LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, AND WRITING, 4/e fully integrates the basics of legal research, analysis, and writing, bringing together all the basic knowledge and tools students need to research and analyze a legal problem and communicate the results in diverse forms of legal memoranda. It provides many highly realistic research and writing exercises, as well as new tools designed to help students become more effective writers. Throughout, it clarifies the interrelationships among legal research, analysis, and writing, enabling students to experience the total process as it is performed in practice. Reflecting today’s new realities, this edition also contains extensive new coverage of Internet-based research on both free and fee-based sites.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1-Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
Chapter 2-The Starting Point: Analyzing Facts and Identifying Legal Issues
Chapter 3-Finding and Analyzing Case Law
Chapter 4-How to Brief a Case
Chapter 5-Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Regulations
Chapter 6-Statutory and Constitutional Analysis
Chapter 7-Secondary Sources
Chapter 9-Validating Your Research: Using Shepards, Keycite and other Citators
Chapter 10-Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): Lexis and Westlaw
Chapter 11-Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR): The Freely Accessible Internet
Chapter 12-Basic Legal Writing Tools
Chapter 13-Predictive Legal Writing: The Memorandum of Law
Chapter 14-Persaussive Writing: Writing to the Court
Chapter 15-Motion Practice: Research and Writing Issues
Chapter 16-Legal Correspondence
Appendix A-Research Case Files
Appendix B-Research and Writing Problems Based on Short Stated Fact Patterns
Appendix C-Basic Citation Reference Materials
Appendix D-Research Strategies and Overview
Appendix E-Defendant Joint Memorandum of Points and Authorities in opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction: Initial Research Memoranda
Appendix F- Appellate Brief
Appendix G-Case Briefing Practice
Appendix H-Supplemental Cases
Appendix I- Answer Key to Test Yourself
Appendix J-U.S. Court System
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