The Law Workbook: Developing Skills for Legal Research and Writing, 2nd Edition

 
The Law Workbook: Developing Skills for Legal Research and Writing, 2nd Edition
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ISBN:
978-1-55239-336-9
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
181
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2012
 
Subjects:
Legal Research and Writing
 
 
 
 

The new edition of The Law Workbook includes exercises that show students how to read, research, and analyze problems like a lawyer. Authors Shelley Kierstead, Suzanne Gordon, and Sherifa Elkhadem have framed the exercises to focus students' attention on the skills used to discern relevant information, to identify legal questions, to research effectively, and to resolve legal problems. Intended as an introduction to legal research methodology, The Law Workbook uses plain language to introduce legal terminology and concepts. It offers an overview of the various methods of solving legal problems, the research sources available, and how to use research effectively.

The Workbook begins at a basic level and gradually introduces students to the more difficult task of using legal source material to solve problems and answer questions. The authors' objective is to allow students to develop and hone a reliable methodology to use when tackling legal queries.

The second edition has been updated to reflect changes to the Canadian legal system since the previous edition, and includes key information about online research, publicly accessible sources, online official and unofficial sources of legislation, citation, legislative interpretation, and a revised chapter on analytical skills.

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  • New chapter introducing the Canadian legal system, critical perspectives on law, and related exercises
  • New chapter introducing legislative research includes information about online official and unofficial sources of legislation; also provides exercises on determining how and when legislation comes into force, reading statutes, and legislative interpretation
  • Analytical Skills chapter is condensed and includes exercises using familiar first year “duty of care“ concepts
  • Research chapter is updated with greater focus on electronic source searching; also includes list of publicly accessible foreign sources
  • Each chapter lists skills competencies focused on within that part of the book
  • Neutral Citation is introduced

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Law

Chapter 2: Case-Briefing Skills: How to Read a Court Case Like a Lawyer

Chapter 3: Preliminary Work with Legislation: Reason and Interpreting Legislation

Chapter 4: Analytical Skills

Chapter 5: The Legal Research Process

 
 
 
 
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The Law Workbook: Developing Skills for Legal Research and Writing, 2nd Edition

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Cover: Softcover
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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-55239-336-9

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