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Legal research in a nutshell

Author: Morris L Cohen; Kent C Olson
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : West, a Thomson Reuters business, [2010] ©2010.
Series: Nutshell series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
This text will introduce you to the dramatic transformation in legal research created by the electronic revolution. This edition focuses on using online databases, CD-ROM and Internet-based resources. The basic organization of our text mirrors the structure of both the law school curriculum and the legal literature. We begin with case law and statutes and then work out to secondary sources and other research tools.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Study aids
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, Morris L., 1927-2010.
Legal research in a nutshell.
St. Paul, MN : West/Thomson, ©2010.
(DLC) 2010485172
(OCoLC)639931594
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morris L Cohen; Kent C Olson
OCLC Number: 856067709
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 499 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The research process --
Background and analysis --
Case law --
Statutes and constitutions --
Legislative information --
Administrative law --
Court rules and practice --
Specialized and nonlegal sources --
International law --
Law of other countries --
Appendix A: State legal research guides --
Appendix B: Major treatises and services by subject.
Series Title: Nutshell series.
Other Titles: Cohen and Olson's legal research in a nutshell.
Responsibility: by Morris L. Cohen, Librarian (Retired) and Emeritus Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Kent C. Olson, Director of Reference, Research and Instruction, University of Virginia Law Library.

Abstract:

This text will introduce you to the dramatic transformation in legal research created by the electronic revolution. This edition focuses on using online databases, CD-ROM and Internet-based resources. The basic organization of our text mirrors the structure of both the law school curriculum and the legal literature. We begin with case law and statutes and then work out to secondary sources and other research tools. We also include discussion of international and comparative law materials. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney--From the publisher.

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