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Letters to a Young Lawyer

Letters to a Young Lawyer

  • Author: Alan Dershowitz,M Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780786722303
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 224
  • View: 4739
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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time.We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the "tricks of the trade" that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of "lawyering."

Letters to a Young Contrarian

Letters to a Young Contrarian

  • Author: Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780786739073
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of "contrary positions"--from noble dissident to gratuitous nag--Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks, and George Orwell. As is his trademark, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast to stagnant attitudes across the ideological spectrum. No other writer has matched Hitchens's understanding of the importance of disagreement--to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress, to democracy itself.

Letters to a Young Mathematician

Letters to a Young Mathematician

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465008410
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
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Mathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical-what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others.

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks

  • Author: Grover Cleveland
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634606868
  • Category:
  • Page: 206
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The go-to book for new lawyer success at leading firms and schools, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks contains critical advice new graduates need to thrive. Completely revised and updated, the Second Edition includes vital new information on networking, client service, business development, project management, and many other topics. The goal is simple: To help new lawyers start strong. With an easily readable style, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks helps new lawyers navigate unwritten rules and stay afloat in a challenging profession. The book contains hundreds of tips with inside information from successful lawyers nationwide. Humorous, real-life examples illustrate the lessons along with checklists to provide comprehensive advice quickly. With employers and clients clamoring for "practice-ready" graduates, the Second Edition's lessons are more essential than ever.

Letters to a Young Artist

Letters to a Young Artist

Straight-up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts-For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind

  • Author: Anna Deavere Smith
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 030748744X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
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From the most exciting individual in American theater” (Newsweek), here is Anna Deavere Smith’s brass tacks advice to aspiring artists of all stripes. In vividly anecdotal letters to the young BZ, she addresses the full spectrum of issues that people starting out will face: from questions of confidence, discipline, and self-esteem, to fame, failure, and fear, to staying healthy, presenting yourself effectively, building a diverse social and professional network, and using your art to promote social change. At once inspiring and no-nonsense, Letters to a Young Artist will challenge you, motivate you, and set you on a course to pursue your art without compromise. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book

A Survival Guide

  • Author: Thane Josef Messinger
  • Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781888960198
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 231
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In this survival guide for the new attorney, in-depth advice on law office life, includes how to work with senior attorneys, legal research, memos, drafting, mistakes, grammar, email, workload, timesheets, reviews, teamwork, deportment, attitude, perspective, working with clients (and dissatisfied clients), working with office staff, using office tools, and, well, not just surviving but thriving in a new career. This book is written for all law graduates, for any law office: a firmâ"large, medium, or smallâ"agency, corporation, or the military.

Rights from Wrongs

Rights from Wrongs

A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780465017133
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 261
  • View: 7487
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A noted legal scholar examines the source of human rights, arguing that rights are the result of particular experiences with injustice and looking at the implications in terms of the right to privacy, voting rights, and other rights.

Chutzpah

Chutzpah

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671760890
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 378
  • View: 5713
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The well-known attorney discusses what it is like to be Jewish today, examining such issues as anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, assimilation, Zionism, civil rights, the role of Jews in the U.S.S.R., changes in Eastern Europe, and more. Reprint.

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

The New Lawyer's Must-read Career Guide

  • Author: Christen Civiletto Carey
  • Publisher: ALM Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780970597007
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 300
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Publisher Fact Sheet A comprehensive guide for young lawyers, those about to enter the practice of law & those thinking about a legal career.

The Best Defense

The Best Defense

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307755207
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 464
  • View: 9067
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"Anyone interested in the true merits of criminal law and very fine writing must read Alan Dershowitz's book." --Truman Capote In this tell-all legal memoir, Alan Dershowitz describes his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients. In the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt.

Reasonable Doubts

Reasonable Doubts

The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 068483264X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 270
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Using the O.J. Simpson case as a backdrop, the famous defense lawyer examines the American criminal justice system, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses

Is There a Right to Remain Silent?

Is There a Right to Remain Silent?

Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195307798
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 212
  • View: 8387
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An outspoken legal scholar and author of America on Trial reveals why Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11, in this absorbing look at one of the most essential constitutional rights.

Letters to a Young Gymnast

Letters to a Young Gymnast

  • Author: Nadia Comaneci
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0786728655
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1949
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If there were such a thing as an "elder" stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none has ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. With grit and determination, Nadia Comaneci ushered in a new era for women's sports, one where young girls could vault into the arena of superstardom. Even today, almost thirty years after her greatest triumphs, you need only mention the name "Nadia" and gymnastics fans know instantly whom you are talking about.In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia shows what it takes to achieve athletic perfection and become the best. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in a Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. This collection of Nadia's memories, anecdotes, and advice grants unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream, to the necessity of "a spirit forged with mettle," Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening and surprisingly challenging.

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones

  • Author: Hill Harper
  • Publisher: Avery
  • ISBN: 1592408710
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 385
  • View: 3420
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"A compelling, important addition to Hill Harper's bestselling series, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model. With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration on his mind (one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001, and one in three can now expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes), Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates. A powerful message from the heart, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. As the founder of Manifest Your Destiny, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, Harper has seen firsthand the transformative effect of mentorship and the power of a positive role model. This latest addition to Hill Harper's Letters series delivers visionary, compassionate responses to the real-life circumstances of inmates. As with the other Letters books, Harper includes moving contributions from top educators, activists, thought leaders, and entertainers. Uplifting and insightful, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need"--

Jagged Rocks of Wisdom

Jagged Rocks of Wisdom

Professional Advise for the New Attorney

  • Author: Morten Lund
  • Publisher: Fine Print PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781888960075
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 94
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Lund's "21 Rules" are a distillation of Lund s decade experience with clients, colleagues, and subordinates. No new lawyer should be without all three "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom" guides: . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for the New Attorney" . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom The Memo: Mastering the Legal Memorandum" . "Jagged Rocks of Wisdom Negotiation: Mastering the Art of the Deal""

Letters to a Young Journalist

Letters to a Young Journalist

  • Author: Samuel G. Freedman,G Freedman
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465028241
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Over the course of a thirty-year career, Samuel Freedman has excelled both at doing journalism and teaching it, and he passionately engages both of these endeavors in the pages of this book. As an author and journalist, Freedman has produced award-winning books, investigative series, opinion columns, and feature stories and has become a specialist in a wide variety of fields. As a teacher, he has shared his expertise and experience with hundreds of students, who have gone on to succeed in both print and broadcast media. InLetters to a Young Journalist, Freedman conducts an extended conversation with young journalists-from kids on the high school paper to graduates starting their first jobs. Whether he's talking about radio documentaries or TV news shows, Internet blogs, or backwater beats, shoeleather research or elegant prose, his goal is to explore the habits of mind that make an excellent journalist. It is no secret that journalism's mission is seriously imperiled these days, and Freedman's provocative ideas and fascinating stories offer students and journalists at all levels of experience wise guidance and professional inspiration.

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties

An Insider's Guide to Every Major Practice Area

  • Author: Lisa L. Abrams
  • Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
  • ISBN: 9780159003916
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 475
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With this product, you'll get an inside look at what it's like to practice law in 30 major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax, and telecommunications. This book gives you the insights and expertise of top practitioners-the issues they tackle every day, the people and clients they work with, what they find rewarding about their work, and what classes or work experience you need to follow in their footsteps. Over 120 government, public interest, corporate, and private attorneys are featured.

Letters to a Young Chef

Letters to a Young Chef

  • Author: Daniel Boulud
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0786736615
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 176
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Daniel Boulud is a pioneer of our contemporary food culture-from the reinvention of French food to the fine dining revolution in America. A modern man with a classical foundation and a lifetime of experience, Boulud speaks with passion about the vocation of creating food. Part memoir, part advice book, part recipe book, this updated edition celebrating of the art of cooking will continue to delight and enlighten all chefs, from passionate amateurs to serious professionals.

Chokehold

Chokehold

Policing Black Men

  • Author: Paul Butler
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1620974983
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Nominated for the 49th NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) A 2017 Washington Post Notable Book A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 “Butler has hit his stride. This is a meditation, a sonnet, a legal brief, a poetry slam and a dissertation that represents the full bloom of his early thesis: The justice system does not work for blacks, particularly black men.” —The Washington Post “The most readable and provocative account of the consequences of the war on drugs since Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow . . . .” —The New York Times Book Review “Powerful . . . deeply informed from a legal standpoint and yet in some ways still highly personal” —The Times Literary Supplement (London) With the eloquence of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the persuasive research of Michelle Alexander, a former federal prosecutor explains how the system really works, and how to disrupt it Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it’s supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread—all with the support of judges and politicians. In his no-holds-barred style, Butler, whose scholarship has been featured on 60 Minutes, uses new data to demonstrate that white men commit the majority of violent crime in the United States. For example, a white woman is ten times more likely to be raped by a white male acquaintance than be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a black man. Butler also frankly discusses the problem of black on black violence and how to keep communities safer—without relying as much on police. Chokehold powerfully demonstrates why current efforts to reform law enforcement will not create lasting change. Butler’s controversial recommendations about how to crash the system, and when it’s better for a black man to plead guilty—even if he’s innocent—are sure to be game-changers in the national debate about policing, criminal justice, and race relations.

Abraham

Abraham

The World's First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0805243313
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series One of the world’s best-known attorneys gives us a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers: from the biblical Abraham through modern-day advocates who have changed the world by challenging the status quo, defending the unpopular, contributing to the rule of law, and following the biblical command to pursue justice. The Hebrew Bible’s two great examples of advocacy on behalf of problematic defendants—Abraham trying to convince God not to destroy the people of Sodom, and Moses trying to convince God not to destroy the golden-calf-worshipping Children of Israel—established the template for Jewish lawyers for the next 4,500 years. Whether because throughout history Jews have found themselves unjustly accused of crimes ranging from deicide to ritual child murder to treason, or because the biblical exhortation that “justice, justice, shall you pursue” has been implanted in the Jewish psyche, Jewish lawyers have been at the forefront in battles against tyranny, in advocating for those denied due process, in negotiating for just and equitable solutions to complex legal problems, and in efforts to ensure a fair trial for anyone accused of a crime. Dershowitz profiles Jewish lawyers well-known and unheralded, admired and excoriated, victorious and defeated—and, of course, gives us some glimpses into the gung-ho practice of law, Dershowitz-style. Louis Brandeis, Theodor Herzl, Judah Benjamin, Max Hirschberg, René Cassin, Bruno Kreisky, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Irwin Cotler are just a few of the “idol smashers, advocates, collaborators, rescuers, and deal makers” who helped to change history. Dershowitz’s thoughts on the future of the Jewish lawyer are presented with the same insight, shrewdness, and candor that are the hallmarks of his more than four decades of writings on the law and how it is (and should be!) practiced. From the Hardcover edition.