Legal Research in a Nutshell / Edition 9

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This text will introduce you to the dramatic transformation in legal research created by the electronic revolution. This edition focuses on using online databases, CD-ROM and Internet-based resources. The basic organization of our text mirrors the structure of both the law school curriculum and the legal literature. We begin with case law and statutes and then work out to secondary sources and other research tools. We also include discussion of international and comparative law materials. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.
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Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5<"> overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314180070
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2007
  • Series: Nutshell Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 507
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.41 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Research Process 1
Ch. 2 Court Reports 13
Ch. 3 Case-Finding 43
Ch. 4 Case-Finding by Computer 77
Ch. 5 Statutes 100
Ch. 6 Legislative History 139
Ch. 7 Administrative Law 172
Ch. 8 Looseleaf Services 201
Ch. 9 Secondary Materials 220
Ch. 10 International Law: U.S. Sources 248
Ch. 11 International Law: General Sources 269
Ch. 12 English and Commonwealth Legal Research 293
Ch. 13 The Civil Law System 308
App. A. State Research Guides 320
App. B. Contents of National Reporter System 326
App. C. Current Status of Major Official State Reports 328
App. D. Major Looseleaf Services 336
Subject Index 347
Title Index 363
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