Legal Research Demystified offers a real-world approach to legal research. The textbook guides law students through eight steps to research common law issues and ten steps to research statutory issues. These research steps are demonstrated through many hypotheticals and visual aids. Students have praised the textbook for its screen captures, checklists, and descriptive charts, such as charts demonstrating Boolean searching and comparing features of citators. Professors have appreciated that the book educates students on how to do legal research instead of discussing finding tools and resources in a vacuum.
The second edition includes multiple updates.
With the purchase of a new book, students gain free access to the assessment and teaching platform of Core Knowledge for Lawyers. That online platform contains interactive questions and exercises that map to Legal Research Demystified.
"Legal Research Demystified provides a thoughtful and well-organized approach to legal research. Voigt does a masterful job of carefully walking readers through the steps of common law and statutory research in a way that is easily digestible for both new and seasoned legal researchers." — Shavonnie R. Carthens, Assistant Professor of Law at University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
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