Learning Criminal Law
Criminal Law Book:
Learning Criminal Law As Advocacy Argument
Learning Criminal Law As Advocacy Argument by John Delaney, a law professor at NYU Law School for many years, springs from a comment made to Professor Delaney by the late Kellis Parker, a brilliant professor (and musician) at the Columbia University Law School. Kellis said: “Students should know the issues that will be raised before they go into the exam room.”
What he meant was that the set of issues that your teacher typically raises on her criminal law exam can be identified before the exam. Decoding and answering these issues with lawyerly arguments can then be practiced and perfected throughout the semester.
Professor Delaney’s criminal law book shows you, step-by-step and from basics to complexities with building-block problems, how, over the course of the semester, to decode and resolve the set of commonly raised issues in each topic presented by criminal law professors. This criminal law book presents an unusual advocacy-focused approach to learning criminal law for both exam preparation and practice.