which lawyers relentlessly cut corners, deals—and throats. With Andy Siegel as the expert guide to his daily home turf, that largely unseen medicolegal universe, where life—and death—always have a price, you’ll experience its addictive, risk-taking reality. The result is a stunning debut as gripping as it is unexpected, as rollicking as it is compassionate, revealing Andy Siegel to be a bright new voice of remarkable energy, wit, and style.

Symposium Issue of The Professional Lawyer

such a statement, thinking like a lawyer when done well is an awesome
accomplishment by itself). ... those within the law school leadership and state
supreme courts to do even more in training students how to think and act like
lawyers. ... we bring to the profession as the foundation for our commitment to
public service, I am certain of one thing: our commitment must be grounded in the
... Do not steal, not even by exaggerating time spent on a client's behalf in a
billing statement.




ISBN: STANFORD:36105063883339

Category: Practice of law


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