Legal Research

Legal Research

by William H. Putman
     
 

Legal Research provides in-depth coverage of difficult legal research topics with multiple examples, illustrations, and assignments. Readers will find the book easy to understand with its subject matter presented simply and clearly. With its step-by-step approach, chapters introduce students to legal principles and authorities, legal research and analysis and the… See more details below

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Legal Research provides in-depth coverage of difficult legal research topics with multiple examples, illustrations, and assignments. Readers will find the book easy to understand with its subject matter presented simply and clearly. With its step-by-step approach, chapters introduce students to legal principles and authorities, legal research and analysis and the research process. In addition, chapters explain the role of key terms and facts in legal research with issue identification. Constitutions, statutes, administrative law and court rules are covered, as well as case law and analysis. Internet resources provide easy access of additional information to both the instructor and student.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901428357012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to legal principles and authorities and the research process1
Ch. 2The role of key terms and key facts in legal research25
Ch. 3Issue identification - spotting the issue47
Ch. 4Constitutions, statutes, administrative law, and court rules - research and analysis71
Ch. 5Case law - research and briefing119
Ch. 6Case law analysis - is a case on point?153
Ch. 7Secondary authority and other research sources - encyclopedias, treatises, American law reports, digests, Shepard's174
Ch. 8Secondary authority - periodicals, restatements, uniform laws, dictionaries, legislative history, and other secondary authorities224
Ch. 9Computer and Internet research261
Ch. 10Fee-based Internet research279
Ch. 11Legal citation320
Ch. 12Counteranalysis359
Ch. 13The research process for effective legal research378
App. ALegal research memorandum406
App. BResearch source chart411
App. CCourt opinions referred to in the text413

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