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Just Research

Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist

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ISBN 10: 073557670X / ISBN 13: 9780735576704
Published by Aspen Publishers, 2009
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Title: Just Research

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2nd Edition.

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<p> Building on the approach used in the widely adopted <i>Legal Writing Handbook</i> , <b>Just Research</b> uses a process approach to teach students how to use print and electronic sources to research issues governed by state and federal statutes, common law, and constitutional law. In addition, <b>Just Research</b> goes beyond the basics and prepares students for practice by showing them how to research issues governed by court rules and local law and how to locate reliable information about people, places, and things. </p> <p> <b>Proven effective in the classroom, the updated Second Edition of Just Research features:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>integrated coverage of both paper and electronic sources</b>—locating the best source, whether paper or electronic </li> <li> <b>a consistent emphasis on electronic research:</b> <ul> <li> <b>using fee-based search engines</b> such as LexisNexis®, Loislaw, VersusLaw, and Westlaw </li> <li> <b>using free search engines,</b> such as FindLaw and government-sponsored websites </li> <li> <b>using generic search engines</b>, such as Google, to find relevant materials </li> </ul> </li> <li> <b>a problem-based organization:</b> <ul> <li> researching <b>statutory and common law</b> </li> <li> researching <b>constitutional issues</b> </li> <li> researching<b> issues governed by court rules and municipal codes</b> </li> <li> researching<b> factual issues</b> </li> </ul> </li> <li> <b>a three-pronged approach to teaching legal research:</b> <ul> <li> <b>explain</b> the process of legal research </li> <li> <b>show</b> students how the same process applies to dissimilar problems </li> <li> describe how to apply the same process in law practice </li> </ul> </li> <li> <b>extensive step-by-step illustrations</b> of how to conduct research </li> <li> <b>Practice Pointers</b> </li> <li> <b>A bound-in CD-ROM</b> with practice exercises </li> <li> <b>a dedicated Teacher’s Manual</b> with specific teaching suggestions for each chapter in the book </li> <li> <b>a Teaching Materials Website</b> with additional teaching and testing materials </li> </ul> <p> The authors’ trademark clarity and finely honed content make <b>Just Research, Second Edition,</b> the perfect complement to any legal writing course. New professors will especially appreciate the ample teaching support that accompanies this book. </p> <p> <i>*A Teacher’s Manual may be available for this book. Teacher’s Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or legaledu@wolterskluwer.com. </i> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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