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The Legal Research Process; Court Reports; Federal Court Cases; State Court Cases and the National Reporter System; Digests for Court Reverts; Annotated Law Reports; Constitutions; Federal Legislation; Federal Legislative Histories; State and Municipal Legislation; Court Rules and Procedures; Administrative Law; Looseleaf Services; Shepard's Citations and Other Citator Services; Legal Encyclopedias; Legal Periodicals and Indexes; Treatises, Restatements, Uniform Laws, Model Codes and Interstate Compacts; Other Research Aids; International Law; English Legal Research; Computer-Assisted Legal Research; Legal Citation Form; Federal Tax Research.

This authoritative introduction and guide to legal research has been updated to include the latest developments in legal research. You'll find in-depth discussion of the legal research process, including citators, research aids, computer-assisted research, and key Internet sources. Numerous appendixes speed up and simplify your research. Illustrations and charts help present and clarify fundamentals. Textbook can be used in conjunction with Jacobstein, Mersky, and Dunn's Assignment to Fundamentals of Legal Research, a workbook of exercises that complement and reinforce information in the textbook (see individual listing).

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Introduces the publication process and methods for locating court cases, and examines other sources of primary law and secondary sources useful in legal research. Covers international law, English legal research, citation form, and federal taxation. This sixth edition is revised to incorporate changes in legal research methods in recent years, and includes discussion of CALR resources and major microform sets, a chapter on computer-assisted legal research, and new document illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587780660
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/25/2002
  • Series: University Textbook Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 543
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Legal Research
Chapter 2. The Legal Research Process
Chapter 3. Court Reports
Chapter 4. Federal Court Cases
Chapter 5. State Court Cases and the National Reporter System
Chapter 6. Digests for Court Reports
Chapter 7. Annotated Law Reports
Chapter 8. Constitutions
Chapter 9. Federal Legislation
Chapter 10. Federal Legislative Histories
Chapter 11. State and Municipal Legislation
Chapter 12. Court Rules and Procedures
Chapter 13. Administrative Law
Chapter 14. Loose-leaf Services
Chapter 15. Shepard's Citations, KeyCite, and Other Citator Services
Chapter 16. Legal Encyclopedias
Chapter 17. Legal Periodicals and Indexes
Chapter 18. Treaties, Restatements, Uniform Laws, Model Codes, and Interstate Compacts
Chapter 19. Other Legal and General Research and Reference Aids
Chapter 20. International Law
Chapter 21. English Legal Research
Chapter 22. Computer-Assisted Legal Research
Chapter 23. Legal Citation Form
Chapter 24. Federal Tax Research
A. Table of Abbreviations
B. State Guides to Legal Research
C. Legal Research in Territories of the United States
D. State Reports
E. Coverage of the National Reporter System
F. Fundamental Lawyering Skills § 3 Legal Research
G. Selected Law-Related Internet Sources
H. Chart on Legal Research Procedure
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