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Pt. I. Background: understanding your tools. Before you start: sources of the law — About citations — Gathering and analyzing your facts, and identifying and organizing the legal issues — pt. II. Doing legal research. Step one: finding the law — Step two: reading the law — Step three: updating the law — How to take effective notes — When to stop — pt. III. Appendices. Computerized legal research — Other research sources — Overview of civil procedure — Case headnotes and the digesting system — Briefing a case: Brown v. Board of Education and sample brief — Answers to Shepardizing exercises — Alphabetical listing of case digest topics (West Publishing Company) — Subject matter listing of case digest topics (West Publishing Company) — Titles in the United States Code — Titles in the Code of Federal Regulations — Researching legislative history — Definitions of terms frequently encountered in legal research — Translations of foreign words and maxims frequently encountered in legal research.

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(a game plan for legal research and analysis )
Wren, Christopher G.
Legal Education Pub.
Madison, Wis.
Legal research
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
xiv, 242 p.

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