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Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year

Front Cover - Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School's First Year

Amy Vorenberg
Professor of Law
Director of JD Legal Writing
University of New Hampshire School of Law

2014. About 170 pages. 978-1-4548-3616-2. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

Teaching first-year law students how to apply essential lawyering skills, Preparing for Practice: Legal Analysis and Writing in Law School’s First Year, offers a hands-on and practice-based approach. Concise explanations of theory and context prepare students to tackle assignments using three realistic case files. True to practice, each of the three case files reflects the kind of documentation that lawyers work with every day. The case files also help students to become familiar and comfortable with the case files that appear on the Multi-State Performance Test (MPT).

Developing essential lawyering skills, Preparing for Practice features:
• A focus on essential lawyering skills, key to passing the bar and practicing law
• Three true-to-practice and carefully compiled case files similar to the File and Library portion of the MPT
• Practice-based assignments that teach students to think and write like lawyers
• Assignment lessons that cover a variety of topics and combine elements of theory, practice, and review 
• Entirely new case files in every new edition of Preparing for Practice