Basic Legal Research Workbook

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Aspen Publishers, 2010 - Law - 179 pages
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Revised and updated for its Third Edition, Basic Legal Research Workbook
utilizes a well-chosen range of exercises and assignments to familiarize
students with basic research sources. Whether used with Amy Sloan's Basic
Legal Research text or another book, it gives students the opportunity to
develop and refine their skills.
Basic Legal Research Workbook, Third Edition, addresses the needs of both
students and instructors:
a complete set of exercises gives students in-depth practice with all the key
print and electronic sources
organization mirrors Sloan's successful text, Basic Legal Research, covering
all the main research sources studied in the typical first-year course
each chapter incorporates questions at four levels, progressing from basic
source features to advanced research skills includes both print and electronic
sources in each chapter, allowing flexibility
assignments contain multiple fact patterns and can be worked in multiple
jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources
separate Teacher's Manual contains answer keys for the research exercises
The Third Edition reflects user feedback as well as developments in legal
updated exercises reflect changes in research sources including developments
in electronic research
exercises fine-tuned based on classroom experience with the problem sets
An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is
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Professor Amy E. Sloan earned her J.D. with highest honors from The George Washington University Law School. She was a member of the George Washington Law Review and Order of the Coif; she also received the Imogen Williford Constitutional Law Award and the Bureau of National Affairs Law Student Prize. After graduating, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Nickerson and the Honorable Edward S. Northrop at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Professional History Professor Sloan began her teaching career at the Catholic University of America s Columbus School of Law. She also taught at The George Washington University Law School, where she directed the Legal Research and Writing Program. In 2001, Professor Sloan joined the University of Baltimore law faculty to lead the Legal Skills Program jointly with Professor Eric B. Easton. Professor Sloan is active in the national research and writing community. She served as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors in 2002-03 and as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research in 1999. She speaks regularly about legal writing and research at local, regional, and national legal writing conferences.

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