International and Foreign Legal Research

A Coursebook. Second Edition

Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004204806

Category: Law

Page: 389

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International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, second edition by Hoffman and Rumsey, now in a second edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU.
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International and Foreign Legal Research

A Coursebook

Author: Marci Hoffman,Mary Rumsey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571053123

Category: Law

Page: 342

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A special course adoption price is available for an order of six or more copies from a university bookstore. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, by Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey, now in a second, revised edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Following a general section on basic concepts, topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU. International and Foreign Legal Research offers a possible roadmap for structuring a class in international and foreign legal research while also serving as a tool for quick look-ups when a researcher requires direction on a topic or information on a source.Developed for use in legal research courses, International and Foreign Legal Research is an invaluable resource for librarians, students, law professors, and other researchers in the research of foreign and international law."
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The WTO, Animals and PPMs

Author: Laura Nielsen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047440048

Category: Law

Page: 350

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WTO, Animals & PPMs offers a new analytical framework for GATT Article XX, which inter alia clarifies the legal and analytical problems attached to non-product related PPMs. The text covers the barriers countries can enact to protect animals (as animal welfare- or biodiversity protection) in the course of trade and their consistency with the WTO rules. The analyses are, however, also useful for a broader range of environmental and moral topics.
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International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Marci Hoffman,Robert Berring

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634605212

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it's aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools
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Legal Research

Traditional Sources, New Technologies

Author: Colleen Kristl Pauwels,Linda K. Fariss,Keith Buckley

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International

ISBN: 9780873678148

Category: Law

Page: 91

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Legal Research and Writing

Author: Ted Tjaden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781552214145

Category: Law

Page: 486

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This book explains the skills needed for print and online legal research and writing. It provides a comprehensive look by consolidating information on legal research and writing into one handy resource. It includes chapters on legal research and writing malpractice, the acquisition of research resources, and foreign legal research.
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Teaching Legal Research

Author: Barbara Bintliff,Duncan Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317986733

Category: Education

Page: 316

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Legal research is a fundamental skill for all law students and attorneys. Regardless of practice area or work venue, knowledge of the sources and processes of legal research underpins the legal professional’s work. Academic law librarians, as research experts, are uniquely qualified to teach legal research. Whether participating in the mandatory, first-year law school curriculum or offering advanced or specialized legal research instruction, law librarians have the up-to-date knowledge, the broad view of the field, and the expertise to provide the best legal research instruction possible. This collection offers both theoretical and practical guidance on legal research education from the perspectives of the law librarian. Containing well-reasoned, analytical articles on the topic, the volume explains and supports the law librarian’s role in legal research instruction. The contributors to this book, all experts in teaching legal research, challenge academic law librarians to seize their instructional role in the legal academy. This book was based on a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.
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Germain's transnational law research

a guide for attorneys

Author: Claire M. Germain

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Winner, 1992 Joseph L. Andrews Award. Among lawyers and students faced with questions involving more than one national legal system, "Germain's Transnational Law Research" is the most widely-used legal research guide. Designed for attorneys and other legal and business researchers, this incomparable volume: - covers all questions pertaining to international and foreign law, with a focus on U.S.-EU relations; - saves countless hours of research; - gives quick access to information; - offers clear guidance on which questions to ask, - where to start, and how to proceed; - explains how to analyze a transnational law problem, warning of obstacles and presenting viable strategies and solutions. This volume describes the procedures governing the transfer of sentenced foreign nationals from the United States to serve the remainder of their sentences in their native countries, and of United States nationals sentenced in foreign countries to serve the remainder of their sentences in the United States. It discusses the statutory and treaty framework regulating the transfer of sentenced persons to and from the United States, as well as the case law interpreting those statutes and treaties. Appendices contain United States statutes and regulations, U.S. Department of Justice Manual materials, and all treaties governing the transfer of prisoners to and from the United States. Launched in 1991, and supplemented on a regular basis, this looseleaf collection has been updated to May 2006.
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Legal research in a nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 452

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Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5" overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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International Law Legal Research

Author: Anthony S. Winer,Mary Ann E. Archer,Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611630688

Category: Law

Page: 278

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This concise yet comprehensive book is designed to be accessible for the beginner as well as useful for those with more experience. For students, the book can serve as enrichment for a doctrinal course in international law or as the basis for a stand-alone course in international law research. To allow for self-evaluation, the book includes frequent review questions to help assure retention. For practitioners new to the international area, each type of search tool and search strategy is covered in detail with explanations to provide background comprehension.This book is part of the International Legal Research Series, edited by Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School.
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Treatment of Foreign Law - Dynamics towards Convergence?

Author: Yuko Nishitani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319565745

Category: Law

Page: 643

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This work presents a thorough investigation of existing rules and features of the treatment of foreign law in various jurisdictions. Private international law (conflict of laws) and civil procedure rules concerning the application and ascertainment of foreign law differ significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Combining general and individual national reports, this volume demonstrates when and how foreign law is applied, ascertained, interpreted and reviewed by appeal courts. Traditionally, conflicts lawyers have been faced with two contrasting approaches. Civil law jurisdictions characterize foreign law as “law” and provide for the ex officio application and ascertainment of foreign law by judges. Common law jurisdictions consider foreign law as “fact” and require that parties plead and prove foreign law. A closer look at various reports, however, reveals more differentiated features with their own nuances among civil law jurisdictions, and the difference of the treatment of foreign law from other facts in common law jurisdictions. This challenges the appropriacy of the conventional “law-fact” dichotomy. This book further examines the need for facilitating access to foreign law. After carefully analyzing the benefits and drawbacks of existing instruments, this book explores alternative methods for enhancing access to foreign law and considers practical ways of obtaining information on foreign law. It remains to be seen whether and the extent to which legal systems around the world will integrate and converge in their treatment of foreign law.
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Foreign Investment, Human Rights and the Environment

A Perspective from South Asia on the Role of Public International Law for Development

Author: Shyami Fernando Puvimanasinghe

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004156860

Category: Law

Page: 284

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Events like the Bhopal disaster, the sale of products harmful to human health and safety, and child labour, especially in resource-scarce settings, raise fundamental issues of human dignity and ecological integrity. From a legal perspective, and in the context of Foreign Direct Investment by Transnational Corporations in developing countries, they highlight the lacuna of a holistic international legal framework and its implementation. This book embodies a critique of the complex web of public international law principles on economics, human rights and the environment, and their convergence or lack thereof, related regional (South Asian) and domestic (Sri Lankan) legal arrangements, interventions of states and non-state actors towards just, equitable and sustainable development. It is a quest for a middle path in the multidisciplinary landscape of international law, development and North-South power dynamics; globalization of free trade and investment and of social and environmental interests; and salient aspects of the philosophical, socio-economic and legal fabric of South Asia, viewed against the evolving, controversial and elastic sphere of international relations and law where consensus has hitherto been an elusive dream.
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International Law as a Profession

Author: Jean d'Aspremont,Tarcisio Gazzini,André Nollkaemper,Wouter Werner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107140390

Category: Law

Page: 484

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"International law is not merely a set of rules or processes, but is a professional activity practised by a diversity of figures, including scholars, judges, counsel, teachers, legal advisers and activists. Individuals may in different contexts play more than one of these roles, and the interactions between them are illuminating of the nature of international law itself. This collection of innovative, multidisciplinary and self-reflective essays reveal a bilateral process whereby, on the one hand, the professionalization of international law informs discourses about the law, and, on the other hand, discourses about the law inform the professionalization of the discipline. Intended to promote a dialogue between practice and scholarship, this book is a must-read for all those engaged in the profession of international law"--
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Private International Law in Israel

Author: Talia Einhorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041145888

Category: Law

Page: 546

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This second, wholly updated and expanded edition provides a clear, comprehensive statement and analysis of private international law in Israel. Israel's private international law (PIL) regime is not codified, nor is it clearly traceable to any one legal system. Most Israeli PIL sources are available in Hebrew only. Consequently, this expert guide to Israeli judicial and legislative treatment of private law cases having a foreign element serves an immensely useful purpose for foreign parties with interests in Israel.
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