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The process of legal research : practices and resources

Author: Deborah A Schmedemann; Ann L Bateson; Mehmet Konar-Steenberg
Publisher: New York : Wolters Kluwer, [2016]
Series: Aspen coursebook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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Long a favorite among students, The Process of Legal Research: Practices and Resources, Ninth Edition combines instruction, visual aids, examples, and sample documents with well-crafted assessments that immerse students in the process of legal research. It lays out and demonstrates the ten practices that set apart skilled legal researchers. It covers basic to advanced sources and zeroes in on the credible,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Study aids
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah A Schmedemann; Ann L Bateson; Mehmet Konar-Steenberg
ISBN: 9781454863335 1454863331
OCLC Number: 939597050
Description: xxiii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Aspen coursebook series.
Responsibility: Deborah A. Schmedemann, Professor of Law Emerita, William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) ; Ann L. Bateson, Library Director, Associate Dean, and Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law ; Mehmet Konar-Steenberg, Professor of Law and Briggs & Morgan/Xcel Energy Chair in Energy and Environmental Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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Long a favorite among students, The Process of Legal Research: Practices and Resources, Ninth Edition combines instruction, visual aids, examples, and sample documents with well-crafted assessments that immerse students in the process of legal research. It lays out and demonstrates the ten practices that set apart skilled legal researchers. It covers basic to advanced sources and zeroes in on the credible, cost-efficient resources used by today's lawyers. The Process of Legal Research: Practices and Resources features: A thorough introduction to legal materials, including their modes of creation and relationships to each other and the legal resources in which these materials are published, A thorough discussion of the processes of researching in legal resources, featuring the practices used by skilled legal researchers, A wealth of visual aids, descriptions of research projects, and sample documents to illuminate the processes, A consistent emphasis on selecting the appropriate research approach for the client's context, including a mix of free, low-cost, and high-end online resources, Three different types of assessments to solidify learning A timely revision that focuses on student learning and current research practices, the Ninth Edition features: A new chapter discussing ten practices of skilled researchers, including choosing resources with care, piggy-backing on other's work, and managing your information file - which echo through remaining chapters, "Test Your Knowledge" questions (with answers provided) to test acquisition of key concepts, "Put It into Practice" feature, which guides the reader through a research project from start to finish, Reflection of dramatic shifts in resources in recent years, especially more focus on free web resources and low-cost commercial resources, Coverage of resources for each type of authority based on likelihood of use in practice, as established in recent studies of actual research practices among attorneys, Streamlined text.

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