Just Research

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2011 - Law - 151 pages
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Building on the approach used in the widely adopted Legal Writing Handbook
, Just Research uses a process approach to teach students how to use
print and electronic sources to research issues governed by state and federal
statutes, common law, and constitutional law. In addition, Just Research
goes beyond the basics and prepares students for practice by showing them how
to research issues governed by court rules and local law and how to locate
reliable information about people, places, and things.
Proven effective in the classroom, the updated Second Edition of Just
Research features:
integrated coverage of both paper and electronic sources --locating the
best source, whether paper or electronic
a consistent emphasis on electronic research:
using fee-based search engines such as LexisNexis®, Loislaw, VersusLaw,
and Westlaw
using free search engines, such as FindLaw and government-sponsored
websites
using generic search engines, such as Google, to find relevant materials
a problem-based organization:
researching statutory and common law
researching constitutional issues
researching issues governed by court rules and municipal codes
researching factual issues
a three-pronged approach to teaching legal research:
explain the process of legal research
show students how the same process applies to dissimilar problems
describe how to apply the same process in law practice
extensive step-by-step illustrations of how to conduct research
Practice Pointers
A bound-in CD-ROM with practice exercises
a dedicated Teacher's Manual with specific teaching suggestions
for each chapter in the book
a Teaching Materials Website with additional teaching and testing
materials
The authors' trademark clarity and finely honed content make Just
Research, Second Edition, the perfect complement to any legal writing
course. New professors will especially appreciate the ample teaching support
that accompanies this book.
*A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals are
a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or
to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or
legaledu@wolterskluwer.com.

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About the author (2011)

Oakes is Director of the Legal Writing Program at Seattle University School of Law.

Enquist is Writing Advisor, Seattle University School of Law.

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