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Legal Research Explained 3E

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Deborah E. Bouchoux

Third Edition

2013. 480 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-1651-5.
Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and Power Point Slides.

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Developed from the author’s highly respected Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals, the Third Edition of Legal Research Explained offers accessible, complete, and timely coverage specifically created for Legal Research courses. Debora h E. Bouchoux’s popular building-block approach ensures that all students can master these essential skills.

Key Features:

• A methodical approach that mirrors the process of legal research in practice

• A transparent five-part organization

• Conducting legal research using primary authorities

• Conducting legal research using secondaryauthorities and other research aids

• Computer-assisted legal research and the Internet

• Legal citation form and validating authorities

• Putting it all together: an overview of the legal research process

• Rich and dynamic pedagogy in each chapter that includes

• Examples that illustrate citation form, showing both ALWD and Bluebook formats

• Research and review questions

• Internet research exercises that promote quick online research proficiency

• Practice Tips—timely and practical suggestions for workplace success

• Ethics Alerts

• Sample pages and screen shots that illustrate various features of legal research authorities

• Standard research assignments in which students use conventional print volumes from the law library

• Internet assignments in which students access websites commonly used in practice

Updated throughout, the Third Edition includes:

• All new Internet Research Questions and Discussion Questions

• New Practice Tips on citation form, free webinar, and how to use the FDsys

• Updates to Title 51 and other proposed titles in U.S. Code and

• Enhanced and updated discussion of legal periodicals, focusing on the use of electronic finding aids to locate periodicals and journals

• Expanded and updated coverage of Legal Citation Form, including The Bluebook App, WestlawNext’s Citation Preferences, and FDsys