×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Process of Legal Research; Authorities and Options / Edition 8
  • Alternative view 1 of The Process of Legal Research; Authorities and Options / Edition 8
  • Alternative view 2 of The Process of Legal Research; Authorities and Options / Edition 8
     

The Process of Legal Research; Authorities and Options / Edition 8

1.0 1
by Kunz
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1454805528

ISBN-13: 9781454805526

Pub. Date: 06/28/2012

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

A time-tested, proven introduction, The Process of Legal Research acquaints students with all of the sources and relevant vocabulary and shows how each source works, how to combine sources into a cohesive research process, and how to resolve legal problems through effective techniques. Extensive illustrations and examples quickly engage students in actual

Overview

A time-tested, proven introduction, The Process of Legal Research acquaints students with all of the sources and relevant vocabulary and shows how each source works, how to combine sources into a cohesive research process, and how to resolve legal problems through effective techniques. Extensive illustrations and examples quickly engage students in actual research problems, as the text carefully demonstrates how research and writing are interrelated processes. The authors focus on teaching the best research practices, illustrating how to choose the appropriate source and media for each type of problem. Electronic research is completely integrated into the text. Students are given solid guidance for every type of situation, learning when and how to choose between paper and electronic research, and how the choice among different media can result in different access means, scope, and currency of materials. The Process of Legal Research offers extensive, well-researched problems sets, ideal for large programs that need plenty of exercise options for their students. Pages with problems sets are perforated for easy use.

The Eighth Edition finds a sharper focus on the basics, asking and answering the questions, "What are the various forms of legal authority?" and "How does each contribute to resolving a client's legal problem?" A greater emphasis on how to choose the optimal research options for various authorities includes a mix of print and online as well as public and commercial resources. Each chapter includes a table of optimal research options. The Eighth Edition skillfully interweaves smaller employment law problems faced by a firm throughout the text, rather than the single mega-problem of previous editions, and new flow-chart style charts illuminate much of the denser text. Citations are covered in citation boxes, reflecting both the Bluebook and ALWD. In a leaner writing style designed appeal to modern students, the Eighth Edition confronts some of the most current hot topics, such as how people think about research today and what firms find wanting in new lawyers research abilities.

Hallmark features:

  • Provides a complete introduction to the process of legal research
  • the sources and vocabulary of legal research
  • how each source works
  • how to combine sources into a research process
  • how to resolve legal problems through effective research techniques
  • Extensive illustrations and examples of actual research problems
  • Teaches the best research practices
  • how to choose the appropriate source and media for various types of problems
  • Integrates electronic research
  • discusses when and how to choose between paper and electronic research
  • shows how the choice among media results in different access means, scope, and currency of materials
  • Includes extensive, well-researched problems sets

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454805526
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
418,271
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction
a. What to do before Law School
b. Plan the Work and Work the Plan - A General Approach to Law School
Chapter 2. Acing Law School Classes Means Acing Law School Exams
a. The preeminence of the final exam in law school grading
b. How to focus on the final exam before class has even begun
c. The big picture approach to classes
d. Outlining
e. The question and answer preparation method: applying law to facts
f. Using study aids and preparing for the exam
g. How to write a law school exam: developing an approach to spotting issues
h. Other variations: multiple choice, short answer, and take home exams
Chapter 3. Preparing for and Participating in Class
a. Introduction to class
b. How class participation affects your grade
c. Reading and Briefing Cases to Prepare for Class
d. Note taking
e. Getting to know your professor without brown-nosing
f. Participating in class without being hated by your peers
Chapter 4. Legal Writing and Legal Practice Classes
Chapter 5. Writing Seminar Papers and Notes
Chapter 6. Getting on a Law Review or Journal
Chapter 7. Student Organizations, Moot Court, and Clinics
Chapter 8. The Married & Family Law School Experience

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Process of Legal Research; Authorities and Options / Edition 8 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The overview and summary listed here appear to refer to a different book not the Legal Research book.