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Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Coursebook)

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Author: Amy E. Sloan

Brand: Aspen Publishers

Edition: 3

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 152

Release Date: 27-02-2020

Details: Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes-- portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It, Third Edition, guides students through a decidedly contemporary approach to legal research. Widely respected author Amy E. Sloan presents legal research as a process of efficiently filtering a vast quantity of available information. Simply put, students learn how to locate and identify the most pertinent and authoritative information available with the greatest possible expedience. Sloan's clear, concise explanations of essential research sources are presented in a context that speaks to the way lawyers do research today, with a flexible approach that works in a rapidly changing research environment. Part I explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research using a variety of search techniques; and establish post-search criteria for filtering results. Part II describes essential features of individual sources of authority and search strategies unique to each source. Part III contains research flowcharts to help students plan research strategy for different types of research projects. New to the Third Edition: The material on the weight of court opinions has been redesigned to address jurisdiction before level of court. The discussion of techniques for drafting effective word searches has been expanded and includes sample searches. New resources for evaluating and updating case research, such as visual mapping technologies and document analysis tools, are included. Professors and students will benefit from: Complete coverage of fundamental principles A book that teaches students how to: Define a research question Pre-filter content before beginning a search Search for information using a variety of techniques Create and use post-search filtering criteria to target the most relevant information Learn the essential features of important legal authorities, as well as the research strategies unique to each one Use flowcharts to plan research strategy A concise and practical writing style that appeals to today's students. An approach to legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast search results Diverse coverage of online sources, not solely emphasizing only one of the prominent ones CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that sta

Package Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.0 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English