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Writing For Litigation

Autor: Kamela Bridges
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454824115
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Writing for Litigation offers in-depth coverage and helpful tips for every type of document associated with the life of a case, from the client engagement letter to motions, discovery, client communications, affidavits, and more. Systematically examining each document and its constituent parts, this remarkably concise text explains how audience, purpose, and strategy determine the content and tone of effective writing. Ideal as a coursebook, supplement, or reference, Writing for Litigation features: broad coverage that includes every type of case document, from the client engagement letter to pleadings, discovery requests, and motions ancillary documents that lawyers frequently draft, including demand letters, client communications, and affidavits how the audience and the object of the document determine tone and content strategic considerations that influence how a document is written a clear guide to the component parts of every type of document examples of every type of document in the Appendix writing tips that address concerns typically arising in practice , such as how to avoid ambiguity how to adapt form documents to your individual case how to avoid unintended sexism in writing

Aspen Handbook For Legal Writers

Autor: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454888963
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Buy anew version of this Connected Casebook and receiveaccess to theonline e-book, practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline tool on Casebook Connect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. Casebook Connect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. This looseleaf version of the Connected Casebook does not come with a binder. The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage--with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing. This practical approach helps law students with common problems and dilemmas: substitutions for "legalese," lists of commonly used legal idioms, spelling tips, advice on organization and the legal writing process, proofreading, and document design. Modeled after handbooks used at the undergraduate level, the Handbook features a small trim size, comb-binding, clear organization, two-color printing, and helpful design elements to highlight important information. Distinctive features designed with the student in mind include Websites for each topic addressed, Tips and Strategies to highlight key topics such as breaking writers' blocks, meeting deadlines, communicating by email and text messaging, ethics notes, and Challenge Exercises in each chapter to test mastery. A brief Table of Contents on the inside front cover and Style Sheet on the inside back cover offer quick reference. Key Features: For all writers, pragmatic and useful information is given on beginning the writing process, tips to meet deadlines, common legal conventions or traditions, common blunders made by legal writers, and proofreading and document design. The fundamental features of legal writing (accuracy, readability, clarity, and brevity) are covered in depth. Quiz or 'Challenge' questions test readers' comprehension of the material and showcase methods to improve writing. Sample documents are provided for the most common types of legal writings, including: Sample demand letter Sample opinion letter Sample legal memorandum Sample trial court brief Sample appellate brief (which includes a table of authorities) Sample case brief Sample litigation document (a complaint for breach of contract) Sample transactional document (a joint venture agreement) Electronic communications are covered-twenty tips for using email in a professional setting are given, along with tips for web conferences, texting, and communicating through social media. The Handbook also includes an Appendix on English as a Second Language, which should be helpful to students and new attorneys whose language of origin is not English. Casebook Connectfeatures: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics.

Legal Drafting By Design

Autor: Richard K. Neumann Jr.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454897775
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Designed for upper-level survey legal drafting courses, this groundbreaking text explains drafting using a common vocabulary that applies to any legal document based on a fundamental rule structure, including statutes and other forms of public drafting as well as contracts and other forms of private drafting. This unified drafting approach gives students a common denominator approach to drafting all kinds of legal documents. In addition, students can use the techniques they’ve learned to deconstruct, interpret, and revise any kind of legal document composed of rules. This common-sense approach of teaching/learning a single vocabulary and set of skills to use in drafting any rules-based legal document is an innovative model for U.S. legal drafting courses, though it has been used in other countries for decades. Key Features: A unified approach that teaches students the general skills of drafting rules of law—duties, discretionary authority, and declarations, including their conditions in legal tests. Practice applying those skills to drafting a range of documents, including contracts, statutes, regulations, and other. Coverage of how courts interpret the rules and how to draft anticipating what the courts will do. An understanding of how law governs human behavior through the rules that students learn to draft. A wide range of classroom exercises on the detail of drafting. Additional drafting assignments, for use in and out of class, that help students learn how to use the rules and to accomplish clients’ goals.

Whose Monet

Autor: John A. Humbach
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454873150
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This extraordinary paperback provides a highly accessible and appealing orientation to the American legal system and presents basic concepts of civil litigation to first-year law students. Whose Monet? An Introduction to the American Legal System focuses on a lengthy dispute over the ownership of a painting as a vehicle for introducing students to the basic law school tasks of reading analytically, understanding legal materials, and working with the common law. The author and his colleagues have used these materials successfully in their classrooms for many years, ensuring their teachability and effectiveness: Whose Monet? can be used as primary course material in orientation courses or seminars, as well as collateral reading for in-semester Legal Process or Civil Procedure courses The organization is logical and straightforward and the accessible writing style--lucid, descriptive, and conversational--is ideal for incoming students The major events in a lawsuit are considered, and the text sheds light on how the law is applied in a civil dispute, introducing common law and statutory law and the various courts and their interrelationship (trial/appellate, state/federal) The author draws on judicial opinions, litigation papers, transcripts, and selections from commentators and various jurisprudential sources, thereby exposing the first-year student to as broad a spectrum of materials as possible Telling the story of a real lawsuit (DeWeerth v. Baldinger)--from client intake through trial and various appeals--draws students into the legal process by means of an engaging narrative and makes for a truly enjoying teaching experience for professors The lawyer's role is examined in both its functional and moral dimensions: What do lawyers do? What does society legitimately expect lawyers to do? This book is suitable for both classroom and stand-alone assigned reading

The Art Of Advocacy

Autor: Noah Messing
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454836288
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The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers presents more than 150 examples of masterful advocacy to show lawyers how to write winning motions and briefs. The book focuses on the strategic and substantive choices that top litigators make, drawing examples from important, timely, and controversial cases. Detailed annotations give readers insight into what makes each document so effective. In addition to presenting a host of storytelling, stylistic, and organizational strategies, the book's examples demonstrate how to build and rebut different types of arguments. The Appendices provide a wealth of additional resources, including Karl Llewellyn's previously unpublished advice from 1957 about the art of advocacy, which one top law professor described as the "best advice on legal writing I've ever seen."

Drafting Contracts

Autor: Tina L. Stark
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454829052
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An eagerly anticipated second edition of this established and highly regarded text teaches the key practice skill of contract drafting, with emphasis on how to incorporate the business deal into the contract and add value to the client's deal. Features: More exercises throughout the book, incorporating More precedents for use in exercises Exercises designed to teach students how to read and analyze a contract progressively more difficult and sophisticated New, multi-draft exercises involving a variety of business contracts New and refreshed examples, including Examples of well-drafted boilerplate provisions More detailed examples of proper way to use shall Multiple well-drafted contracts with annotations Revised Aircraft Purchase Agreement exercise to focus on key issues, along with precedents on how to draft the action sections and the endgame sections. Expanded explanations of endgame provisions, along with examples and new exercises

The Handbook For The New Legal Writer

Autor: Jill Barton
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1543803156
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The Handbook for the New Legal Writer teaches the concepts and skills covered in the first-year legal writing and research course in a way that meets the needs of today’s law students. The coursebook’s focus is on showing, not telling, students how to write effective legal documents using numerous examples and step-by-step instruction. The authors provide practical lessons on the basic writing and research tasks attorneys perform daily and include annotated samples written by judges, practitioners, and the authors. The text covers objective writing, persuasive writing, legal research, and citation using a “handbook” format, allowing easy access to key information. It also provides the option of using the book as a reference tool later in law practice. New to the Second Edition: Updated and expanded approaches to writing Questions Presented Expanded instruction on how to write shorter and less formal legal memos to reflect an increasingly modern approach Dozens of new examples from recently decided cases and additional examples of commonly prepared legal documents, including objective memos, emails, letters, and motions A new, short chapter on the IRAC organizational structure, guiding students on how to write law school exam answers and bar exam essays Updated guidance on writing style and grammar to reflect an increasingly modern approach in legal writing. For example, most Supreme Court justices now use contractions regularly and use "since" interchangeably with "because" even though the vast majority of legal writing textbooks advise otherwise. Professors and students will benefit from: Comprehensive coverage of all first-year legal writing topics (predictive and persuasive writing, grammar and writing style, professional correspondence, judicial writing, oral argument, research, and citation)—allowing students to use one book for all two (or three) semesters Concise and readable style that makes the book a “breath of fresh air” from other assigned law school reading Easy-to-grasp concept of “anchors” that move new law students from effective case reading and briefing to effective legal writing A multitude of annotated examples to show students how to put their legal writing skills into practice and to illustrate how to write commonly assigned documents, including objective memos, emails, letters, judicial opinions, persuasive motions, and appellate briefs

Legal Writing From The Ground Up

Autor: Tracy Turner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858796
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Legal Writing from the Ground Up: Process, Principles, and Possibilities breaks down legal writing into a step-by-step process but avoids a one-size-fits-all approach. This book helps legal writing professors balance the need to encourage original and strategic thinking while providing guidance for students as they develop their legal writing skills. Tracy Turner writes with today s generation of students in mind, and helps to arm student with specific and powerful tools without shackling their creativity. Key Features Multiple adaptations of the Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion (IRAC) paradigm that reflect a different approaches to problem solving Different strategic considerations in selecting the right analytical model for a particular case Consistent emphasis on the foundations of legal analysis Proven-effective techniques for continuing skill development Visual aids that are transferable learning tools, such as charts and diagrams Critical reading techniques, clearly explained Visually navigable pages and the author s direct and engaging writing style An intuitively logical organization of content, that easily adapts to myriad approaches to teaching and study

Pretrial

Autor: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735527119
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Disk contains six tort and contract case files from companion problem book, Materials in pretrial litigation.

A Practical Guide To Appellate Advocacy

Autor: Mary Beth Beazley
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454896345
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Mary Beth Beazley’s highly regarded A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a comprehensive student-focused guide to writing appellate briefs. Written in an understandable, direct writing style, this concise paperback’s effective structure centers on a four-point approach to writing and breaks each point down into key elements that are then treated in-depth. New to the Fifth Edition: New bullets at the end of each chapter reviewing major takeaways Expanded coverage of research advice in Chapter 3, including discussion on Boolean searches A new chapter on using statutes in briefs, covering Reading statutes effectively Making statutory interpretation arguments Research techniques for statutory interpretation arguments Professors and students will benefit from: Student-friendly writing that is easy to read and understand Annotated examples – both good and bad – that help students understand why certain methods are effective Chapters on effective use of cases and statutes that address common problems experienced by students Numerous formulas that make learning and remembering easy: Creac Formula for effective topic sentences Formula for effective case descriptions ""Template"" formula for effective signals to the reader Teaching materials include: Powerpoints with effective examples and teaching notes Self-grading guidelines and examples of self-grading of effective and ineffective legal writing

An Introduction To Law And Economics

Autor: A. Mitchell Polinsky
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN:
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Be sure to examine AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ECONOMICS, Third Edition by A. Mitchell Polinksy for your next economics course.

Trial Techniques And Trials

Autor: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454893325
File Size: 12,45 MB
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Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes--portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. This looseleaf version of the Connected Casebook does not come with a binder. Trial Techniques and Trials unveils the strategies and thought processes that lawyers use in the courtroom as they present evidence and construct a persuasive argument. Tom Mauet's clear writing and abundant examples explain and illustrate every step of the jury trial process. Comprehensive yet concise, the Tenth Edition provides authoritative coverage, from opening statements, to jury selection, direct-examination, cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Trial Techniques and Trials, Tenth Edition, features: Integrated discussion of the strategy and psychology of persuasion--particularly regarding jury selection, opening statements, and closing arguments Numerous illustrations from tort cases, criminal cases, and commercial trials Broad and flexible use of examples that allows readers to focus on either the plaintiff's or the defendant's side of the case-- or both. A logical organization that follows the chronology of a trial process Tear-away checklists for trial preparation and review Lectures on video of critical moments in a trial litigation, now on the companion website, in addition to a jury trial (on video) and a complete trial notebook (with forms)

The International Lawyer S Guide To Legal Analysis And Communication In The United States

Autor: Deborah B. McGregor
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN:
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Ideal for teaching international lawyers about the U.S.study of law, this coursebook uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning, writing, and research into context. To effectively teach analysis and communication within the U.S. legal system, the authors present: material that can be easily adapted to a one-semester or two-semester writing course, using a one chapter/one idea concept a building-block approach to legal analysis based on the common law--each chapter focuses on a key concept that builds on what had been covered in the previous chapter tailored topical coverage that includes: a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent, and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom a special chapter on plagiarism, a particularly troublesome aspect of writing for ESL students instruction on drafting client letters and demand letters, including effective word, phrasing, and structural choices for emphasis an overview of statutory interpretation theories coverage of drafting both fact-based and law-based issue discussions citation rules, including citing to international and online materials chapters on the U.S. approach to drafting contracts, emphasizing international transactions techniques for taking law school examinations engaging examples and exercises a glossary of terms To prepare international lawyers for practice in the U.S. legal system, use the coursebook that employs basic coverage, solid pedagogy, and a multicultural perspective.

A Documentary Companion To Storming The Court

Autor: Brandt Goldstein
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
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A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court, using key litigation documents, leads the reader through the high-profile lawsuit chronicled in Storming the Court, a nonfiction title by Brandt Goldstein that tracks the lawsuit filed by human rights lawyers and Yale law students on behalf of Haitian refugees detained at the American Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following in the tradition of books such as The Buffalo Creek Disaster and A Civil Action, Storming the Court is an engaging, easy-to-read account of a complex civil trial in which law students play many of the key roles. Meticulously documented to make moving between the original book and the companion trouble-free, this lively, accessible book will provoke energetic discussion and debate among your students. Suitable for use in any civil procedure course, the documentary companion: Uses the real case to illustrate a wide array of important legal concepts , particularly those taught in first-year civil procedure Includes key litigation documents and other original materials from the case along with notes, comments, hypotheticals, and questions that serve as excellent teaching tools Features photos of the key characters in the lawsuit and of the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, which further enhances the realism for students What better way to bring litigation to life for your students and help them understand what the concepts and rules look like in practice than to follow a complex trial step-by-step. A Documentary Companion to Storming the Court takes a gripping and extremely readable book and turns it into a powerful teaching tool.

Writing For Lawyers

Autor: Hollis T. Hurd
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781439248355
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Lawyers think differently from normal people. The key to writing for lawyers is to give them what their specialized mode of thought needs. This is a special skill that every paralegal, law student and young lawyer needs to learn, because writing which is good—or even superb—in other contexts such as literary or commercial will often be bad legal writing. Writing for Lawyers is designed to catapult the beginner off the deck. It is entirely a book of technique, distilled from the lessons that every sharp young lawyer picks up in the early years of practice. Originally published in 1982, Writing for Lawyers became a bestseller more than twice over before going out of print in 1996. It returned to print by popular demand in 2009. The author is a practicing lawyer, trained at one of the nation's leading law firms, whose experience includes five victories in the United States Supreme Court.

Trial Techniques

Autor: Thomas A. Mauet
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780735532403
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This Sixth Edition of the book is regarded as "the Bible" for both students and lawyers: Thomas A. Mauet's Trial Techniques . The long-time leading book in the field shows how to prepare for a jury trial and reviews the thought processes of a lawyer before and during each aspect of a trial. Structured to follow the stages of a trial, this powerful paperback delivers practical advice and abundant examples of the courtroom skills needed to present evidence and arguments persuasively. A winning formula for learning: a best selling-author renowned for both his litigation and his writing clear, highly engaging text that breaks the trial process into the components for easy student understanding excellent examples illustrate strategies for jury selection, opening statements, direct- and corss-examination, closing arguments, exhibits, objections, and more includes the Federal Rules of Evidence for easy reference an invaluable tool for prospective and practicing trial lawyers alike The Sixth Edition includes: new chapter on bench trials focuses on how best to present a case to the judge updated textual material on amdendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence Revision to reflect the Supreme Court's decisions since Daubert Please visit the new companion website to learn more about this book. Website: http://www.aspenlawschool.com/mauet_trialtechniques6

Concise Guide To Legal Research And Writing

Autor: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881755
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Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Statutory Interpretation

Autor: Hillel Levin
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634605199
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This book is for instructors of Statutory Interpretation and related courses who want to introduce practical lawyering skills into the doctrinal curriculum. It is also comparatively inexpensive for students. Much like any law school case book, Statutory Interpretation: A Practical Lawyering Course covers the leading cases; but it also offers much more. For example, it includes: legislative negotiation and drafting exercises to give students practical experience and a deeper understanding of the complexities of the legislative process; lawyers' briefs and case documents to help students understand how cases and arguments are put together; case files and brief-writing exercises to teach students to craft arguments based on their doctrinal studies; problems that require students to problem-solve, prompting them to think strategically; a mix of heavily-edited, lightly-edited, and unedited cases to help students prepare to work issues and questions for students to focus on as they read cases and other materials. Finally, the author provides an extensive teachers' manual offering step-by-step guidance for how to best make use of the book's innovative materials.

Off And Running

Autor: Angela C. Arey
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454836156
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Off and Running is a unique text for the first semester of the 1L legal writing and research course, designed to guide students through their development of the essential skills needed to practice law. Using a single, classroom-tested fact pattern, the authors demonstrate in concrete steps how a first-year associate might approach a legal problem. Students practice these steps and skills on other fact patterns, as they read about this fictional associate. Using this fresh approach and a plain-English writing style, the authors introduce essential concepts and skills related to objective legal writing and legal research, with a particular emphasis on the professional and ethical representation of clients. Students learn how to think like a lawyer. Features: Fully integrated coursebook for first semester of 1L LRW course. Integrates research, analysis, and writing. Emphasis on how skills relate to the practice of law, with focus on both litigation and transactional applications. Professionalism and ethics discussions, including and"ethics alertand" boxes, are integrated throughout the text. Presents one classroom-tested fact pattern to demonstrate how to i.d. the issues in the fact pattern, use legal resources to research those issues, and use the research results to write documents such as an objective memorandum and a client letter. Professors may assign different fact patterns, set in other jurisdictions, to have students demonstrate their skills. They may also assign a closed-universe problem during the early weeks of the semester. Other chapters cover an overview of the U.S. legal system, the basics of grammar, punctuation and style; how to use e-mail effectively; and incorporating LW principles into litigation and transactional documents. Book takes a streamlined approach, focusing on the essentials and using plain English, in order to remain accessible to students

The Practice Of Mediation

Autor: Douglas N. Frenkel
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 1454870230
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This widely-adopted, all-original book was the first in the field to combine complete analysis of the mediation process with integrated video case studies illustrating the full range of mediation skills. Engaging text is keyed to seven hours of online video, featuring three different cases, all based on actual disputes: a child custody case, a small claims consumer dispute, and a complex negligence suit. These unscripted mediations were conducted by mediators and lawyers with a variety of backgrounds and styles. The video includes an extended comparative example of facilitative and evaluative mediation of the same matter. The integration of text and video in The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text, Third Edition enriches students’ understanding and allows classroom and clinical instruction to proceed more rapidly and on a far more sophisticated level. New to the Third Edition: New end-of-chapter problems to aid assessment of student learning New or expanded coverage of biases and their impact on negotiators; pre-mediation contacts with parties; and increasing mediator use of caucuses to open the process Newly designed problems on the ethics of mediating New video clips on mediator influence and persuasion Professors and students will benefit from: Practice- and research-based analysis of negotiations and why they fail Contextualized model of the role and effective skills of the mediator, applicable across the entire range of disputes Exploration of fundamental norms of the process and, through real case problems, the ethics of mediating Video and case-based introduction to the role and skills of representing a client in mediation