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California Legal Research

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Edition: 2nd ed., 2013
Author(s): Macfarlane, Dudovitz, Rowe


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The second edition of California Legal Research continues to fill a unique niche in the literature available for California state law research, explaining both the sources of California law and the process of conducting research using those sources. This edition includes enhanced coverage of online sources, and WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and free Internet sources are covered throughout.

After introductory chapters devoted to the basic research process and research techniques, California Legal Research explores judicial opinions, the state constitution, statutes and legislative history, and administrative law. The book then turns to updating research with Shepard’s and KeyCite, using secondary sources and practice guides, and planning a research strategy. A final chapter explains legal citation, with information on the California Style Manual, the ALWD Citation Manual, and the Bluebook.

The book should be valuable to a wide range of audiences—from first-year students to seasoned veterans. Outlines of the research process and excerpts from key state sources make the book easy to use. The text includes brief discussions of legal analysis throughout, recognizing the interplay between research and analysis.

California Legal Research supplements its detailed discussion of state research with brief discussions of federal research. Thus, it can be used as the sole text in a research course or in conjunction with texts focusing on topical or federal research.

This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.


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Author Macfarlane, Dudovitz, Rowe
ISBN 9781611633825
Edition 2nd ed., 2013
Publisher Carolina Academic Press