Oregon Legal Research

Author: Suzanne E. Rowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781531001902
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The 2016 revision to Oregon Legal Research (3d ed.) includes updated information and screenshots for Lexis Advance, Westlaw Thomson Reuters, and important government websites. The pagination remains the same as the 2014 printing, so there¿s no need to update syllabi or course materials. As always, the book takes a process-oriented approach to legal research, integrating legal analysis and organization as it explains how to conduct research in Oregon cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, and administrative law. Several chapters are dedicated to the research process, secondary sources and practice guides, and updating with KeyCite and Shepard's. An appendix reviews current citation to legal sources under Oregon court rules, the ALWD Guide (5th ed.), and the Bluebook (20th ed.). Concise explanations of resources needed for researching federal law are provided throughout. Thus, Oregon Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text concentrating on federal law. Oregon Legal Research was designed specifically for teaching legal research to first-year law students, but it has also been successful with upper-level classes. Moreover, practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and even laypeople will find it a useful introduction to Oregon sources.

Teaching Legal Research

Author: Barbara Bintliff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317986733
Format: PDF, Docs
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Legal research is a fundamental skill for all law students and attorneys. Regardless of practice area or work venue, knowledge of the sources and processes of legal research underpins the legal professional’s work. Academic law librarians, as research experts, are uniquely qualified to teach legal research. Whether participating in the mandatory, first-year law school curriculum or offering advanced or specialized legal research instruction, law librarians have the up-to-date knowledge, the broad view of the field, and the expertise to provide the best legal research instruction possible. This collection offers both theoretical and practical guidance on legal research education from the perspectives of the law librarian. Containing well-reasoned, analytical articles on the topic, the volume explains and supports the law librarian’s role in legal research instruction. The contributors to this book, all experts in teaching legal research, challenge academic law librarians to seize their instructional role in the legal academy. This book was based on a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Introduction to Paralegalism Perspectives Problems and Skills

Author: William P. Statsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111805725
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to Paralegalism, seventh edition, explores the dynamic of working in a modern law office setting, and provides new paralegals with the ten critical skills and real-world context necessary to succeed in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454881755
Format: PDF, Docs
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Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law

Author: Beth Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317965264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Researching ballot measures can be one of the most daunting types of legal research. Exploring Initiative and Referendum Law: Selected State Research Guides offers legal researchers an easy-to-use guide that provides thorough overviews of I&R (initiative and referendum) laws within twenty-three states. This unique resource provides state-specific guidance about both forms of I&R law, those state laws permitting I&R, and those state laws enacted as a result of the I&R process. Any legal researcher beginning a project or needing to know just where to go for the right resources will get helpful general and specific information on practical research strategies and resources. Up to now, finding the literature to research the state-specific history of a law passed by initiative or referendum has been extremely difficult. This book fills this gap by providing top researchers with brief overviews of the individual state processes while providing important primary and secondary sources, including Web sites. The guide’s chapters are separated alphabetically by state for fast and easy reference. Annotated bibliographies of books, articles, and Web sites are provided, along with instructions about what documents one can expect to find on the Web, and how to use free databases. Because of this useful volume’s unique focus, the book may well become an essential resource for law librarians, attorneys, law faculty, law students, and Political Science scholars. This book was published as a special issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

Principles of Legal Research

Author: Kent C. Olson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN:
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Principles of Legal Research will be published in June and available for fall 2009 class adoptions. Principles of Legal Research is the long-awaited successor to the venerable How to Find the Law, 9th edition, thoroughly updated for the electronic age. The text provides encyclopedic yet concise coverage of research methods and resources using both free and commercial websites as well as printed publications. An introductory survey of research strategies is followed by chapters on the sources of U.S. law created by each branch of government, discussion of major secondary sources, and an overview of international and comparative law. Sample illustrations are included, and an appendix lists nearly 500 major treatises and looseleaf services by subject.