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Doing Legal Research
A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals



December 1996 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This useful volume will help researchers and practitioners ensure the legal relevance of their initial research question as well as conduct their own evaluation of the primary legal materials. The book describes how to use a law library to: find, cite and track cases; uncover statutes passed by the state legislatures; examine the legislative history of these statutes and administrative rules and regulations; and discover decisions promulgated by state agencies. In addition it includes exercises that give readers an opportunity to go into the law library and test their developing skills on genuine legal questions.
 
Introduction to Legal Research
 
Finding Case Law
 
Finding Statutes and Legislative History
 
Finding Administrative Rules, Regulations, Decisions and Orders

Roberta A. Morris

Bruce D. Sales

Professor Sales received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester (psychology, 1966; psycholinguistics, 1971), and his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law (1973). He joined IU in January 2009. ... More About Author

Daniel W. Shuman

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