Fully revised in its second edition, Georgia Legal Research is the first book of its kind devoted to the resources and strategies needed to research Georgia state law. Taking a process-oriented approach, the book explains research in Georgia cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, and administrative law and legal ethics research. Additional chapters describe the research process, research strategy, secondary sources and practical guides, citators, and dockets. Appendices include legal citation rules, bibliography of legal research texts, and a list of Georgia practice materials.
Georgia Legal Research was designed specifically for teaching legal research to first-year law students. Others who will find it helpful include practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and even laypeople. It is clearly written, making even complex ideas accessible.
Outlines of the research process, including a sample research plan, images of sample resources, and tables of information such as source lists make the book easy to use. Web addresses point researchers to the many sources for finding free Georgia legal material online. Web citations are also saved at Perma.cc, so readers can easily consult an archived version of websites cited.
Concise explanations of resources needed for researching federal law and the law of other states are provided throughout. Thus, Georgia Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text concentrating on federal law.
This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.