Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies

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Aspen Publishers, 2003 - Law - 377 pages
For clear and accessible step-by-step instruction on the basics of legal research, you can count on this thorough revision of a popular paperback text, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Second Edition.In addition to teaching critical legal skills, the author fosters confidence through:a building-block approach that breaks the material into discrete and comprehensible partsself-contained chapters on individual research sources and the research process that remain useful regardless of how a professor teaches researchcomprehensive coverage of electronic research that allows professors to introduce as much - or as little - of the topic as they chooseend-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts to reinforce learning and facilitate teachinghelpful graphics -such as sample pages and examples of research sources - throughout the textThe Second Edition responds to both user feedback and developments in the field, with several significant changes:revised and updated coverage of electronic legal research, reflecting the many developments in this areaupdated citation sections now include the ALWD Citation Manualmore information on state statutesnew coverage of procedural rules

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About the author (2003)

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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