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This text is a rare and in-depth teaching tool covering every phase of the LEGAL RESEARCH process, including how to avoid wasted time and duplication of effort. Multiple examples, illustrations, and more assignments based on real life cases are contained in the text aiding in the instructor's teaching and the student's understanding of the concepts and principles taught in the chapters. The clearly presented, step-by-step treatment of material ensures that readers will understand all the facts, insights and knowledge presented to conduct effective and efficient LEGAL RESEARCH. A list of web sites complements the books content.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Legal Principles and Authorities and the Research Process|
|The Role of Key Terms and Key Facts in Legal Research|
|Issue Identification--Spotting the Issue|
|Constitutions, Statutes, Administrative Law, and Court Rules--Research and Analysis|
|Case Law--Research and Briefing|
|Case Law Analysis--Is a Case on Point?|
|Secondary Authority and Other Research Sources--Encyclopedias, Treatises, American Law Reports, Digests, Shepard's|
|Secondary Authority--Periodicals, Restatements, Uniform Laws, Dictionaries, Legislative History, and Other Secondary Authorities|
|Computer and Internet Research|
|Fee-Based Internet Research|
|The Research Process for Effective Legal Research|
|Legal Research Memorandum|
|Research Source Chart|
|Court Opinions Referred to in the Text|
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