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Basic Legal Research : Tools and Strategies

Basic Legal Research : Tools and Strategies - 2nd edition

Basic Legal Research : Tools and Strategies - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780735527799

ISBN10: 0735527792

Basic Legal Research : Tools and Strategies by Amy E. Sloan - ISBN 9780735527799
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2003
International: No
Basic Legal Research : Tools and Strategies by Amy E. Sloan - ISBN 9780735527799

ISBN13: 9780735527799

ISBN10: 0735527792

Edition: 2ND 03

Summary

For clear and accessible step-by-step instruction on the basis of legal research, instructors can count on this thorough revision of Amy Sloan's popular paperback text. BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH: Tools and Strategies, Second Edition, gives students hands-on experience in legal research and provides an up-to-date teachable text, especially well suited to a shorter course.

In addition to teaching critical legal skills, the author fosters student confidence through:

  • a building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible parts
  • self-contained chapters on individual research sources and flexible processes to remain useful regardless of how a particular shcool teaches legal research
  • a comprehensive chapter on electronic research that allows instructors to introduce as much - or as little - of the topic as they choose
  • end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts to reinforce learning and facilitate teaching

helpful graphics -such as sample pages and examples of research sources - throughout the text
The Second Edition responds to both user feedback and developments in the field, with several significant changes:

  • completely revised and updated chapter on electronic legal research, reflecting the many developments in this area and featuring new computer screen captures and more on non-Lexis/Westlaw sources, including Loislaw and Findlaw
  • expanded information on constructing effective natural language searches, with new coverage of Boolean searches
  • updated citation sections now include the ALWD Citation Manual
  • a shorter chapter on legislative history
  • more information on procedural rules and state statutes

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction to Legal Research
Generating Search Terms
Secondary Source Research
Case Research
Research with Shepard's Citation and Other Citators
Statutory Research
Federal Legislative History Research
Federal Administrative Law Research
Subject-Matter Service Research
Electronic Legal Research
Developing a Research Plan
Appendix A: Selected Internet Research Resources

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