Description : International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, second edition by Hoffman and Rumsey, now in a second edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU.
Description : A special course adoption price is available for an order of six or more copies from a university bookstore. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, by Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey, now in a second, revised edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Following a general section on basic concepts, topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU. International and Foreign Legal Research offers a possible roadmap for structuring a class in international and foreign legal research while also serving as a tool for quick look-ups when a researcher requires direction on a topic or information on a source.Developed for use in legal research courses, International and Foreign Legal Research is an invaluable resource for librarians, students, law professors, and other researchers in the research of foreign and international law."
Description : Designed as a teaching tool for use by individuals or in legal research courses, this pocket-size guide (5x7.5" overviews print and electronic sources, presenting legal materials in the order in which they are often consulted by beginning researchers. Part I, on basic sources, covers essential secondary and primary sources in American law. Part II covers sources such as legislative history, administrative regulations, looseleaf services, and directories. Part III introduces research in international and foreign law. In this seventh edition, Internet resources are integrated throughout. Cohen is professor emeritus of law at Yale Law School. Olson teaches legal research at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
Description : 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 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. Finally, it sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Additional teaching materials are available for this title, and include online links to research sources noted in the book: Appendix A: Comprehensive List of Sources Appendix B: Websites Containing National Law Appendix C: Web Treaty Collections Appendix D: Planning Your Research and Organizational Tools
Description : This book explains the skills needed for print and online legal research and writing. It provides a comprehensive look by consolidating information on legal research and writing into one handy resource. It includes chapters on legal research and writing malpractice, the acquisition of research resources, and foreign legal research.
Description : In view of the fundamental differences between national and international sources of law, citation rules found adequate for domestic legal research often are inappropriate when applied to international and foreign legal materials. The "International Citation and Research Guide" (The Greenbook) is a ground-breaking project tailored to the needs of an international readership by providing information useful for worldwide and highly diverse professionals. The ICRG set, conveniently organized into global regions, is a source of foundational and comprehensive citation standards for scholars working with all types of international and foreign materials. It presents each citation standard in the context of that country or organization’s history and legal institutions. It is also a general resource of basic legal background on international organizations and countries that would otherwise be difficult to research. It can be used as a companion to The Bluebook, whose coverage of international sources is necessarily limited. Staff members researched legal as well as other existing governmental citations in order to create and/or interpret and implement citations. The examples reflect local or international citation practice for documents written in English, harmonizing them to provide a flexible global standard of legal citation. Each chapter also has an introduction to provide the country's background and political structure.--Publisher.
Description : Lawyers engaged in European/US transborder transactions need to know how to find, understand, and compare applicable foreign and international laws. Breaking the oceanic divide, this book is the first legal research guide to consider internationalization and globalization in both the new law school curriculums and the changing practice of law. The book is a significant expansion and revision of the second edition of Legal Research Methods in the US and Europe. With the inclusion of material on China, Russia, and England - and on researching foreign law in general - the book now reflects a broader scope. Regarding US legal research, this edition explains the impacts and effects of major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext, and the revolutionary Law.gov movement.
Description : A guide for attorneys to the best free legal sites, and how to effectively use them! The internet is one of the most powerful tools a lawyer can use, and it becomes more indispensable each day. Legal information used in practicing law - cases, statutes, regulations, and more, even foreign and international sources - are there for free on your computer. No monthly charges or download fees or subscriptions needed; for many sources of law, all you need are an internet connection....and this book, to direct you to the best sites and help you use them! Wanita Scroggs and Sally Waters are both law librarians and adjunct professors at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Ms. Scroggs earned her B.A. from Texas A&M University, her J.D. from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida. She is Stetson's Foreign and International Law Librarian. Ms. Waters earned her B.A., J.D., and M.L.S. degrees from the University of South Carolina, and she is Stetson's "Queen of Reference." Both Ms. Scroggs and Ms. Waters teach courses in Advanced Legal Research, and have presented to professional groups, librarians, and others about research methods and sources.
Description : Around the world, legal information managers, law librarians and other legal information specialists work in many settings: law schools, private law firms, courts, government, and public law libraries of various types. They are characterized by their expertise in working with legal information in its many forms, and by their work supporting legal professionals, scholars, or students training to become lawyers. In an ever-shrinking world and a time of unprecedented technological change, the work of legal information managers is challenging and exciting, calling on specialized knowledge and skills, regardless of where in the world they practice their profession. Their role within legal systems contributes substantially to the administration of justice and the rule of law. This International Handbook addresses the policy and strategic issues with which legal information managers and law librarians need to engage in the context of the diverse legal environments in which they work. It provides resources, analysis, and considered studies on an international basis for seasoned professionals, those about to enter the field, and anyone interested in the evolution of legal information in the twenty-first century.