Legal Research, Analysis and Writing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
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The practical approach of the second edition of Legal Research , Analysis and Writing, provides the foundation of material that meets the challenge Paralegals and law clerks face when called upon to perform substantive legal research, analysis, and writing tasks. Numerous examples, exercises, and online resources are included.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Research, Analytical Principles, and the Legal Process
Introduction to Legal Principles and Authorities
Introduction to Legal Research and Analysis
Legal Research
Constitutions, Statutes, Administrative Law, and Court Rules--Research and Analysis
Case Law--Research and Briefing
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
Computers and Legal Research
Legal Citation
The Specifics of Legal Analysis
Legal Analysis--Key Facts
Legal Analysis--Issue Identification--Spotting the Issue
Legal Analysis--Stating the Issue
Case Law Analysis--Is a Case on Point?
Legal Writing
Fundamentals of Writing
The Writing Process for Effective Legal Writing
Office Legal Memorandum: Issues and Facts
Office Legal Memorandum: Analysis to Conclusion
External Memoranda: Court Briefs
Court Opinions Referred to in the Text
Appellate Court Brief
Web Sites
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