9780135109441

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

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    9780135109441

  • ISBN10:

    0135109442

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/21/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, 4/efully integrates the basics of legal research, analysis, and writing, bringing together all the basic knowledge and tools students need to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results in diverse forms of legal memoranda. It provides many highly realistic research and writing exercises, as well as new tools designed to help students become more effective writers. Throughout, it clarifies the interrelationships among legal research, analysis, and writing, enabling students to experience the total process as it is performed in practice. Reflecting today#x19;s new realities, this edition also contains extensive new coverage of Internet-based research on both free and fee-based sites.

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 8-Digests

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

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