Many students and first-time practitioners may know of certain legal textbooks which cover a certain area, but do not know where to look to update the knowledge these books provide. Similarly, a legal problem may arise which is not generally covered by such books. This work deals with how to find the answers, how to update an answer, how to discover if those cases have been applied since judgement was given, how to find statutes and regulators, and how to research and understand the law.
Author: Stephen Elias
Release Date: 2018-08-13
Legal Research: Take the law into your own hands Do you have legal questions at home, at work, or as part of law-related course work? Legal Research provides everything you need, laying out easy-to-follow research methods that will help you find the right answers. Find out how to: locate and understand statutes, regulations, and cases make sure your research is 100% up to date organize your research results into a memorandum of law for use at school, at work, or in court. Completely updated for the 17th edition, Legal Research shows how to use the Web to find statutes, cases, background information, and answers to specific legal questions. Even more important, you’ll be guided to the most reliable and user-friendly sites, so you won’t drown in an information flood. Lots of examples and easy-to-understand instructions teach you how to use all the basic legal research tools, including: Internet search engines reliable free legal websites legal encyclopedias, periodicals, and treatises annotated legal codes and statutes published reports of state and federal court cases case digests and Shepard’s Citations the best legal blogs
Author: Suzan D. Herskowitz
Release Date: 2005
Legal Research Made Easy is designed to take the fear out of doing legal research, no matter whom the researcher may be. It answers how to do it, when it is necessary, where you should look, what you should be looking for and why it is important. With a sample research problem to serve as a guide and research tips to save time, this book finally makes the legal research process clear for everyone.
Author: J. Paul Lomio
Publisher: Djoef Pub
Release Date: 2011
Lawyers engaged in European/US transborder transactions need to know how to find, understand, and compare applicable foreign and international laws. Breaking the oceanic divide, this book is the first legal research guide to consider internationalization and globalization in both the new law school curriculums and the changing practice of law. The book is a significant expansion and revision of the second edition of Legal Research Methods in the US and Europe. With the inclusion of material on China, Russia, and England - and on researching foreign law in general - the book now reflects a broader scope. Regarding US legal research, this edition explains the impacts and effects of major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext, and the revolutionary Law.gov movement.
Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Learn to conduct legal research without wasting time or duplicating effort! This one-of-a-kind text covers every phase of the legal research process and includes examples, illustrations, and assignments based on real-life cases. Practical information in every chapter shows you how to identify key facts and issues in a case, how to conduct statutory and case law research and analysis, as well as how to brief cases, research secondary authority, conduct electronic legal research and counteranalysis, and cite authority. Designed to help you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of legal research, the book guides you through each step in the research process, including how to determine what to research, how to identify key facts and terms, what to look for when researching, what to do with the research once it is found, and how to organize research. You'll also find extensive coverage of primary and secondary research sources, including Internet and computer research, citation format, and case law analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Sonja Larsen
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 1997
This user-friendly volume will help non-lawyers find their way through the complexities of law. Readers learn how to begin a legal research problem and how to carry it through to completion. Helpful hints give practical tips on conducting a thorough research project.
Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Comprehensive yet easy to understand, the third edition of LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING teaches the fundamentals in a hands-on, step-by-step format that is designed to build confidence. With coverage of key topics such as research analytical principles, legal research, legal analysis, and legal writing, this popular book covers the information readers need to know in order to find, access, apply, and analyze legal materials. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises clarify material and give readers additional opportunities for practice. In addition, the third edition includes the most up-to-date information in the field, with special attention given to electronic research programs such as WestlawNext, LexisNexis interface, Shepard's online, and Westlaw's KeyCite. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Willem H. van Boom
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2018-06-29
Empirical legal research is a growing field of academic expertise, yet lawyers are not always familiar with the possibilities and limitations of the available methods. Empirical Legal Research in Action presents readers with first-hand experiences of empirical research on law and legal issues.
Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2008
Designed as a comprehensive resource, The Pocket Guide to Legal Research is a desk reference for use by paralegal students, practicing paralegals, legal assistants, and attorneys. The easy to understand format allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered research questions regarding case, statutory, secondary authority, Internet research, and legal citation. Complete with a glossary of relevant legal research, and appendices covering court opinion, elements of statute, and a research source chart; The Pocket Guide to Legal Research is the most comprehensive guide available on legal research. Written in a non-technical manner, this book will ease the transition from student to professional, and will remain a valuable resource in a legal setting.
Author: Peter Cane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-05-17
The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential. The Handbook has three parts. The first deals with the development and institutional context of empirical legal research. The second - and largest - part consists of critical accounts of empirical research on many aspects of the legal world - on criminal law, civil law, public law, regulatory law and international law; on lawyers, judicial institutions, legal procedures and evidence; and on legal pluralism and the public understanding of law. The third part introduces readers to the methods of empirical research, and its place in the law school curriculum.
Author: Charles Szypszak
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2011-08-25
A comprehensive overview and resource for public administration students and practitioners. This book is a combination of an introduction to basic legal principles, analysis of excerpts from instructive cases, and practical advice. It is an original approach to learning about law for those who work for the public good, the culmination of more than twenty-five years of research, study, counseling, law reform work, and reflection on what the law is and should be and how this can be explained to any reasonably thoughtful person. The book combines substantive coverage of law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration, analysis of illustrative cases, and practical advice. It distills and simplifies complex topics and combines legal theory with practical realities. The book describes the general nature of the laws, cases, and legal principles that public administrators are most likely to encounter. It begins by considering the sources of rules that govern our behavior, the evolution of formal law, and formal sources of law in the United States legal system. The next several chapters discuss constitutional law principles, providing an overview of important issues and analyzing important illustrative cases. The next several chapters follow a similar approach to the main law subjects likely to be encountered in public administration. The remaining chapters cover practical matters, including public ethics, how to deal with lawyers, and how to do legal research.
Author: Charles Calleros
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Highly regarded and classroom-proven, the Legal Method and Writing takes a comprehensive approach to legal writing that bridges law school and law office. Exercises and real-life examples—many taken from actual cases—provide stepping-off points from which to practice legal thinking and communication. Calleros seamlessly weaves multicultural themes into many of the problems and examples to add context and enrich student understanding of legal issues. Features: Updated, enhanced, and clarified throughout Expanded discussion of statutory interpretation, with new and updated sources Description of tribal court systems (as well as state and federal courts systems) added, supplementing existing discussion of tribal governments and legal method New examples of statements of rules, in objective memos and arguments for briefs, including samples illustrating (1) the difference between rules with mandatory elements and those with factors that the court will consider or balance, and (2) explaining or proving a rule by establishing noncontroversial matters with “light analysis” and more complicated or disputed matters with in-depth analysis. Addition of an advanced outlining exercise, as well as an illustration of flow-charting. Citation coverage updated to reflect the new Bluebook and ALWD editions