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From truth to technique at trial : a discursive history of advocacy advice texts, Philip Gaines

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From truth to technique at trial : a discursive history of advocacy advice texts
Title
From truth to technique at trial
Title remainder
a discursive history of advocacy advice texts
Statement of responsibility
Philip Gaines
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Truth to Technique addresses key questions raised by the burgeoning literature in what Philip Gaines calls advocacy advice texts-manuals, handbooks, and other how-to guides-written by lawyers for lawyers, both practicing and aspiring, to help them be as effective as possible in trial advocacy. In these texts, advice authors share principles, strategies, and techniques for persuading juries and winning cases. Some manuals even form the basis for required advocacy courses in law schools. Unlike training manuals in other professional domains, advocacy advice texts offer guidance for effectiveness in a realm of activity where the stakes may be the very highest for the parties and where society has an abiding interest in the truth being discovered and justice being done. Helping advocates learn how to win cases may be the ultimate purpose of advice texts, but to what extent are ideas about the values of truth and justice-what Gaines calls metavalues-incorporated into discussions about winning tactics and techniques? To explore this question, Gaines takes the reader through a discursive history of the relation between technique and metavalues as presented in advocacy advice-beginning with a thematic analysis of the first texts published in the Anglo-American tradition in the early 17th century, through treatises written during seasons of radical change in the profession in the 18th and 19th centuries, and up to the present day with a look at the more than 200 trial manuals currently in print. This diacronic study reveals dramatic changes in the place authors give to the metavalues of truth and justice when lawyers advise other lawyers about how to be effective in the courtroom."--Publisher's website
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Gaines, Phil
Index
index present
LC call number
K213
LC item number
.G333 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Language and Law
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  • Social advocacy
  • Law
  • Law
  • Legal composition
  • Law
  • Law
  • Legal composition
  • Social advocacy
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From truth to technique at trial : a discursive history of advocacy advice texts, Philip Gaines
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : advocacy in the modern Anglo-American trial
  • Pleading for truth : Fulbeck, Dodderidge, Phillips
  • Honorable persuasion : Simpson 1764, 'Hortensius' 1789, Ruggles 1792, Raithby 1798
  • Directing minds : Cox volume 1 (1852)
  • The
  • Invention of defenses : Cox volume 2 (1856-59)
  • Technique for success : Harris (1879)
  • Metavalues and practice : the long view
Control code
933211444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199333608
Lccn
2015028229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933211444
Label
From truth to technique at trial : a discursive history of advocacy advice texts, Philip Gaines
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : advocacy in the modern Anglo-American trial
  • Pleading for truth : Fulbeck, Dodderidge, Phillips
  • Honorable persuasion : Simpson 1764, 'Hortensius' 1789, Ruggles 1792, Raithby 1798
  • Directing minds : Cox volume 1 (1852)
  • The
  • Invention of defenses : Cox volume 2 (1856-59)
  • Technique for success : Harris (1879)
  • Metavalues and practice : the long view
Control code
933211444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780199333608
Lccn
2015028229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)933211444

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