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Author Lomio, J. Paul

Title Legal Research Methods in a Modern World : a Coursebook
Edition 3rd ed
Published Copenhagen : Djøf Forlag, 2011


Description 1 online resource (487 pages)
Contents Preface; About the Authors; Summary Table of Contents; Table of Contents; CHAPTER 1 Introduction; 1.1. Why one cannot use his/her own legal methods on foreign material; 1.2. Overview of division of "sources-of-law" in different areas; 1.2.1. Chart on Law-Sources in Public International Law; 1.2.2. Chart on Law-Sources in the United States; 1.2.3. Chart on Law-Sources in Civil Law; 1.2.4. Chart on Law-Sources in European Union Law; 1.3. Short overview of differences between common law and CivilLaw
1.4. How to use the material -- US common law -- Civil Law (notfilling in gaps but making interpretations)1.4.1. Translations; 1.4.2. Interpretation; Interpretation in the United States; Interpretation in Civil Law; Interpretation in International Law; Interpretation in European Union; 1.5. Global Legal Information Network; 1.6. Further Reading (updates at corresponding website); CHAPTER 2 Legal Families; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. A suggested division into legal families; 2.3. Further Reading (updates at corresponding website)
CHAPTER 3 Requirements for Studying ForeignLaw3.1. Introduction; 3.2. The First Heavy Task -- Reading a Foreign language -- Caveatas to Translations; 3.3. The Second Heavy Task -- Choosing a Foreign country to investigate; 3.4. The Third Heavy Task -- Knowing basic differences betweencivil and common law; 3.5. The Fourth Heavy Task -- Knowing the investigated specificcountry's legal research method; 3.6. Comparative Method or Nothing; 3.7. "Getting into the Country"; 3.7.1. The Country's structure; Default scenario: Continental European Civil Law Country; 3.7.2. Online Searching
3.7.3. Westlaw databases3.8. Miscellaneous; 3.9. Conclusion; 3.10. Further Reading (updates at corresponding website); 3.11. Various Exercises; 3.11.1. Sample country datasheet; 3.11.2. Statutory interpretation example; CHAPTER 4 Comparative Law Methods; 4.1. Introduction -- Not just comparison; 4.2. About the Method; 4.3. A Plan; 4.4. Advice & Comments; 4.5. When to stop; 4.6. Further Reading (updates at corresponding website); CHAPTER 5 Methods in the U.S. -- A Common LawMethod; 5.1. U.S. Common Law Basics for Non-Americans; 5.1.1. Introduction; 5.1.2. State sovereignty
5.1.3. Life for the American law student5.1.4. Law Making Bodies in the United States; 5.1.5. Tools for Legal Research in the U.S.; 5.2. Effective Legal Research; 5.2.1. Secondary Sources First; Treatises; Looseleaf services; Hornbooks; Legal Encyclopedias; Law Review Articles; Legal Scholarship Network; Blogs and blawgs; American Law Reports (ALR); Restatements of the Law; Legal Dictionaries; 5.2.2. The Constitution of the United States of America -- the "supremelaw of the land"; 5.2.3. Legal Citations
Summary Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook is a revised and expanded edition of Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe, 2. edition. With the inclusion of chapters on China, Russia, England, and on researching foreign law generally, the title has been changed to reflect the broader scope. It is intended to be used as a coursebook for several alternative courses on legal research. As for American legal research, it explains the impacts and effects of the major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext an
Notes 5.2.4. Statutes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Legal research.
Legal research -- United States
Legal research -- Europe
Legal research -- European Union countries
Legal research.
European Union countries.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Spang-Hanssen, Henrik
Wilson, Henrik
Wilson, George D
ISBN 9788757493955