Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It 2nd Edition is a concise new title by the top author in legal research. Focuses on pre- and post-search analysis for effectively filtering vast amounts of legal material. Teaches law students how to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information to solve a legal problem.
- Concise, reasonably priced new edition from the top legal research author.
- Contains all information students need to learn fundamental principles of legal research.
- Approaches legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast amount of search results.
- Part I: Explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research; 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.
- Can also be used to complement other textbooks and classroom materials.
- Not simply a shorter version of Basic Legal Research. Looks at research as a process of filtering the available information, rather than as a process that requires first choosing the right source of authority to solve a legal problem.