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Experiencing Law Series

These primary coursebooks cover the doctrine traditionally covered in the classroom while simultaneously offering experiential exercises that will illustrate the concepts of the subject being taught. The books feature the key cases and cover the doctrine in much the same fashion as other standard casebooks. But while building skills of case analysis is critical, it needn’t occupy all of the first year. The books in this series will help support a course that balances traditional case analysis with statutory and rule analysis and experiential education—learning by doing in the presence of an expert teacher.

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EXPERIENCING BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (2014)

Written by: Michael Chasalow

This book, for use as a primary Business Organizations or Corporations book, integrates skill-based exercises into a traditional casebook framework. It features all the traditional cases of a corporations or business organizations book, framed in the context of actual problems that would be presented to a business attorney. In addition to the traditional cases found in this area, the book includes practical skill training in the form of exercises and scenarios, as well as extensive use of current rules and statutes, enabling students to use these materials to resolve issues and advise clients. The book may be used for traditional business organization or corporation law classes that want to include one or more practical exercises as well as business organizations simulations.

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EXPERIENCING CIVIL PROCEDURE (2013)

Written by: James E. Moliterno

This is the first primary Civil Procedure course book to incorporate skills assignments into the book. The book actively involves students in the application of civil procedure concepts. It Includes three simple simulation cases, one contracts based, one torts based and one blended case. Sample documents from real cases are also included. Students using this book will engage in experiential learning exercises, including drafting the jurisdictional allegations for complaints, drafting very simple pleadings and motions, and responding to supervisor email messages. The book contains the statutes, rules, and edited cases that are the staples of traditional Civil Procedure casebooks, incorporating them into an experiential learning approach.

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EXPERIENCING CRIMINAL LAW (2015)

Written by: Gabriel J. Chin, Wesley M. Oliver

This book combines substantive criminal law with exercises offering practical experience. Students are asked to draft indictments, jury instructions, motions, and to engage in plea bargaining. The basic elements of each crime are spelled out before difficult applications of those elements are presented. It takes a very modern approach to criminal law. The majority of the cases in the book were decided in the 21st Century.

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EXPERIENCING FAMILY LAW, CASES AND MATERIALS (2013)

Written by: John E.B. Myers

This skills-infused coursebook introduces students to basic family law practice. Designed as a primary text for family law courses, it delves far beyond the foundational cases and doctrine, presenting drafting exercises, negotiation simulations, litigation simulations, and problems that situate students in practice and challenge them to do what lawyers really do. Unique for its teachability, this book facilitates efficient, skills-oriented instruction in large classes without requiring burdensome preparatory time. It is accompanied by a teacher’s manual.

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EXPERIENCING HOUSING LAW (2016)

Written by: Carol N. Brown

Experiencing Housing Law examines housing law in the United States through an advanced property law lens. Skills-based experiential exercises are integrated into a traditional casebook framework, featuring traditional housing law cases along with new cases that explore the dynamism in housing law. The casebook extensively uses experiential exercises developed around current rules, statutes, regulations, and cases to help students develop essential knowledge and skills that are critical to advising clients and resolving complex housing issues. The casebook is divided into three parts. Part I investigates private housing markets. Part II considers the intersection of public law and housing. And, Part III discusses landlord and tenant issues. A distinctive feature of this casebook is its robust companion Teacher's Manual, which includes hyperlinks to relevant resources that will be invaluable in assisting students work through this multi-disciplinary area of the law.

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EXPERIENCING REMEDIES (2015)

Written by: George W. Kuney

Experiencing Remedies is designed for the general 2L or 3L remedies class. It integrates skill-based exercises and problems within a traditional casebook framework. Each chapter is accompanied by a fact-specific problem that asks the student to apply the legal principles of the chapter to the facts involved to reach and defend a conclusion or course of action. The text, then, serves to survey the law of remedies and review many of the traditional 1L subjects in a new light while providing the opportunity for the instructor to engage the students in oral or written discussion of problem analysis and solving.

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