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Legal Research in a Nutshell, 10th (Nutshell Series)

Legal Research in a Nutshell, 10th (Nutshell Series)
Author: Morris L. Cohen - Kent Olson
ISBN 13: 9780314264084
ISBN 10: 314264086
Edition: 10
Publisher: West
Publication Date: 2010-05-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $39.00

This text will introduce you to the dramatic transformation in legal research created by the electronic revolution. This edition focuses on using online databases, CD-ROM and Internet-based resources. The basic organization of our text mirrors the structure of both the law school curriculum and the legal literature. We begin with case law and statutes and then work out to secondary sources and other research tools. We also include discussion of international and comparative law materials. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.


Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5<"> overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)