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Crown Publishing Group, Summer 2019

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101 Things I Learned® in Law School
9781524762025 Hardcover English General Trade LAW / Reference Aug 06, 2019
$24.00 CAD
Active 7.39 x 5.26 x 1.03 in 216 pages 101 B/W LINE DRAWINGS (FROM AU Crown Archetype Three Rivers Press
A provocative, accessible, and cleverly illustrated guide to legal principles and practice, written by a law instructor and internationally experienced attorney for the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series.

This might be the most useful book law students ever read. Not because it contains the details of case law, but because it teaches them how to think like a lawyer. From the fundamentals of effective argument to the principles, structures, and assumptions underlying our legal system, 101 Things I Learned in Law School makes the impenetrable clear and the complex understandable. Illustrated lessons summarize landmark cases and illuminate a fascinating range of questions, including:

What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness?

Why is circumstantial evidence often better than direct evidence?

How does one find the proper sources to substantiate a legal argument?

Why do states deliberately pass unconstitutional laws?

How can testimony from a hostile witness be helpful?

Written by an internationally experienced attorney and law instructor, 101 Things I Learned in Law School is a concise, highly readable resource for law students, graduates, professionals, and anyone else fascinated—or confused—by our legal system.

Series Overview: The 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series is a collection of uniquely designed primers created to give readers an introduction to a variety of different subjects such as architecture, film, fashion, business, culinary, law, engineering, advertising, urban design, and soon, product design and psychology. Each book features the same irregular trim and line drawings, designed to impart the core tenets of each field in an eye-catching, insightful, and accessible way. Coauthored by series creator and illustrator Matthew Frederick and an expert in each respective field, 101 Things I Learned® is for students, teachers, professionals, and curious readers looking to explore the fundamentals of a profession or academic subject.

BESTSELLING SERIES: This series has sold roughly 550,000 copies in English worldwide, and the books have appeared on many bestseller lists, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post, IndieBound, and Amazon.

UNIQUE PACKAGING TO MATCH THE ORIGINAL TITLES: This reprint edition will receive a new and elegant package in line with the gifty style that made the series a bookseller favorite while bringing an eye-catching, unique design to each insightful manual.

THREE RIVERS PRESS HAS OBTAINED RIGHTS TO THE SERIES: Three Rivers Press will publish the full series going forward, with the exception of 101 Things I Learned® in Architecture School (MIT Press, 2007).

EVERGREEN SALES: These books have been steady backlist sellers since 2007.

PERFECT GIFT: From graduation and back-to-school gifts to holiday stocking stuffers, 101 Things I Learned® books are the perfect present for students and young professionals, teachers and seasoned experts, and enthusiastic laypeople looking for fresh insight.

VIBEKE NORGAARD MARTIN is an attorney in California. She practiced commercial litigation at a major international law firm before turning to civil rights litigation and criminal appeals. She has taught at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley; was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa; and worked for the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Previously, she clerked for the South African Constitutional Court.

Matthew Frederick is a bestselling author, instructor of design and writing, and the creator of the 101 Things I Learned® series. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Author Residence: Carmel by the Sea, CA (Martin), Hudson, NY (Frederick)

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