Legal Research / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$31.11
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 05/26/2015
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$105.55
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $82.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 33%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $82.99   
  • New (6) from $100.02   
  • Used (4) from $82.99   

Overview

Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"One of the greatest strengths of this text is its readability. The lessons are communicated in a clear fashion, language is appropriate for a freshman learner, and there is no intimidation through use of legalese that is so often present in paralegal textbooks."

"This textbook is a guide and a great depth reference to legal research."

"This book is a winner in helping so many confused entry level, even law clerks understand what it takes to perform good legal research and why it is so crucial that the research is on point."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285439938
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 421
  • Sales rank: 572,380
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


William Putman was an instructor in the Legal Assistant Studies Program at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the Paralegal Studies Program at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico for ten years. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1975.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to legal principles and authorities and the research process 1
Ch. 2 The role of key terms and key facts in legal research 25
Ch. 3 Issue identification - spotting the issue 47
Ch. 4 Constitutions, statutes, administrative law, and court rules - research and analysis 71
Ch. 5 Case law - research and briefing 119
Ch. 6 Case law analysis - is a case on point? 153
Ch. 7 Secondary authority and other research sources - encyclopedias, treatises, American law reports, digests, Shepard's 174
Ch. 8 Secondary authority - periodicals, restatements, uniform laws, dictionaries, legislative history, and other secondary authorities 224
Ch. 9 Computer and Internet research 261
Ch. 10 Fee-based Internet research 279
Ch. 11 Legal citation 320
Ch. 12 Counteranalysis 359
Ch. 13 The research process for effective legal research 378
App. A Legal research memorandum 406
App. B Research source chart 411
App. C Court opinions referred to in the text 413
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)