My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
7 results found. Sorted by relevance | date | title .
Result Page: Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Author McKinney, Ruth Ann, 1951-

Title Reading like a lawyer : time-saving strategies for reading law like an expert / by Ruth Ann McKinney.

Published Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law High Use  KL 142 MCKI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 285 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Academic skills selection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285)
Contents Ch. 1. Reading in law school -- Ch. 2. Basic briefing : developing an initial strategy for managing cases -- Ch. 3. Advanced thinking leads to advanced reading -- Ch. 4. Expert reading : a new take on a familiar skill -- Ch. 5. Engage with energy -- Ch. 6. Monitor your reading and read for the main idea -- Ch. 7. Always (always!) read with a clear purpose -- Ch. 8. Get oriented and "own" your prior knowledge and experience -- Ch. 9. There's more to the five Ws (who, what, when, where, and why) than meets the eye -- Ch. 10. Evaluate what you're reading - your ideas matter -- Ch. 11. Review, rephrase, record -- Ch. 12. Casebook reading : a summary -- Ch. 13. Reading statutes -- Ch. 14. Reading cases outside of casebooks -- Ch. 15. Conclusion -- App. A. Test your reading speed -- App. B. Getting in a good reading groove.
Summary "This book identifies the core strategies - reinforced with hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter - that experienced, successful legal readers use when approaching law-related reading in and out of the classroom so that you can learn to read law like the experts do - efficiently, effectively, and confidently." "Ruth Ann McKinney is a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she has directed the first-year legal research and writing program and the academic support program since 1990."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Law students -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Reading comprehension.
ISBN 1594600325 (alk. paper)