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Legal Research

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ISBN-10: 1401879586

ISBN-13: 9781401879587

Edition: 2006

Authors: William H. Putman

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This text is a rare and in-depth teaching tool covering every phase of the legal research process, including how to avoid wasted time and duplication of effort. Multiple examples, illustrations, and more assignments based on real life cases are contained in the text aiding in the instructor?s teaching and the student?s understanding of the concepts and principles taught in the chapters. The clearly presented, step-by-step treatment of material ensures that readers will understand all the facts, insights and knowledge presented to conduct effective and efficient legal research. A list of web sites complements the book?s content.
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Book details

List price: $137.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

William Putman was an instructor in the Legal Assistant Studies Program at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the Paralegal Studies Program at Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico for ten years. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1975.

Introduction to Legal Principles and Authorities
Introduction to Legal Research and Analysis and the Research Process
The Role of Key Terms and Key Facts in Legal Research
Issue Identification-Spotting the Issue
Constitutions, Statutes, Administrative Law, and Court Rules-Research and Analysis
Case Law-Research and Briefing
Case Law Analysis-Is a Case on Point
Secondary Authority and Other Research Sources-Encyclopedias, Treatises, American Law Reports, Digests, Shephard's
Secondary Authority-Periodicals, Restatements, Uniform Laws, and Dictionaries, Legislative History and Other Secondary Authorities
Computer and Internet Research
Fee Based Computer Research
Legal Citation
Counter analysis
The Research Process for Effective Legal Research