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By Simons, Spencer L. Carolina Academic Press. Second Edition. c2016.
This book is for anyone interested in learning the basics of Texas legal research, including researching constitutional, statutory, and administrative law; online searching techniques and principles; and whether to search online or print resources.
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Sharpe Reference. c2005.
An encyclopedia that examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties.
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By Blackwell, Amy Hackney. 2008.
The Essential Law Dictionary is an essential up-to-date legal reference, containing over 3,000 entries explaining legal language that can often be hard to understand, even for lawyers.
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Gale/Cengage Learning. 3rd ed. c2011-.
The electronic version of this 14-volume legal encyclopedia set provides thousands of articles that explain legal terms, issues, and concepts in easy to understand language. It also includes articles on prominent legislation, court cases, and notable legal professionals.
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By Hoffman, Marci. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. 2021.
"This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it’s aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. It also sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Finally, there is information on keeping current on new information and resources as well as tips for how to do handle source collection and cite-checking an international law journal article." - publisher's description
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By Burkhart, Ann M. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. .
"It answers questions students have as they begin their studies. What is a tort? Hornbook? Should I join a study group? It also explains and gives examples of the best methods for studying and for taking exams. It provides questions and model answers from actual law school exams. The Nutshell also provides information about the types of legal practice that are available to you when you graduate. And it describes the opportunities that will be available to you during your second and third years of law school, such as law journals, law clinics, internships, joint degree programs, and study abroad." - publisher's description
Latest received: Automatic updates. Law & Business, Inc. [2018?]-.
"The Lawyer's Almanac provides vital facts and figures on the courts, government, law schools, lawyers, and their work and organizations. Complete and up-to-date, it is the standard reference guide on the American legal scene and is useful for attorneys, law librarians, judges, law students, journalists, and anyone who needs quick access to information on the legal profession." -publisher's description
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Latest received: Automatic updates. Aspen Publishers. [2018?]-.
"Lawyer’s Desk Book is an extraordinary guide that you can’t afford to be without. Used by over 150,000 attorneys and legal professionals, this must-have reference supplies you with instant, authoritative legal answers, without exorbitant research fees." -publisher's description
By Teply, Larry. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. 2021.
"Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the "process" of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Manual for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources. Unique appendices provide useful comparative information for these two systems of citation." - publisher's description
By Elias, Stephen. Nolo. Ninteenth edition. 2021.
"Find and access the laws you need with help from Legal Research. This complete, plain-English guide to the basics of legal research shows you how to: locate the best legal resources online or in the library, understand and utilize statutes, cases, and regulations, research your legal issue like an attorney." - publisher's description
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By Olson, Kent C. West Academic Publishing. Fourteenth edition. 2021.
This book gives a thorough overview of free internet resources and library materials that you can use to find information on case law, statutes, constitutions, administrative law, and more.
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Legal words you should know : Over 1,000 essential terms to understand contracts, wills, and the legal system
By Sandler, Corey. 2009.
Every day, people find themselves in legal situations. Mortgages are put in place, attorneys draw up wills, and credit cards are set up all the time. However, how many people actually understood the legal contracts they were signing? There's no excuse for being ignorant of the law when it comes to a dispute with a bank, a mortgage lender, or a lawyer. This book defines 1,000 essential words from the worlds of civil law, estates, lending, and elder affairs, such as abatement, residuary beneficiary, trust deed, variable rate mortgage, right of rescission, and more. Each word will be clearly defined, and includes a pronunciation key and an example of usage. This guide ensures you will know the law in no time!
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By Southern California Association of Law Libraries. Southern California Association of Law Libraries. 2018.
This straightforward guide to legal research is a great starting point for those who need to find information about the law but aren’t sure how to go about it.
Nolo. Eleventh edition. 2020.
"Turn to Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law for answers to everyday legal questions that come up in all aspects of life. Easily locate concise explanations about legal issues including: - credit, debt, and bankruptcy - divorce, child custody, and visitation - wills, living trusts, and estate planning" -- from the publisher
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By Olson, Kent C. West Academic Publishing. Third edition. 2020.
This treatise provides concise, encyclopedic coverage of legal research methods and resources such as free websites, commercial websites, and printed publications.
BarCharts, Inc. 2009.
When it comes to legal matters, lawyers and their Spanish-speaking clients fully understand that proper communication is crucial when working on a particular case. Our 6-page guide can help by providing a thorough, up-to-date listing of the most important phrases and key words—as well as Spanish translations—within the legal field. Our guide, as always, is formatted for ease of use so that finding certain terms is a breeze! Includes a glossary of key legal terms, divided into concepts and actions for easy reference.
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By Hudson, David L. Greenwood. Third edition. .
A book that covers the legal rights of young adults in all aspects of their daily lives such as at home, at school and on the job. The third edition includes information on emerging topics such as cyber-bulling and sexting as well as recent changes to laws on privacy and LGBTQ rights.
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Using and misusing legislative history : A re-evaluation of the status of legislative history in statutory interpretation
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Legal Policy. .
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By Armstrong, R. E. Greenwood Press. 2001.
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Gale. 2nd ed. c2005.
Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.
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