The Law Workbook: Developing Skills for Legal Research and Writing, 2nd Edition
, Suzanne Gordon
, Sherifa Elkhadem
The new edition of The Law Workbook includes exercises that show students how to read, research, and analyze problems. 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.