Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law / Edition 13

Legal Research: How to Find and Understand the Law / Edition 13

by Stephen Elias, Susan Levinkind
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413303951

ISBN-13: 9781413303957

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: NOLO

Excellent for anyone searching for information in a real or virtual law library (including paralegals, law students, legal assistants and journalists), Legal Research outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results.

In plain, readable English, Attorneys Elias and Levinkind explain, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to:
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Overview

Excellent for anyone searching for information in a real or virtual law library (including paralegals, law students, legal assistants and journalists), Legal Research outlines a systematic method to find answers and get results.

In plain, readable English, Attorneys Elias and Levinkind explain, with plenty of examples and instructions, how to:
*read and understand statues, regulations and cases
*evaluate cases for their value as precedent
*use all the basic tools of legal research
*practice what you've learned with "hands-on, feet-in" library exercises, as well as hypothetical research problems and solutions

This easy-to-use and understand book, now in its 13th edition, has been adopted as a text in many law schools and paralegal programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413303957
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Legal Research Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1.   How to Use This Book

2.   An Overview of Legal Research

3.   An Overview of the Law

4.   Putting Your Questions into Legal Categories

5.   Getting Some Background Information

6.   Constitutions, Statutes, Regulations, and Ordinances

7.   Understanding Case Law

8.   How Cases Are Published

9.   Finding Cases

10.  Shepard’s, Digests, and the Internet: Expand and Update Your Research

11.  How to Write a Legal Memorandum

12.  The Legal Research Method: Examples

13.  Legal Research Online

Appendixes

A.   Research Hypotheticals

B.   Research Hypotheticals and Memoranda

C.   Glossary of Legal Terms

List of Library Exercises

List of Internet Exercises

Suggested Approaches to Common Legal Resarch Tasks

Index

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