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Title Law school for everyone [videorecording]

Imprint Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, c2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    349.73 LAW    Available
Description 8 videodiscs (1440 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 1 course guidebook (iii, 410 pages ; 19 cm.)
Series Great courses. Professional
Great courses (DVD). Professional.
System Details DVD, region 1.
Note Closed-captioned.
Performer Professor Edward K. Cheng (torts), Vanderbilt Law School; Professor Joseph L. Hoffmann (criminal law and procedure), Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Professor Molly Bishop Shadel (litigation and legal practice), University of Virginia School of Law; Professor Peter J. Smith (civil procedure), The George Washington University Law School.
Note "Course no. 2012."
Contains 48 lectures; 30 minutes per lecture.
Summary "Receive a fundamental education in American law from four exceptional lawyers and professors." --Book cover page [4].
Contents disc 1. Litigation and legal practice. Litigation and the American legal system -- Thinking like a lawyer -- Representing your client -- Trial strategy behind the scenes -- Opening statements : the moment of primacy -- Direct examination : questioning your witnesses -- disc 2. Litigation and legal practice. The art of the objection -- Problematic evidence -- Controlling cross-examination -- Closing arguments : driving your theory home -- Understanding the appellate process -- Arguing before the Supreme Court -- disc 3. Criminal law and procedure. Who defines crimes, and how? -- Crime and the guilty mind -- Homicide and moral culpability -- The law of self-defense -- Federal crimes and federal power -- Cruel and unusual punishments -- disc 4. Criminal law and procedure. Due process and the right of counsel -- Government searches and privacy rights -- The shrinking warrant requirement -- The Fifth Amendment privilege -- Miranda and police interrogations -- Plea bargains, jury trials, and justice -- disc 5. Civil procedure. Procedural rights and why they matter -- Subject matter jurisdiction -- Jurisdiction over the defendant -- A modern approach to personal jurisdiction -- the role of pleadings -- Understanding complex litigation -- disc 6. Civil procedure. The use and abuse of discovery -- Deciding a case before the trial ends -- The right to a civil jury trial -- Determining what law applies -- Relitigation and preclusion -- Appeals and how they are judged -- disc 7. Torts. The calamitous world of tort law -- Legal duty to others -- Reasonable care and the reasonable person -- Rules versus standards of care -- The complexities of factual causation -- Legal causation and foreseeability -- disc 8. Torts. Liability for the acts of others -- When tort plaintiffs share the blame -- Animals, blasting, and strict liability -- The rise of products liability -- Products liability today -- Punitive damages and their limits.
Subject Law -- United States -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Cheng, Edward K.
Hoffmann, Joseph L., 1957-
Shadel, Molly Bishop, 1969-
Smith, Peter J. (Peter Jeremy), 1970-
Teaching Company.
ISBN 1629974609
Music No. ID2012A-01 Teaching Company (container)
PD2012A Teaching Company (discs)
PB2012A Teaching Company (book)

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