Georgia Legal Researchby Nancy P. Johnson, Nancy J. Adams, Elizabeth Adelman
Pub. Date: 08/14/2007
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Georgia Legal Research is the first book of its kind devoted to the resources and strategies needed to research Georgia state law. Taking a process-oriented approach, the book explains research in Georgia cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, and administrative law. Additional chapters describe the research process, secondary sources and practical guides, and online research. An appendix reviews citation to legal sources under Georgia court rules, the ALWD Manual, and the Bluebook.
Georgia Legal Research was designed specifically for teaching legal research to first-year law students. Others who will find it helpful include practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and even laypeople. It is clearly written, making even complex ideas accessible.
Outlines of the research process and short excerpts from Georgia resources make the book easy to use. Web addresses point researchers to the many sources for finding free Georgia legal material online.
Concise explanations of resources needed for researching federal law and the law of other states are provided throughout. Thus, Georgia Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text concentrating on federal law.
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