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Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition

Amy E. Sloan


  • ISBN: 9781454882695

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  • Description

    Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition is now available as a Connected Casebook, a powerful, all-in-one learning solution offering a print casebook plus access to CasebookConnect, which includes a fully functional eBook version of your casebook with highlighting and note-taking capabilities, hundreds of practice questions in the Study Center from leading study aids, and an Outline Tool to help make outlining more efficient and effective. Learn more about CasebookConnect 

    This best-selling coursebook on legal research is known for its clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics. Using a building-block approach, Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies, Sixth Edition breaks material into discrete, readily comprehensible parts. Self-contained chapters on sources make the book flexible for any type of legal research course. Useful pedagogy throughout the text includes end-of-chapter checklists, clear examples, and summary charts. Helpful sample pages and examples of research sources guide students through the presentation, and an accompanying workbook provides exercises to test comprehension.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 7/27/2015
    Copyright: 2015
    Pages: 382
    Hardcover + CasebookConnect: 9781454850403
    Loose-leaf + CasebookConnect:  9781454882695
    Digital Only CasebookConnect: 9781454882794
    Rental + CasebookConnect: 9781454882749

    Summary of Contents


    Chapter 1. Introduction to Legal Research
    Chapter 2. Generating Search Terms
    Chapter 3. Evaluating Search Options
    Chapter 4. Secondary Source Research
    Chapter 5. Case Research
    Chapter 6. Research with Citators
    Chapter 7. Statutory Research
    Chapter 8. Federal Legislative History Research
    Chapter 9. Federal Administrative Law Research
    Chapter 10. Electronic Legal Research
    Chapter 11. Developing a Research Plan


  • Author Information

    Amy E. Sloan

    Sloan joined the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty as professor of law in 2001. From 2001 until 2010, she led the Legal Skills Program jointly with Eric B. Easton. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught at The George Washington University Law School, where she directed the Legal Research and Writing Program, and at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. She served as an associate of the George Washington Law Review and as a law clerk to the Hon. William M. Nickerson and the Hon. Edward S. Northrop at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

    As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Sloan manages academic matters within the school, including scheduling courses, advising students, working with adjunct faculty, and advising the dean and the faculty on curricular matters.

    Sloan's scholarly interests include legal research and writing, classical and contemporary rhetoric, and appellate practice. She is active in the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.

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