9780314129017

Legal Research and Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780314129017

  • ISBN10:

    0314129014

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-13
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning

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Summary

Legal Research and Writing, 5E is an excellent reference tool for anyone in the legal field. The research chapters cover the variety of media formats in which modern legal research is performed including the Internet and CD-ROMs. The writing chapters provide samples of letters, memoranda of law and portions of appellate briefs and the included writing exercises are perfect for self-study. Numerous photographs of books, sample pages and computer screens are also included.

Table of Contents

PART I LEGAL RESEARCH 1(286)
1 Preliminary Considerations
3(18)
2 Categories of Laws and Research Materials
21(10)
3 Defining Research Materials: An Introductory Overview
31(48)
4 Authority in Research and Writing
79(12)
5 Citation Form
91(28)
6 Components of Many Law Books
119(6)
7 The CARTWHEEL and Other Index Search Systems
125(8)
8 The First Level of Legal Research: Background
133(6)
9 Checklists for Using Nine Major Search Resources
139(46)
10 Case Law
185(18)
11 Statutory Law
203(28)
12 Other Primary Authority
231(14)
13 Computer Research
245(32)
14 Validation--The Third Level of Research: Ending Your Research
277(10)
PART II LEGAL WRITING 287(48)
15 Letter Writing
289(6)
16 Memorandum of Law
295(14)
17 Appellate Brief
309(6)
18 Writing Fundamentals
315(20)
APPENDICES 335(44)
A. Bibliography of Legal Research and Citation Guides on State Law 335(4)
B. Case Law on the Internet 339(6)
C. Court Opinions for Assignments 345(8)
D. Some Usage Guidelines for Formal Writing 353(26)
GLOSSARY 379(12)
INDEX 391

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