The 2016 revision to Oregon Legal Research (3d ed.) includes updated information and screenshots for Lexis Advance, Westlaw Thomson Reuters, and important government websites. The pagination remains the same as the 2014 printing, so there’s no need to update syllabi or course materials.
As always, the book takes a process-oriented approach to legal research, integrating legal analysis and organization as it explains how to conduct research in Oregon cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, and administrative law. Several chapters are dedicated to the research process, secondary sources and practice guides, and updating with KeyCite and Shepard's. An appendix reviews current citation to legal sources under Oregon court rules, the ALWD Guide (5th ed.), and the Bluebook (20th ed.).
Concise explanations of resources needed for researching federal law are provided throughout. Thus, Oregon Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text concentrating on federal law.
Oregon Legal Research was designed specifically for teaching legal research to first-year law students, but it has also been successful with upper-level classes. Moreover, practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and even laypeople will find it a useful introduction to Oregon sources.
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.