Legal Research

Fun-damental Principles

Author: Myra A. Harris

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780134379227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

View: 877

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.

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

Author: William H. Putman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766854550

Category: Law

Page: 659

View: 5284

Paralegals find that they are being called upon to perform increasingly complex tasks, and Legal Research, Writing and Analysis will give them the knowledge and comfort level they need to confidently conduct their work. This text helps paralegal students and law students understand primary and secondary authority, identify and state issues, apply case law and perform counteranalysis. Particular focus is placed on the writing process, including such subject areas of fundamentals of writing, the legal writing process, office legal memoranda, court briefs and correspondence. This information is offered in a user-friendly format using examples and hypotheticals to illustrate the concepts. A Web site related to the text provides students the convenience of accessing assignments on line.

Legal Research

Author: William Putman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428357017

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 4888

LEGAL RESEARCH, 2ND EDITION is one of the few texts that focuses entirely on legal research and how to conduct legal research in an efficient manner to avoid wasted time and duplication of effort. Intended for use in research classes, the student is provided with an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of legal research. The text covers the operation of the elements of these fundamentals in the research process and the manner in which the process guides and assists the student in the performance of a research assignment. Each chapter includes examples of every concept and principle discussed and a hypothetical fact situation in which the application of the concepts and principles is illustrated. The text includes valuable chapters describing how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, their importance and use, and the significant role of issue identification and its elements. A large portion of the text provides in-depth coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format and case law analysis. In the last chapter of the text, the author has included a beneficial discussion of what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research

Author: Peter Cane,Herbert Kritzer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019163543X

Category: Law

Page: 1112

View: 6377

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.

Urteilsanalyse zur Entscheidung BGH − VIII ZR 220/10

Legal Research & Legal Writing

Author: Constanze Höhn

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656128979

Category: Law

Page: 18

View: 1199

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Jura - Zivilrecht / Handelsrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Kartellrecht, Wirtschaftsrecht, Note: 12,0, Universität zu Köln, Veranstaltung: Legal Research und Legal Writing, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das am 13. April 2011 ergangene Urteil des BGH betrifft die Bestimmung des Erfüllungsortes bei der Nacherfüllung im Kaufrecht und ist die erste höchstrichterliche Entscheidung zu dieser Frage. Im vorliegenden Fall erwarben die in Frankreich wohnhaften Kläger mit Kaufvertrag vom 23. Februar 2008 bei der in Deutschland ansässigen Beklagten einen neuen Camping-Faltanhänger. Die Kläger rügten in der Folgezeit verschiedene Mängel und forderten die Beklagte mit Schreiben vom 04. Juni 2008 unter Fristsetzung zum 18. Juni 2008 auf, den Faltanhänger abzuholen und die Mängel zu beseitigen. Ein daraufhin vereinbarter Abholtermin bei den Klägern scheiterte. Mit Schreiben vom 10. Juli 2008 setzten die Kläger der Beklagten erneut eine Frist zur Abholung des Faltanhängers bis zum 14. Juli 2008 und erklärten nach fruchtlosem Ablauf dieser Frist den Rücktritt vom Kaufvertrag. (...) Das zentrale Problem des Falles ist daher die Bestimmung Nacherfüllungsortes im Kaufrecht. Unter Erfüllungsort versteht man denjenigen Ort, an dem der Schuldner die Leistungshandlung vornehmen muss und nicht den Ort, an dem der Leistungserfolg (und damit die Erfüllung im Sinne von § 362 I BGB) eintritt. Der BGH wies die Klage mit der Begründung ab, dass der Rücktritt, aufgrund der von den Käufern unterlassenen, aber mit Hinweis auf § 269 I BGB, notwendigen Mitwirkungshandlung, nicht wirksam war. Mit dieser Entscheidung lehnt der BGH die bisher in Rechtsprechung und Literatur vertretenen Hauptauffassungen bezüglich des Nacherfüllungsortes ab und entscheidet sich bei der Bestimmung des Nacherfüllungsortes für den Rückgriff auf die allgemeine Regelung des § 269 I BGB, um interessengerechtere Ergebnisse zu erzielen (A). Ob diese Entscheidung des BGH nun zu mehr Rechtssicherheit bei der Bestimmung des Erfüllungsortes der Nacherfüllung führt, ist jedoch fraglich (B).

Legal Research

How to Find & Understand the Law

Author: Stephen Elias,Editors of Nolo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321836

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 1665

If you're searching for information in a real or virtual law library as a paralegal, law student, legal assistant, journalist, or lay person, finding and accessing the laws that you need to read can be a challenge. Turn to Legal Research, which outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results. In plain, readable English, Attorney Stephen Elias explains, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to: read and understand statutes, regulations and cases evaluate cases for their value as precedent use all the basic tools of legal research practice what you've learned with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions This easy-to-use and understand book has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs. This edition has been condensed to be more readable and includes an expanded discussion on the use of legal research tools on the web.

Legal research materials

Author: Deborah J. Klein

Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company


Category: Law

Page: 110

View: 1697


Concise Legal Research

Author: Robert Watt,Francis Johns

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877238

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 5307

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.

Electronic Legal Research: An Integrated Approach

Author: Stephanie Delaney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418080888

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 777

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.

The Process of Legal Research

Author: Christina L. Kunz

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735512238

Category: Law

Page: 477

View: 8564

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.

Legal Research Explained

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883510

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 8468

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.

Basic Legal Research for Criminal Justice and the Social Sciences

Author: James R. Acker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834210134

Category: Law

Page: 426

View: 7921

This essential primer on legal research is written specifically for criminal justice and social sciences students. The book's basic, how-to approach makes it suitable not only as a guiding text for research courses, but also as a key supplementary text for courses in which legal research is a secondary requirement. Stripped of the cumbersome information found in similar texts for legal students, this slim essentials book gives criminal justice and social sciences students the tools they need for successful research.

Legal Research

Author: D. Stott

Publisher: Routledge Cavendish


Category: Law

Page: 183

View: 4649

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.

Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Morris L. Cohen,Kent C. Olson

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314147073

Category: Law

Page: 478

View: 9666

Serving as both a text for beginning law students and a reference for experienced researchers, Legal Research in a Nutshell provides an overview of basic research methods. The expert authors discuss case law, statutes, secondary sources, and other research tools; they also analyze resources in more specialized areas, such as legislative history and administrative law. Completely updated with dozens of new Web addresses and 20 percent more illustrations of print and electronic sources, this comprehensive guide explains the investigative process using online databases, CD-ROM, and Internet resources, including free and commercial internet sites. Discussion also includes international and comparative law materials, as well as business and interdisciplinary research.

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

View: 1094

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.

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

View: 3113


Legal Research Illustrated

An Abridgement of Fundamentals of Legal Research, Second Edition

Author: J. Myron Jacobstein,Roy M. Mersky

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 386

View: 9763


Legal Research Guide: Patterns and Practice

Author: Bonita K. Roberts,Linda L. Schlueter

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174579

Category: Law

Page: 164

View: 8734

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.

Legal research and writing

Author: David J. Smith

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9780827363557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

View: 1990

A new book dealing with the fundamentals of legal writing and research. Each chapter focuses only on the essential skills needed for success in the paralegal field. Topics include primary law, secondary sources, computers and other technology, citation, legal analysis and more. The text first describes the tools needed to conduct legal research, then shows how they're applied. Review charts, concrete examples, paralegal practice situations, tips from practicing paralegals, and chapter review questions and problems are included.ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-6356-7 Computerized Test Bank (1996), ISBN: 0-8273-7979-X