Maintaining that the development of legal research tools has been a fundamental and integral part of the history of law, this comprehensive anthology includes selections and notes on court reports, digests, legislative codes, administrative regulations, citators, treatises, law reviews and other sources, concluding each section with a description of the research tools of today and the impact of computers on modern legal research. Readings also examine the impact of legislative publications on the judicial interpretation of statutes, the attempts to bring under control the growing mass of information generated by modern-day administrative regulation, the interrelationship between the development of court reporting and the use of judicial decisions as precedents, and the effect of scholarly literature on the growth of the law. In each section, Grossman relates the historical readings to the legal information environment of today and in the Epilogue he examines the wide-ranging impact of computers on legal research. The book is intended to develop practical research skills in the most meaningful way--by appreciation of the forces which brought each research tool into being and the purposes those tools are intended to serve.
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George S. Grossman, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, University of California.Review:
"An outstanding anthology, perhaps the best book I have ever seen relating to legal research....A work of rare excellence in its field. It is insightful, scholarly, accurate, readable....Many interesting issues are encompassed in a well organized presentation....The work is first-rate and fills a need not met by any previous text."--Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Lecturer in Legal Research, Yale Law School, and Editor, Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations
"Grossman is a scholarly editor who fleshes out the selected writings by inserting his own comments and research notes....[M]ost will find this compilation a creative addition to the range of academic treatises. Legal research and writing instructors will find this book a generous supplement to texts used to illustrate the sources of legal information."--Legal Information Alert
"Outstanding volume, which provides vivid examples and historical context of legal research materials. Brings Frank Shepard and John B. West to life."--Rosalie Sanderson, University of Florida
"A most impressive book that would be most appropriate for a graduate level course in this very specialized area."--David Robinson, University of Houston-Downtown
"An enormously interesting and useful work. Every library should have a copy and scholars will find it fascinating."--Mark Hall, East Central University
"...A terrific text for a course on law librarianship. Professor Grossman's thesis is a sound one."--Neil Campell, University of Manitoba
"Dedicated students of legal research, legal history and publishing will enjoy reading these "stories" of legal information...The book is a wealth of enlightening background information and a foundation for current research. The dedicated student of advanced legal research or the legal historian and legal researcher will find this to be a good complement to standard legal research texts."--The American Journal of Legal History
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