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Law School for Everyone Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, and Torts
The law is powerful for many people. and mysterious. To help us navigate standards and rules, we rely on lawyers. and The existence of procedural codes has been a reality for many years for Many hundreds of years. We depend on their special skills in logic and argumentation. and We might wonder how these people are able to think critically and understand the inner workings the law.
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The answer is law school. These are years of hard work that have resulted in the fine skills lawyers display every day in courtrooms across America. As much as we’d like to cultivate these very same skills, the truth is that you cannot know how a lawyer thinks and Works without having to study the law.
Even if your goal is to become a lawyer, it’s worth learning about American law. and How lawyers work and judges operate within that law, is a critical part of any well-rounded citizen’s understanding of one of the central foundations of the American experiment.
However, many of us are unable to attend law school because of two things: money and time. and time. Law It is not uncommon for school to be expensive and This can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollar debt. Also, students are required to give years of their lives to studying how the law works—a commitment that involves tackling mountains of required reading every night.
Law School for Everyone brings four exceptional professors from four of the nation’s most distinguished law schools right to you, providing you with much of the foundational knowledge of expert lawyers without the enormous time and Financial commitments These experienced lawyers will present 48 lectures. and Teachers recreate the essential elements of the first year student experience and introduce you to the four major areas of law that most students are interested in.
Prosecution and Legal practice
Criminal law and procedure,
civil procedure, and
Enriched with famous cases from the annals of American law, powerful arguments by some of history’s most successful lawyers, and Supreme Court rulings that provide insights into how our legal system has evolved since the nation’s founding, Law School for Everyone This book will show you how to approach law from the point of view of the best lawyers and high-court judges. The most important thing is that no law degree required for you to gain access to this intimidating—but surprisingly rich and exciting—field.
Litigation and Legal Practice
Law School for Everyone is organized into four 12-lecture sections that explore, in-depth, one of the cornerstones of a first-year law school student’s experience. Each section is presented by a law professor who is an expert in their subject.
You’ll start with 12 lectures on litigation and law practice. Delivered by Professor Molly Bishop Shadel of University of Virginia School This is LawThis section provides a useful orientation to law study. You’ll explore how our legal system is the direct result of democratic values, how the system works, and We teach law in the way that we do.
“Over time, our system has achieved some amazing things: protections for civil rights, free speech, equal protection, due process, the right of each citizen to vote—innovations which keep our social fabric strong,” Professor Shadel says. “And each one of these social goods is the direct result of litigation.”
These lectures provide eye-opening solutions to many questions regarding the subtle art. and Art of litigation and The lives behind the scenes of lawyers. Questions like:
What are some of the problems a lawyer might face when representing clients in court?
How does a lawyer make an extraordinary opening? and Conclusion
How can lawyers deal with issues such as jury selection? and Do you have evidence that is not satisfactory?
When—and why—do lawyers raise objections during a trial?
You’ll also be prompted to rethink – and Perhaps you can change your previous ideas about how lawyers work. and About the problems they face each other and Each time they walk into the courtroom.
Professor Shadel’s lectures prompt you to think about:
The place that our judiciary system holds in the balance of power;
The importance of logic and credibility and Pathos in argument construction
Whether someone who has been convicted of a crime should not be held responsible for procedural errors. and
Scopes trial, or O.J. Simpson case, capture the public imagination while others don’t.
By the time you finish these lectures, you’ll realize with startling clarity why legal training is valuable well beyond the courtroom and The other places where lawyers work.
“If you can think like a lawyer, you have gained valuable insight into how things get done in this country,” Professor Shadel says. “And if you can think like a courtroom lawyer, then you are able to apply that knowledge quickly and use it to articulate your positions aloud. That’s a valuable skillset for anyone to have, particularly in a representative democracy such as ours.”
Criminal Law and Procedure
The government has the absolute power when someone is arrested and You were charged with a crime and when the government tries to take away that person’s property, their liberty, or even their life. It’s an awesome power, one that must always remain subject to the rule of law.
The second part of Law School for Everyone, PrThis isessor Joseph L. Hoffmann of Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law Guides you through his expertise in criminal law and procedure. It’s an area of law dramatized by countless television shows and films, and Professor Hoffmann will explain how it all works in practice in these lectures.
How our legal system defines crime historically and today;
How lawyers and courts work together and Juries work together in pursuit of justice and
How legal rules work and Standards are designed to ensure that criminal cases are as fair and just as possible.
Criminal The law is complex. For hundreds of years, we’ve been enmeshed in fierce debates about how it works—and how it doesn’t work. Never shying away from difficult topics, Professor Hoffmann gives you the background behind some of criminal law’s most defining issues, including:
The role of mens, or the guilty, in criminal cases is a concept that was developed centuries ago under the common law of crime. and Everything from “vicious will” To “general intent”;
The constitutional enigma of “cruel and unusual punishments” This clause is rooted in the Eighth Amendment language, which governs the punishments society may inflict on those convicted of crimes.
The legal pyramidand moral culpability) of homicidal crimes, which don’t require an affirmative act (for example, you can commit homicide by failing to do something you’re legally required to do, like failing to feed your infant child);
The creation and Evolution of due process and Miranda rights, a special form of advance protection designed to insure custodial police interrogations don’t violate the Fifth Amendment privilege against compelled self-incrimination.
“We’ve constructed such a complicated system of constitutional criminal procedure rights to help ensure that criminal investigations and criminal adjudications are fundamentally fair,” Professor Hoffman. “And that’s also why our criminal law provides so many opportunities for different actors – the prosecutor, the defense lawyer, the courts, and the jury – to do the right thing and thereby fulfill the ends of justice.”
The first year law student must take a course about civil procedure. It focuses on some the most important Supreme Court cases. Whether you’re a lawyer or a private citizen, understanding how civil procedure works is important for There are two main reasons. First, regardless of how much substantive law knowledge lawyers have, if they can’t navigate through procedural rules to vindicate their clients’ interests, their knowledge is useless. Private citizens need to understand why lawsuits end up the way they do. and What their procedural rights would be if they were to find themselves in one.
These 12 lectures are by Professor Peter J. Smith from The George Washington University Law School, you’ll investigate the myriad procedures courts follow to resolve disputes about substantive rights. Rather than focus on the mechanics of actual trials, you’ll examine a broader set of questions any system of litigation must address—questions whose answers turn out to be hugely consequential for Justice is sought by all. Learn more about important topics like:
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How many defendants can you sue in one suit?
What happens if a judge decides a case without the jury hearing any evidence?
Despite the lack of drama, discovery is so crucial to civil procedure.
What rules forbid parties from re-litigating issues a court already decided on?
These lectures contain Supreme Court cases that are essential for any understanding of American law. They include:
Ashcroft v. Iqbal in 2009, the case that established a new standard for evaluating complaints that does not automatically assume all a plaintiff’s factual allegations are true;
Guaranty Trust Co. v. York in 1945, a case concerning statutes that limit the time between states. and federal procedural rule can dictate the parties’ choice between federal or state court, the federal court has to apply the state’s rule;
Beacon Theatres v. Westover, a dispute between two movie theaters that ended with the Supreme Court’s 1959 decision that a jury’s resolution of common questions should bind the judge, not the other way around; and
Hansberry v. Lee, the 1940 decision in which the Supreme Court explained a class action can bind absent class members only if they’re adequately represented by the class representatives.
Civil procedure, as you’ll soon learn, is relevant in every single lawsuit. The rules of civil procedure are the same regardless of whether the suit concerns torts or contracts, antitrust laws, and any other legal subject.
Professor Edward K. Cheng, Vanderbilt, discusses tort law from slips on supermarket floors to missed medical diagnoses. Law SchoolIt is often proven that reality is stranger than fiction. TortsThey deal in a certain sense with the law of daily life. and over the course of 12 lectures you’ll get a whirlwind tour of this exciting, perplexing, and Sometimes, legal studies can be quite bizarre.
“Tort law,” says Professor Cheng, “is frequently at the core of some of today’s biggest and most sensational lawsuits in the media. It governs an incredibly broad range of lawsuits from everyday life.”
Torts, broadly speaking, are private wrongs. The defendant is accused in some manner of being a bad person. and causing harm to or injury to the plaintiff. The defendant is sued by the plaintiff, most often for Money, but sometimes for An injunction is a court order that the defendant must comply with or cease doing something.
Torts are distinct from crimes which are generally public and not private wrongs. A tort case is where the plaintiff is a private party that sues to protect a private interest.
Professor Cheng shares these insights in his lectures:
What kind of behavior does tort law expect from us?
What does a plaintiff have to prove in tort cases? and get damages; and
Which parties are responsible? for What are the types of harms and why.
Along the way, you’ll learn about some of the classic tort cases and They present many puzzles.
Does the defendant have a legal duty to save someone who is drowning in a water body?
A stadium is closed if a baseball leaves. and If a spectator is hit in the head by a baseball, is the stadium liable for the injury? It doesn’t matter if it was the first time that a baseball has been hit this far in 50-years.
What happens when two quail hunters accidently fire their shotguns in the direction of a third, wounding him, but we can’t tell precisely whose shot pellet hit the victim?
Whether you’re following cases involving hot cups of fast-food coffee, drunken sailors, dangerous amusement park rides, or pet snakes, you’ll find yourself better able to make sense of the intricate legal arguments and Torts are distinguished by distinctions
Ultimately, you’ll discover that, beneath these seemingly odd and Surprisingly, there is a vital humanity that makes this area so compelling. and It is a worthy field of study.
An important civic course
Law School for Everyone This book contains some of the most important and decisive information. and The most controversial cases in American history. Each of the cases you explore illuminates, in its own unique way, the inner workings of the nation’s judicial system and Its flexibility.
Here are just a few of the many cases you’ll examine, from multiple legal angles, in these 48 fascinating lectures:
State of Florida v. George Zimmerman (2013)
Citizens United v. FEC (2010)
Marbury v. Madison (1803).
State of California v. O.J. Simpson (1995).
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)
Lectures also have the benefit of specially commissioned courtroom illustrations and animated information, as well as helpful on-screen text, photos, and video footage. and Voice acting that recreates courtroom drama
Law School for Everyone: Litigation, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, and Torts puts you in the hands of four masterful law professors who’ve built their entire careers around understanding and Teaching the law in all its forms. Whether you want to continue studying how the law works, or whether you just want to join the debate over today’s (and tomorrow’s) important legal cases, let this course be your authoritative guide to one of the most fascinating and There are many professions that are civically significant.
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