Where The Law Is

Author: Joanne D. S. Armstrong
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314282330
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This newly updated textbook and course reference is designed specifically for advanced legal research classes and for upper-level students who want to achieve a better understanding of how to use the sources of legal information that they learned about in their introductory courses. It provides in-depth guidance through the research process, advice on format selection, and detail about the tools and techniques needed to function as skilled legal researchers. Up to date discussion of all media is fully integrated throughout. It focuses on the types of information the researcher needs, rather than on descriptions of particular information products. The fourth edition discusses all the newest material available to legal researchers including: New sources of information on the Internet, including FDsys New subscription databases, including ProQuest Congressional New interface designs and features from the leading online vendors, including WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and and Bloomberg Law The fourth edition also features extensively updated material and new chapters on municipal law, court rules, and form books.

Introduction To The Law And Legal System Of The United States

Author: William Burnham
Editor: West Group
ISBN:
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" This text provides an introduction to U.S. law. It is intended for law students, lawyers, and legal scholars from foreign countries; U.S. graduate and undergraduate college students; and anyone who seeks a "big picture" of the law and legal system. Not a casebook, it explains the major substantive areas of the law in narrative form and includes citations to cases and sources for additional detail. In addition, the book has chapters on the essential basic history and governmental structure necessary to understand the legal system; the legal profession; the theory and practice of the adversary system of justice; and statutory interpretation and caselaw reasoning."--Publisher's website.

Texas Legal Research

Author: Spencer L. Simons
Editor:
ISBN: 9781611635621
Size: 20,83 MB
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Texas Legal Research, Second Edition, is a practical, process-oriented guide to the skills and resources necessary to research Texas law. The book is designed for teaching first-year students, either as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text focusing on federal law. The book is also suitable for use in advanced legal research courses. Others who will find the book useful include practitioners, paralegals, college students, laypersons, and anyone needing a concise handbook on how to find and use Texas legal materials. The book begins by explaining the nature and types of legal authority. The process of legal research and control of legal research projects are described in the first chapter, with an emphasis on the integral nature of legal research and legal analysis. These concepts are revisited and reinforced throughout the book. The second chapter explains basic principles underlying legal research, factors to consider in choosing whether to search online or in print, and techniques to add power and precision to legal research. Since students often use online research tools from the beginning of their studies, the second chapter also introduces online searching techniques and principles. Research using print and online resources is explained for each type of legal resource throughout the book. The order of coverage of types of legal authority has been substantially changed in the second edition, in order to track the author¿s recommended research process. Secondary materials are now addressed in chapter 3, followed by chapters devoted to the resources and techniques of constitutional research, statutory research, legislative history research, administrative agency law research, and case law research. The second edition adds an entirely new chapter on Texas local government law research. The historical and governmental roots of Texas legal resources are traced for each type of primary law. Updating techniques are explained in context for each type of legal material and a chapter is devoted to the use of online citators. An appendix explains the basics of legal citation, the use of the Greenbook and the Bluebook, special rules of Texas citation, and the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation. The second edition contains a new appendix discussing techniques for searching directly in the online case databases included in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. Most chapters contain tables with step-by-step guides to research in particular types of legal resources, as well as summaries of other critical information. Screenshots and images of research materials are included to illustrate the lessons of the text. For each type of resource, research in federal law is addressed following the discussion of research in Texas law.

New York Legal Research Guide

Author: Ellen M. Gibson
Editor: William S. Hein
ISBN: 9781575882208
Size: 19,25 MB
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Winner of the 1989 Joseph L. Andrews award, Gibson's first edition has been expanded to include coverage on Indian law (in New York State), & a section devoted entirely to New York City legal research. contains Internet addresses & provides the reader with sources for updating the text as necessary due to the fast-paced electronic world. William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1998

Introduction To Law Practice

Author: Gary A. Munneke
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 12,82 MB
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Topics covered include organizational and management structure, personnel issues, compensation, office equipment, physical space, automation, research, and billing, among others. The book is replete with a striking forward-looking essay on the future of law practice and law office management.

Comparative Constitutionalism

Author: Norman Dorsen
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314290687
Size: 10,87 MB
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This comparative constitutional law casebook offers a comprehensive and paradigmatic approach to the subject: it examines how the vast increase in international movements of people, capital, goods, ideas, and information affect politics in and beyond nation-states and how this influx affects the rule of law, separation of powers, and fundamental rights. Indeed, this casebook stands apart as it represents an international collaboration of legal scholars and allows for diversity of perspectives. Utilizing case excerpts from at least 40 countries across every continent, students will examine the assumptions, choices and trade-offs, strategies, and effects from decisions by constitutional courts and human rights tribunals throughout various legal systems and political contexts. Moreover, this book examines the different theories of constitutionalism and analyzes how constitutional democracies address similar issues in different institutional settings. This third edition includes new material that speaks to current issues of pressing importance: citizenship, transnational constitutionalism, authoritarian and illiberal constitutions, collective rights and minorities, Internet censorship, religion in the public space, mass surveillance, and targeted killings. Both teachers and students will appreciate the complete coverage of complex topics within a manageable size and format. A comprehensive teacher's manual accompanies the casebook.

Computer Crime Law

Author: Orin S. Kerr
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314281364
Size: 18,10 MB
Format: PDF
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The third edition of Kerr's popular computer crimes text includes many updates since the second edition in 2009. New cases address topics such as the computer hacking laws, economic espionage online, Internet threats, criminal copyright prosecutions, searching cell phones incident to arrest, applying the Fourth Amendment to the Internet, and the validity of computer warrants. Two chapters have been restructured to make it easier for students to understand the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the emerging rules for computer searches. The book covers every aspect of crime in the digital age, and it is presented in an engaging and accessible style. Topics range from computer fraud laws and international computer crimes to Internet surveillance laws and the Fourth Amendment. It is part traditional casebook, part treatise. It both straightforwardly explains the law and presents many exciting and new questions of law that courts are only now beginning to consider. The book is ideally suited either for a 3-credit course or a 2-credit seminar. It will appeal both to criminal law professors and those interested in cyberlaw or law and technology. No advanced knowledge of computers and the Internet is required or assumed. Computer crime law has become an increasingly important area of criminal practice, and this book provides the ideal introduction to the field. Many U.S. Attorney's Offices have dedicated computer crime units, as have many state Attorney General offices. Any student with a background in this emerging area of law will have a leg up on the competition. Students will also find the book easy and fun to read, while professors will appreciate the accessible introduction to an important new field with many open questions for legal scholars. The materials are authored by Orin Kerr, the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at George Washington University Law School and a leading authority on the law of computer crime.

Law Practice Management

Author: Gary A. Munneke
Editor: West Group
ISBN: 9780314162663
Size: 16,96 MB
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This casebook introduces students to practice management skills involving a variety of issues, including formation of the firm, development of a marketing plan, hiring and retaining staff, setting up a law office, leveraging intellectual work product, marshalling technology and information resources, establishing office systems, setting and collecting fees, and managing a budget. The course examines the management of organizations that deliver legal services, the lawyer as a manager of legal work, and the application of management skills in the professional setting. Because more professional error is caused by administrative mistakes than by lack of substantive legal knowledge, practice management skills are fundamental to competent lawyering.

Introduction To The Law Of Real Property

Author: Cornelius Joseph Moynihan
Editor:
ISBN: 9780314284495
Size: 18,61 MB
Format: PDF
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Finding The Law

Author: Robert C. Berring
Editor: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314145796
Size: 10,64 MB
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A marriage of the newest forms of legal research and the underlying principles of legal information, Finding the Law provides a comprehensive treatment of print and digital sources of legal information, concentrating on the basic elements of legal research covered by most law school courses. Designed to be readable, the book serves as both a text and a reference guide for legal researchers. It covers the context of legal research and includes information on state legal research guides; bibliographies; court reports; case verification and updating, case finding; and sources of federal regulatory agency rules, regulations, and adjudications. Finding the Law offers guidance on how to read a case and deal with legal authority and provides up-to-date information via a corresponding Web site.