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how to win in court
« on: June 07, 2014, 03:28:07 AM »
Please share some case-winning tactics which helps in wining for all kinds of cases. Your tips and tactics will help lots of law students.


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Re: how to win in court
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 04:33:42 AM »
IRAC the hell out of everything
expect surprise Socratic attacks at any given moment (even in the halls)

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Re: how to win in court
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 08:47:52 AM »
Please share some case-winning tactics which helps in wining for all kinds of cases. Your tips and tactics will help lots of law students.

For any given motion legal briefs are usually presented to the court in advance by both parties.  The key is to go through your opponent's brief and pick apart their arguments, which is a skill that you learn (allegedly) during law school when they teach you to "argue both sides." The theory being that if you can understand the argument that your opponent is trying to make and the elements that they need to prove in order to win, then you know where their case is the weakest based on how the law applies to the facts of your case.

This is essentially what you will do during 1L during classroom discussions as well as your final exams.  Professors will expect you to be able to argue effectively from the perspective of the plaintiff as well as the defendant.

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