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Table of Contents
Chapter 1-Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
Chapter 2-The Starting Point: Analyzing Facts and Identifying Legal Issues
Chapter 3-Finding and Analyzing Case Law
Chapter 4-How to Brief a Case
Chapter 5-Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Regulations
Chapter 6-Statutory and Constitutional Analysis
Chapter 7-Secondary Sources
Chapter 9-Validating Your Research: Using Shepards, Keycite and other Citators
Chapter 10-Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): Lexis and Westlaw
Chapter 11-Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): The Freely Accessible Internet
Chapter 12-Basic Legal Writing Tools
Chapter 13-Predictive Legal Writing: The Memorandum of Law
Chapter 14-Persaussive Writing: Writing to the Court
Chapter 15-Motion Practice: Research and Writing Issues
Chapter 16-Legal Correspondence
Appendix A-Research Case Files
Appendix B-Research and Writing Problems Based on Short Stated Fact Patterns
Appendix C-Basic Citation Reference Materials
Appendix D-Research Strategies and Overview
Appendix E-Defendant Joint Memorandum of Points and Authorities in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction: Initial Research Memoranda
Appendix F- Appellate Brief
Appendix G-Case Briefing Practice
Appendix H-Supplemental Cases
Appendix I- Answer Key to Test Yourself
Appendix J-U.S. Court System