Doing Legal Research: A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals / Edition 1

Doing Legal Research: A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0803934297
ISBN-13:
9780803934290
Pub. Date:
12/05/1996
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
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Overview

Doing Legal Research: A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals / Edition 1

This useful volume will help researchers and practitioners ensure the legal relevance of their initial research question as well as conduct their own evaluation of the primary legal materials. The book describes how to use a law library to: find, cite and track cases; uncover statutes passed by the state legislatures; examine the legislative history of these statutes and administrative rules and regulations; and discover decisions promulgated by state agencies. In addition it includes exercises that give readers an opportunity to go into the law library and test their developing skills on genuine legal questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803934290
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/05/1996
Series: Applied Social Research Methods Series , #43
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Legal Research
Finding Case Law
Finding Statutes and Legislative History
Finding Administrative Rules, Regulations, Decisions and Orders

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