Professors Adams and McGregor Publish Book on U.S. Legal Analysis and Communication for International Lawyers
Clinical Professors of Law, Cynthia M. Adams and Deborah B. McGregor, co-authored a new resource for international lawyers preparing to practice in the United States or deal with U.S. companies. The International Lawyer’s Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States uses a global perspective to put the basic principles of legal reasoning and communication into context.
The book includes a concise introduction to the U.S. legal system, the common law as U.S. precedent and the anatomy of a U.S. lawsuit, as well as practical guidance for law study in the United States, including how to brief a case for class and other suggestions about the law school classroom. Read more about the book.
Deborah B. McGregor, Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Director of Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication, directs the third semester legal writing program, focusing on transactional drafting. She has also taught the first-year legal writing courses, legal process, integrated legal analysis and torts for LL.M. students, and advanced persuasive writing and oral advocacy. Prior to teaching, Professor McGregor’s work included legislative drafting in the U.S. Senate and probate and estate planning law. She has organized both regional and national conferences for law professors; served on national and international committees, and given over 40 presentations at regional, national, and international conferences related to legal writing, learning styles theory, and teaching international students. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Professor Cynthia M. Adams is Co-director of the Latin American Law Summer Program at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, where she teaches contract drafting; legal analysis and communication; integrated contracts; civil procedure; trusts and estates; and legal process. Cynthia M. Adams, Clinical Professor of Law, has taught legal writing, contract drafting, contracts, civil procedure, trusts and estates, and legal process. Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Adams practiced law at an Indianapolis firm. Her practice focused on acquisitions and mergers, commercial loans, general business law, and trusts and estates. She has taught courses to J.D. students and international students. She also serves as co-director of the school’s Latin American Summer Law Program. Professor Adams has made numerous presentations related to contract drafting, legal writing, and teaching international students at regional, national, and international venues.