Legal research and writing : some starting points /

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Author / Creator:Statsky, William P.
Edition:4th ed.
Imprint:Minneapolis/St. Paul : West Pub. Co., c1993.
Description:x, 289 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Legal research -- United States
Legal composition
Legal composition.
Legal research.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0314012079 (soft : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. I. Legal Research. 1. Preliminary Considerations. 2. Definitions and Functions: An Introductory Overview. 3. Authority in Research and Writing. 4. Citation. 5. Components of Many Law Books. 6. The CARTWHEEL. 7. The First Level of Legal Research: Background. 8. Checklists for Nine Major Search Resources. 9. Case Law. 10. Statutory Law. 11. Other Kinds of Law. 12. Computer Research. 13. Validation - The Third Level of Research: Ending Your Research. State Legal Research References
  • Annotated Bibliography and Research Problems
  • Pt. II. Legal Writing. 14. Letters, Instruments, and Pleadings. 15. Memorandum of Law. 16. Appellate Brief. 17. Some Writing Guidelines. Appendix A. Federal Government Organization Chart.