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 useprint and electronic sources to research issues governed by state and federalstatutes, common law, and constitutional law. In addition, Just Researchgoes beyond the basics and prepares students for practice by showing them howto research issues governed by court rules and local law and how to locatereliable information about people, places, and things.Proven effective in the classroom, the updated Second Edition of JustResearch features:integrated coverage of both paper and electronic sources --locating thebest source, whether paper or electronica consistent emphasis on electronic research:using fee-based search engines such as LexisNexis®, Loislaw, VersusLaw,and Westlawusing free search engines, such as FindLaw and government-sponsoredwebsitesusing generic search engines, such as Google, to find relevant materialsa problem-based organization:researching statutory and common lawresearching constitutional issuesresearching issues governed by court rules and municipal codesresearching factual issuesa three-pronged approach to teaching legal research:explain the process of legal researchshow students how the same process applies to dissimilar problemsdescribe how to apply the same process in law practiceextensive step-by-step illustrations of how to conduct researchPractice PointersA bound-in CD-ROM with practice exercisesa dedicated Teacher's Manual with specific teaching suggestionsfor each chapter in the booka Teaching Materials Website with additional teaching and testingmaterialsThe authors' trademark clarity and finely honed content make JustResearch, Second Edition, the perfect complement to any legal writingcourse. New professors will especially appreciate the ample teaching supportthat accompanies this book.*A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals area professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information orto request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 orlegaledu@wolterskluwer.com.

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