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Legal Research and Writing 5th Edition

William P. Statsky

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1993
  • 408 Pages

Overview

Legal Research and Writing, 5E provides a basic introduction to legal research and legal writing. The text covers the variety of media formats in which modern legal research is performed. This includes traditional hard cover and pamphlet volumes. In addition, the text covers online research through commercial databases and CD-ROM, and microform formats such as ultrafiche. The writing chapters introduce the student to letter writing, the memorandum of law, the appellate brief, and writing fundamentals needed when preparing any kind of document.

William P. Statsky, Thomas Edison State College

William Statsky is a member of both the ethics committee and the advisory council for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, as well as an instructor of online courses at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous groundbreaking legal textbooks for paralegals and was a member of the transition team for then President-Elect Ronald Reagan. Mr. Statsky holds a master of law degree (LL.M) in urban affairs, as well as a juris doctorate degree (J.D.).
  • a list of key terms is included in each chapter of the legal research section to aid in comprehension
  • extensive information on conducting legal research on the Internet as well as online through commercial databases and CD-ROM's, is provided to help the reader become familiar with this emerging research tool
  • comprehensive charts that list and define all ten categories of law are used throughout the chapters of the legal research section and are perfect for reference
  • writing samples are provided for letters memoranda of law and portions of appellate briefs as a guide for the reader
  • writing assignments give the reader practice in applying the writing concepts covered in the chapters
PART I: LEGAL RESEARCH: Preliminary Considerations. Catagories of Law and Research Materials. Defining Research Materials: An Introductory Overview. Authority in Research and Writing. Citation Form. Components of Many Law Books. The CARTWHEEL and Other Index Search Systems. The First Level of Legal Research: Background. Checklists for Using Nine Major Search Resources. Case Law. Statutory Law. Other Primary Authority. Computer Research. Validations-TheThird Level of Research: Ending Your Research. PART II: LEGAL WRITING: Letter Writing. Memorandum of Law. Appellate Brief. APPENDIES: A. State Legal Research Reference. B. Case Law on the Internet. C. Court Opinions for Assignments. D. Usage Guidelines for Formal Writing. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Legal Research and Writing

ISBN: 9780314129017
Legal Research and Writing, 5E provides a basic introduction to legal research and legal writing. The text covers the variety of media formats in which modern legal research is performed. This includes traditional hard cover and pamphlet volumes. In addition, the text covers online research through commercial databases and CD-ROM, and microform formats such as ultrafiche. The writing chapters introduce the student to letter writing, the memorandum of law, the appellate brief, and writing fundamentals needed when preparing any kind of document.

Study Guide

ISBN: 9780314129789

FOR STUDENTS

Legal Research and Writing

ISBN: 9780314129017
Learn the basics of legal research and writing with this revised edition! Legal Research and Writing, 5E covers the variety of media formats in which modern legal research is performed including the Internet and CD-ROMs. The writing chapters introduce you to letter writing, the memorandum of law, the appellate brief and writing fundamentals needed when preparing any kind of document. Numerous photographs of books, sample pages and computer screens are also included. ALSO AVAILABLE Study Guide, ISBN: 0-314-12978-2 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-1254-5 Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-314-12977-4

Study Guide

ISBN: 9780314129789
Study more effectively and improve your performance at exam time with this comprehensive guide. Written to work hand-in hand with LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING, 5th Edition, this user-friendly guide includes a wide variety of learning tools to help you master the key concepts of the course.