West Virginia Legal Research offers legal professionals and students a one-stop shop for learning about legal research in the Mountain State. Written in a clear, conversational tone, West Virginia University College of Law Professor Hollee Schwartz Temple walks readers through the most popular authorities and teaches strategies for conducting comprehensive legal research. Designed to teach readers to conduct thorough research regardless of the tools available to them, West Virginia Legal Research introduces readers to all of the key primary and secondary authorities that careful researchers must review. The fast-paced guide covers the West Virginia Constitution, statutory and legislative history research, case law and regulatory law, court rules, ethics, and professional materials. In addition, Prof. Temple recommends the best Internet sites for legal research. While West Virginia resources are highlighted, the book also explains federal legal research. In addition, Prof. Temple devotes an entire chapter to conducting cost-effective legal research on the Internet. Concluding with a chapter that addresses the intricacies of legal citation in West Virginia, West Virginia Legal Research is your guidebook to conducting effective legal research along West Virginia’s legendary country roads.
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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