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How to carry out legal research – working the problem

December, 15, 2010 • Posted by 1 Comments

In ‘Thinking like a research expert’, Paul Callister suggests that “working the problem” is something like learning to conduct a good reference interview or completing a writing assignment in middle school. A heuristic model, such as a checklist, can be helpful, but the most important task is to think through the problem and learn as […]

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Legal research assessment: take a multifaceted approach

December, 15, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In ‘Legal Research Assessment’, author SImon Canick recommends “a multifaceted approach” to teaching legal research, recommending that tutors select assessment tools to suit course objectives to keep students engaged in the process and to ensure that they become stronger, more confident legal researchers.

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Legal research for written advocacy

December, 14, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In ‘Writing to win: the art and science of compelling written advocacy’, Lawrence D. Rosenberg sets out a comprehensive guide to planning, researching and writing a winning argument. On legal research, Rosenberg says:

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‘Legal research in the age of open law': extract

December, 14, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In her article ‘Legal research in the age of open law’, Constance Ard presents a compilation of US law resources that are available for online (US) legal research. These are below:

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Free and low cost legal research resources (US)

December, 14, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

Shawn G. Nevers teaches legal research and is a research librarian at the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at Brigham Young University. In his article for the Student Lawyer, he suggests a selection of free and low cost legal research sources for the US including:

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8 legal research questions for students

December, 14, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

In his article ‘Online Legal Research Workshops’, Frederick Jonassen notes that professors and librarians who teach legal research have often observed that students learn how to research by actively researching rather than by listening to a lecture. He proposes a five step legal research workshop and presents these eight questions for use with a practical […]

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“To see between”: interviewing as a legal research tool.

December, 14, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

An interesting article appeared in the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors from Susan Turley on interviewing as an important legal research tool. Susan states: “Legal writers should recognise the power of storytelling in research and writing. A few lines from an interview will not transform an otherwise poorly researched, badly written article […]

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International law research seminar – are we living in the dark ages?

December, 08, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

Former Chairman Sindh Bar Councils Human Rights Committee and President Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Aqil Lodhi advocate said on Tuesday that we are still living in the laws left behind by the British Empire. This he said while addressing a seminar at International Law Research Bureau.

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Legal services outsourcing saves firms 44%

December, 05, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

A recent study into LPO by PricewaterhouseCoopers, identified legal services outsourcing as providing savings of 44% to legal departments and law firms and a conclusion that the economic benefits of legal services outsourcing are undeniable. It is imprudent for any professional managing a legal budget not to at least explore the possibility of outsourcing legal […]

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The best resources for legal research

November, 24, 2010 • Posted by 0 Comments

Are you researching a legal problem or assignment?  Here’s a list and links to the best resources on the web for legal research, including both paid legal research sources and free legal research sources. Paid legal resources Although we’ve listed these as paid, you’ll likely have access to them if you have an Athens password. […]

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