Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 3

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 3

by Joanne Banker Hames, Yvonne Ekern
     
 

ISBN-10: 013159480X

ISBN-13: 9780131594807

Pub. Date: 04/11/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

By integrating the basics of legal research, legal analysis and legal writing, this book clarifies the interrelationship of these three competencies and allows readers to experience the total legal research process. Its goal is to provide readers with the basic knowledge and tools needed to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results of that…  See more details below

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By integrating the basics of legal research, legal analysis and legal writing, this book clarifies the interrelationship of these three competencies and allows readers to experience the total legal research process. Its goal is to provide readers with the basic knowledge and tools needed to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results of that research and analysis in different types of legal memoranda. Included in the book are skill-building exercises, sample law book pages and a built-in legal dictionary. This edition features expanded coverage of legal writing, a new chapter on legal correspondence, more on computer assisted legal research, and new appendices that reinforce the integrated approach of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131594807
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Series:
Pearson Prentice Hall Legal Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
8.23(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.72(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1-Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis

Chapter 2-The Starting Point: Analyzing Facts and Identifying Legal Issues

Chapter 3-Finding and Analyzing Case Law

Chapter 4-How to Brief a Case

Chapter 5-Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Regulations

Chapter 6-Statutory and Constitutional Analysis

Chapter 7-Secondary Sources

Chapter 8-Digests

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

Chapter 10-Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): Lexis and Westlaw

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

Chapter 12-Basic Legal Writing Tools

Chapter 13-Predictive Legal Writing: The Memorandum of Law

Chapter 14-Persaussive Writing: Writing to the Court

Chapter 15-Motion Practice: Research and Writing Issues

Chapter 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 Materials

Appendix D-Research Strategies and Overview

Appendix E-Defendant 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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