Foundations of Legal Research and Writing, 2E / Edition 2

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St. Paul, MN 2001 Softcover 2nd Edition New Condition Brand New, Includes Citation at A Glance Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0766831647. ISBN/EAN: 9780766831643. Inventory No: ... 1560741282. Read more Show Less

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Foundations of Legal Research and Writing, 2nd Edition" can be used in vocational, two-year, four-year, and graduate paralegal programs. It can also be used as a business, industry, and government training tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766831643
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/17/2001
  • Series: The West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 628
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol M. Bast is a graduate of New York Law School; Carol also received an MBA from the University of Central Florida, and a PhD in Spanish from the University of Florida. She is a member of many professional organizations including American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects and the Legal Writing Institute. She has won several professional awards, and has presented at numerous events. Carol has authored several publications including Foundations of Law and Florida Courts. Carol is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida.

Margie Hawkins received her Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of South Florida, and is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information science honor society. She holds undergraduate degrees in History and Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), and the Orange County Bar Association. She served on the Advisory Committee for the Valencia Community College Paralegal Studies Program (1993-2006). Ms. Hawkins is a co-author of the 2nd and 3rd editions of Foundations of Legal Research and Writing. Her area of expertise is computer-assisted legal research and the Internet. Margie is the Librarian for the Orlando office of Holland & Knight LLP.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1. Chapter 1. Law and Sources of Law. Chapter 2. Legal Reasoning and Analysis. Chapter 3. Secondary Sources and Finding Tools. Chapter 4. The Judicial Branch and Cases. Chapter 5. Primary Sources: Constitutions, Statues, Court Rules, and Administrative Law. Chapter 6. Citators. Chapter 7. Overview of the Research Process. Chapter 8. Computer Assisted Legal Research. Chapter 9. The Internet in a Nutshell. Chapter 10. Cyber-Law: Using the Internet as a Legal Research Tool. Part 2. Chapter 11. Introduction to Legal Writing. Chapter 12. Fundamentals of Writing. Chapter 13. Transmittal Letter and Client Opinion Letter. Chapter 14. Contracts. Chapter 15. Pleadings. Chapter 16. Law Office Memo. Chapter 17. Memorandum of Law. Chapter 18. Appellate Brief.

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