Designed for first-year law students, Iowa Legal Research makes the complex process of legal research understandable and accessible. The book can also benefit others interested in researching Iowa law, including practitioners, paralegals, librarians, college students, and members of the general public.
The book begins with an overview of the research process and legal analysis before discussing specific types of legal resources. Each chapter identifies relevant Iowa-specific resources, pointing to both subscription-based and freely available research sources and tools. It explains how and why each source might be needed in the research process.
In addition to covering Iowa-specific resources, the book discusses how to find applicable federal law. Thanks to that comprehensive coverage, Iowa Legal Research can be used as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with a research text covering U.S. 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.