Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 5

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 5

by Joanne B. Hames, Yvonne Ekern
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0133495035

ISBN-13: 9780133495034

Pub. Date: 04/01/2014

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing


Third Edition


 


 


Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing covers the legal research process in a practical, skill-building manner by intelligently integrating legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing. This third edition continues

Overview

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing


Third Edition


 


 


Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing covers the legal research process in a practical, skill-building manner by intelligently integrating legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing. This third edition continues to present substantive material and practical research and writing exercises to assist students in developing traditional library skills, a working knowledge of the law library, and basic legal analysis and writing skills. 


 


Features


•           Chapter-opening hypothetical situations introduce each chapter topic and encourage students to think about the subject matter in a practical setting.


•           Research checklists provide quick, easy-to-read summaries of the material found in the text.


•           Can You Figure It Out? features practical exercises at the end of each chapter that give students the opportunity to practice research skills before going to the library.


•           Citation Matters introduces one new facet of legal citation in each chapter to develop important citation skills.


•           Research assignments and activities at the end of each chapter provide library research problems,analysis exercises, and writing assignments.


•           A citation guide, overview of the research process, research strategies outline, memorandum of points and authorities, and appellate brief are all included in the appendices.


 


New To This Edition


•           Expanded coverage of online legal research, includingLexis, Westlaw, and other legal resources on the Internet


•           Expanded coverage of basic writing skills and drafting of legal documents


•           Chapter 14, Legal Correspondence


•           Expanded Appendix A: Research fact patterns now including case documents, such as transcripts and declarations 


•           Appendix F: partially written case briefs requiring students to fill in blank sections 


•           Appendix G: supplemental case law for some of the chapter assignments and completion of the case briefs in Appendix F

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133495034
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
648
Sales rank:
246,298
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

2. The Starting Point: Analyzing Facts and Identifying Legal Issues

3. Finding and Analyzing Case Law

4. How to Read and Summarize a Case

5. Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Regulations

6. Statutory and Constitutional Analysis

7. Secondary Sources

8. Digests

9. Validating Your Research: Using Shepards, Keycite and other Citators

10. Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law

11. Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): The Freely Accessible Internet

12. Basic Legal Writing Skills

13. The Memorandum of Law: Predictive Legal Writing

14. Writing to the Court: Persuasive Writing

15. Motion Practice: Research and Writing Issues

16. Legal Correspondence

Appendix A: Research Case Files

Appendix B: Research and Writing Problems Based on Short Stated Fact Patterns

Appendix C: Basic Citation Reference Guide

Appendix D: Research Strategies: An Overview

Appendix E: Defendants’ Joint Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction: Initial Research Memoranda

Appendix F: Appellate Brief

Appendix G: Case Briefing Practice

Appendix H: Supplemental Cases

Appendix I: Answer Key to Test Yourself

Appendix J: U.S. Court System

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