The second edition of Arkansas Legal Research provides updated coverage of online and print sources of state law. It describes and guides the research process for fundamental sources such as the Arkansas Constitution, case law, statutes, ordinances, legislation, and administrative materials, and it demonstrates not only the overall process of legal research, but also the value of using secondary sources to begin and to expand that process. Each chapter has been revised to include current information about online sources of law, including free materials on the Internet, Fastcase, Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg. A new chapter on updating shows users how to ensure that they're using the most current versions of enacted law. This chapter not only focuses on, but also compares, the operation of full-feature online citators such as KeyCite and Shepards and the simpler updating tools for case law used by Fastcase and BCite.
The second edition adds two new appendices: The first addresses the essentials of citing specific items of primary and secondary law, comparing and contrasting citation formats used in practice with those used in academic writing. The second appendix furnishes titles and URLs to enhance the research of Arkansas-specific legal topics.
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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