Legal Research in a Nutshell

Legal Research in a Nutshell

by Morris L. Cohen
     
 

Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in

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Finding and using legal resources effectively is an essential skill for lawyers. This comprehensive but succinct guide covers major Internet resources as well as online databases and library materials, with almost a hundred illustrations of print and online sources. Several hundred websites are discussed and placed in context for effective and productive use in research. Discussion includes coverage of legislative history, administrative law, specialized and interdisciplinary resources, and research in international and comparative law. Appendices list state research guides and treatises and services by subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314286659
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
285,190
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Research Process1
Ch. 2Court Reports13
Ch. 3Case-Finding43
Ch. 4Case-Finding by Computer77
Ch. 5Statutes100
Ch. 6Legislative History139
Ch. 7Administrative Law172
Ch. 8Looseleaf Services201
Ch. 9Secondary Materials220
Ch. 10International Law: U.S. Sources248
Ch. 11International Law: General Sources269
Ch. 12English and Commonwealth Legal Research293
Ch. 13The Civil Law System308
App. A. State Research Guides320
App. B. Contents of National Reporter System326
App. C. Current Status of Major Official State Reports328
App. D. Major Looseleaf Services336
Subject Index347
Title Index363

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