The Process of Legal Research

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Christina L. Kunz
Aspen Law & Business, 2000 - Law - 477 pages
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This phenomenally successful coursebook keeps getting stronger with each new edition. Now, in addition to demonstrating a sound step-by-step approach to legal research that will serve students throughout their professional careers, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, Fifth Edition, helps students choose among the proliferation of resources.
New material throughout the Fifth Edition deals with the ongoing choice between paper and electronic research, such as:
-when the choice takes place in the research process
-how the choice among different media results in different access means, scope, and currency of materials
-differences in the search capabilities of the Internet, LEXIS, and WESTLAW
-how to conserve a client's financial resources
-best research practices in terms of media choices and uses, with careful attention to when paper sources are better
This outstanding author team continues to impact the principles and practices of successful legal research with:
-The process approach that leads students through the steps of effective legal research with unmatched clarity.
Comprehensive coverage that begins with the basics (research terms, media options) and proceeds to detail specific sources for in-depth consideration.
-A clear and consistent chapter structure helps students focus on key topics and makes the book a reference of enduring value.
-A case study that demonstrates all the research sources in the context of a real example.
-Excellent illustrations that give examples of sources and prepare students for what they will find when they conduct their research.
-Problem sets that help students test their knowledge and give instructors ready-to-use exercises.
Thoroughly revised for its Fifth Edition, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH now includes:
-important material on - Thomas, the Internet site of the Library of Congress, found in the chapter on Legislative History
-updated information in the chapter on Citators to reflect recent developments, including Key Cite
-all new fact situations in the problem sets
-a revised Teacher's Manual to help you tailor the book to your individual course needs
By achieving the proper balance between what to do and how to do it, THE PROCESS OF LEGAL RESEARCH has helped thousands of students develop essential skills and has secured its position as the number one text in the field. Be sure to examine the impressive new Fifth Edition of this consummate teaching tool.

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