Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 3

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing / Edition 3

by Joanne Banker Hames, Yvonne Ekern
     
 

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

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 Brief a Case

5. Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Regulations

6. Statutory and Constitutional Analysis

7. Secondary Sources

8. Digests

9. Validating Your Research: Using Shepard’s, Keycite, and other citators

10. Computer Assisted Legal Research (CALR)

11. Basic Legal Writing Tools

12. Predictive Legal Writing: The Memorandum of Law

13. Persuasive Writing: Writing to the Court

14. Legal Correspondence

APPENDIX A: RESEARCH AND WRITING PROBLEMS BASED ON STATED FACT PATTERNS AND CASE FILE DOCUMENTS

APPENDIX B: BASIC CITATION REFERENCE GUIDE

APPENDIX C: RESEARCH STRATEGIES: AN OVERVIEW

APPENDIX D: DEFENDANTS’ JOINT MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF’S MOTIONS FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION: INITIAL RESEARCH MEMORANDA

APPENDIX E: APPELLATE BRIEF

APPENDIX F: CASE BRIEFING PRACTICE

APPENDIX G: SUPPLEMENTAL CASES

GLOSSARY

INDEX

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