Legal Research

Fun-damental Principles

Author: Myra A. Harris

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780134379227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

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Designed to aid the researcher in aquiring and perfecting legal research skills.The book provides steps in learning computerized research emphasizing Lexis and Westlaw. It also includes detailed research footnotes to court rules and decisions that explain the reasons for concepts and provide citations to aid in actual research.A good book for anyone interested in Legal Writing or Civil Litigation.
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The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163543X

Category: Law

Page: 1112

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The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.
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Legal Research

Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305147189

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Author: William H. Putman,Jennifer Albright

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305948378

Category: Law

Page: 832

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Ever popular, LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, Fourth Edition delivers the basics in an easy-to-read, step-by-step manner to ready paralegals for work in law offices and legal departments. Content addresses essential research and writing skills, such as identifying key facts, issue spotting, analysis and counteranalysis, traditional and online research, secondary authorities and citating, writing legal briefs and memoranda, and techniques for good legal writing. In addition, this book includes scenarios, examples, exercises, and other features that clarify concepts and fine tune writing abilities. And, of course, the fourth edition offers the latest updates—with special attention to electronic research methods using fee-based and non-fee-based digital tools—to help paralegals stand out in today’s tech-driven job market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal research illustrated

an abridgement of Fundamentals of legal research, sixth edition

Author: J. Myron Jacobstein,Roy M. Mersky,Donald J. Dunn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 503

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Concise Legal Research

Author: Robert Watt,Francis Johns

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877238

Category: Law

Page: 323

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Concise Legal Research details the technical aspects of a huge number of legal sources and explains how to research law with confidence and in good time. This new edition focuses on the impact of online access and the need for the researcher to move seamlessly between traditional and electronic resources. All strategies that have been created to incorporate hard copy researching techniques have been updated with alternate electronic methods. Particular attention has been paid to the chapter on secondary sources, and with the maintenance of a structured approach to research, recognises that online research âe" with its many inherent pitfalls âe" must carefully fit within rules of research required by the discipline.
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Legal Research

Author: D. Stott

Publisher: Routledge Cavendish

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 183

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Designed to give a grounding in effective communication, research and problem-solving skills, the Legal Skills series aims to blend theory and practice by encouraging the reader to think through particular problems. Each book provides a theoretical framework for understanding the specific skills, reinforcing this with practical exercises to develop the reader's grasp of how these skills are used.
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Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice

Author: Bonita K. Roberts,Linda L. Schlueter

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174579

Category: Law

Page: 164

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Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice has been popular with both law students, attorneys, and other researchers. The new edition continues its rich tradition and leader as a practical guide to the research process and the checklist approach. This marks the 25th Anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice in 1986. In this Sixth Edition, a new chapter explains the interrelationship of manual and electronic research. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. To do legal research accurately, quickly, and efficiently, the researcher must have a basic understanding of each method. Each is an important component and is best suited to certain types of information. Even with advances in electronic research, the authors believe that it is important to understand the manual research process and that some research can still be done more efficiently or completely through manual research due to the time and substance restrictions in databases.
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Electronic Legal Research: An Integrated Approach

Author: Stephanie Delaney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418080888

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Electronic Legal Research: An Integrated Approach, second edition, is dedicated to fully explaining the rationale of legal research, guiding readers through the individual steps necessary to develop their own research strategies. It facilitates learning by presenting up to date information and challenging exercises that focus on critical thinking skills and practical skill implementation. It is a useful research guide for all legal students and professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883510

Category: Law

Page: 448

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Legal Research Explained provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The fundamentals of legal research for paralegal students. The text is divided into five separate sections, as follows: 1) conducting legal research using primary authorities; 2) conducting legal research using secondary authorities and other research aids; 3) electronic and computer resources; 4) legal citation form and validating authorities; and 5) "putting it all together," providing a final overview of the legal research process. Although based on the legal research section of author Deborah Bouchoux's highly successful Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the material in Legal Research Explained is modified and condensed to fit a legal research-only course. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and on-line sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Key Features: New research assignments New practice tips in several chapters Discussion of new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government. Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters's Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard's has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor's Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.
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The Process of Legal Research

Author: Christina L. Kunz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735512238

Category: Law

Page: 477

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This phenomenally successful coursebook keeps getting stronger with each new edition. Now, in addition to demonstrating a sound step-by-step approach to legal research that will serve students throughout their professional careers, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, Fifth Edition, helps students choose among the proliferation of resources. New material throughout the Fifth Edition deals with the ongoing choice between paper and electronic research, such as: -when the choice takes place in the research process -how the choice among different media results in different access means, scope, and currency of materials -differences in the search capabilities of the Internet, LEXIS, and WESTLAW -how to conserve a client's financial resources -best research practices in terms of media choices and uses, with careful attention to when paper sources are better This outstanding author team continues to impact the principles and practices of successful legal research with: -The process approach that leads students through the steps of effective legal research with unmatched clarity. Comprehensive coverage that begins with the basics (research terms, media options) and proceeds to detail specific sources for in-depth consideration. -A clear and consistent chapter structure helps students focus on key topics and makes the book a reference of enduring value. -A case study that demonstrates all the research sources in the context of a real example. -Excellent illustrations that give examples of sources and prepare students for what they will find when they conduct their research. -Problem sets that help students test their knowledge and give instructors ready-to-use exercises. Thoroughly revised for its Fifth Edition, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH now includes: -important material on - Thomas, the Internet site of the Library of Congress, found in the chapter on Legislative History -updated information in the chapter on Citators to reflect recent developments, including Key Cite -all new fact situations in the problem sets -a revised Teacher's Manual to help you tailor the book to your individual course needs By achieving the proper balance between what to do and how to do it, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH has helped thousands of students develop essential skills and has secured its position as the number one text in the field. Be sure to examine the impressive new Fifth Edition of this consummate teaching tool.
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The Legal Research and Writing Handbook

A Basic Approach for Paralegals

Author: Andrea B. Yelin,Hope Viner Samborn

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735567387

Category: Law

Page: 595

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Written specifically for paralegal students, the Fifth Edition ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegalsoffers comprehensive coverage of both research and writing, dynamic pedagogy, and a clear, step-by-step approach to teaching.A widely popular text, the Fifth Edition continues to build on its strengths: comprehensive coverage of Legal Research in Part I and Legal Writing in Part II a clear and straightforward writing style a clean and accessible page layout with detailed subheadings for quick access to topics highly efficient research tools and strategies — with both traditional and electronic sources step-by-step guidance through each stage of the writing process — from prewriting strategies, to revising, the IRAC method, legal memoranda, letters, and more dynamic and innovative pedagogy that includes examples, exhibits, expert writing tips, exercises, practice tips, ethics alerts, and web resources a helpful appendices with sections on Shepardizing, Cite Checking, and Citation, as well as Sample Memoranda. a separate student workbook that provides extensive practice opportunities to students in research and writing an in-depth Instructor’s Manual that includes sample syllabi, tests, and memos, as well as discussion topics and in-class exercisesThoroughly updated throughout, the Fifth Edition features: new and updated illustrations and websites additional exercises on how to brief a case expanded and enhanced treatment of Case Briefing and Case Analysis internet resources — both free and fee-based — integrated into coverage of the research process additional internet-based research exercises new Net Notes and Practice Pointers updated Citation Appendix reflects the 18th edition of the Blue Book and the 3rd edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, and now offering new citation exercises If you’re looking for complete and timely coverage of research and writing, examine your desk copy ofThe Legal Research and Writing Handbook: A Basic Approach for Paralegals, Fifth Edition. It will become immediately apparent why Yelin and Samborn have one of the leading titles in their field.
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Legal Research

Author: Steve Barber

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827374744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

View: 7884

Designed as an introduction to legal research, this text is written as a hands on guide with ample illustrations and step-by-step explanations as to the set-up and use of all major legal source materials. The focus is on the legal research process, not just components or sources of law. It is also designed for the adjunct instructor with all materials required to teach the class: teaching guidelines, homework assignments with answers, transparency masters, and test questions with answers.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERComputerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-8273-7971-4 Instructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7475-5
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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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Methodologies of Legal Research

Which Kind of Method for What Kind of Discipline?

Author: Mark Van Hoecke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847317804

Category: Law

Page: 310

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Until quite recently questions about methodology in legal research have been largely confined to understanding the role of doctrinal research as a scholarly discipline. In turn this has involved asking questions not only about coverage but, fundamentally, questions about the identity of the discipline. Is it (mainly) descriptive, hermeneutical, or normative? Should it also be explanatory? Legal scholarship has been torn between, on the one hand, grasping the expanding reality of law and its context, and, on the other, reducing this complex whole to manageable proportions. The purely internal analysis of a legal system, isolated from any societal context, remains an option, and is still seen in the approach of the French academy, but as law aims at ordering society and influencing human behaviour, this approach is felt by many scholars to be insufficient. Consequently many attempts have been made to conceive legal research differently. Social scientific and comparative approaches have proven fruitful. However, does the introduction of other approaches leave merely a residue of 'legal doctrine', to which pockets of social sciences can be added, or should legal doctrine be merged with the social sciences? What would such a broad interdisciplinary field look like and what would its methods be? This book is an attempt to answer some of these questions.
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Practical Legal Research

Skills & Strategies for the Legal Assistant

Author: Beth Walston-Dunham

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Walston-Dunham has written a clear, paralegal-specific introduction to legal research. She takes a step-by-step approach, thoroughly familiarizing students with each type of source before asking them to solve more complex research problems. Sample pages and examples are effectively used to illustrate research principles. You’ll find self-tests to help students evaluate their understanding of the material at the end of each chapter.ALSO AVAILABLEStudy Guide, ISBN: 0-314-04952-5INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual with Test Bank ISBN: 0-314-04932-0
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Empirical Legal Research

A Guidance Book for Lawyers, Legislators and Regulators

Author: Frans L. Leeuw,Hans Schmeets

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782549412

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 9011

Empirical Legal Research describes how to investigate the roles of legislation, regulation, legal policies and other legal arrangements at play in society. It is invaluable as a guide to legal scholars, practitioners and students on how to do empirical legal research, covering history, methods, evidence, growth of knowledge and links with normativity. This multidisciplinary approach combines insights and approaches from different social sciences, evaluation studies, Big Data analytics and empirically informed ethics. The authors present an overview of the roots of this blossoming interdisciplinary domain, going back to legal realism, the fields of law, economics and the social sciences, and also to civilology and evaluation studies. The book addresses not only data analysis and statistics, but also how to formulate adequate research problems, to use (and test) different types of theories (explanatory and intervention theories) and to apply new forms of literature research to the field of law such as the systematic, rapid and realist reviews and synthesis studies. The choice and architecture of research designs, the collection of data, including Big Data, and how to analyze and visualize data are also covered. The book discusses the tensions between the normative character of law and legal issues and the descriptive and causal character of empirical legal research, and suggests ways to help handle this seeming disconnect. This comprehensive guide is vital reading for law practitioners as well as for students and researchers dealing with regulation, legislation and other legal arrangements.
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