The Legal Research and Writing Handbook / Edition 1

The Legal Research and Writing Handbook / Edition 1

by Andrea B. Yelin, Hope V. Samborn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0316968099

ISBN-13: 9780316968096

Pub. Date: 12/31/1995

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

From building a checklist for research to outlining a memorandum, every aspect of the vital skills of research and writing is explained and illustrated in this practical and straightforward paperback. The book opens with a brief overview of the U.S. Legal System in which the authors introduce the types of authorities, discuss the role of the paralegal, and set a

Overview

From building a checklist for research to outlining a memorandum, every aspect of the vital skills of research and writing is explained and illustrated in this practical and straightforward paperback. The book opens with a brief overview of the U.S. Legal System in which the authors introduce the types of authorities, discuss the role of the paralegal, and set a foundation for research and writing. The book then covers the topic in two logical parts—Legal Research and Legal Writing. Their careful pedagogy includes: a chapter devoted to computerized legal research, including: a comparison of LEXIS and WESTLAW numerous illustrations, including sample pages from common research sources exercises to practice researching and writing samples of good and bad student drafting overviews, summaries, and key terms a chapter on writing fundamentals handy appendices: Shepardizing and Cite Checking and Bluebook. A chapter devoted to computerized legal research, including a Citation. A Workbook of exercises tests students' knowledge of concepts, and a helpful Instructor's Resource Guide is available on disk to users of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316968096
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528

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