The third edition of Oregon Legal Research has been extensively revised for today's law student. The book explains how to conduct research in Oregon cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutional law, and administrative law—using the most effective tools currently available. WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and state-specific sites all receive expanded coverage. Additional chapters describe 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, and the Bluebook.
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.
While Oregon Legal Research was designed specifically for teaching legal research to first-year law students, 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.