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Legal Concepts and Skills

Law School Materials for Success

The first year of law school is, for many people, one of the most significant transitions of their adult life. Law school demands a lot as it helps you make the transition from your prior identity as student (or as some other occupational role) to your new identity as an attorney. To meet the demands of law school, it is often helpful to have the big picture before you begin – a sense of what it is you are trying to do as you prepare for classes, participate in those classes, review and prepare for exams, take exams, and then begin the cycle once again.

The Federalist Papers

"The Federalist, commonly referred to as the Federalist Papers, is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. The essays were published anonymously, under the pen name "Publius," in various New York state newspapers of the time.

The Foundational Documents of the American Legal System

This is a collection of documents that have formed the foundation of the American legal system. 

  • Magna Carta (1215)
  • Mayflower Compact (1620)
  • The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • The Articles of Confederation (1777)
  • The Treaty of Paris (1783)
  • The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • The Consitution of the United States (1787)
  • The Bill of Rights (1791)

The translations and text of these documents came from http://www.ourdocuments.gov/

Billy Budd

This novel is presented as part of eLangdell Press' Law and Literature Collection.  It was selected based on a review of syllabi in this discipline.

Bleak House

This novel is presented as part of eLangdell Press' Law and Literature Collection.  It was selected based on a review of syllabi in this discipline.

The Trial

This work is presented as part of eLangdell Press' Law and Literature Collection.  It was selected based on a review of syllabi in this discipline.