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Wyoming Legal Research, Third Edition

by Debora A. Person, Tawnya K. Plumb

2023, 190 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-5310-2459-8


Teacher's Manual available

Wyoming Legal Research

Second Edition

by Debora A. Person, Tawnya K. Plumb

Tags: Legal Research, Legal Research Series, Legal Writing

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Teacher's Manual available

186 pp  $32.00

ISBN 978-1-61163-861-5
eISBN 978-1-61163-994-0

The second edition of Wyoming Legal Research maintains the same practical research techniques and solid focus on Wyoming resources as the first edition. The text, geared towards students and members of the general public with little to no experience in researching legal issues, is also appropriate for practicing attorneys wishing to identify the most effective coverage among specific legal resources. This edition updates searching capabilities within the latest platforms of major commercial legal databases Lexis and Westlaw, with added coverage of newer products such as Bloomberg Law and Casemaker.

The text includes information regarding access to freely-available primary and secondary legal resources on the internet as well as Wyoming-specific web sites and treatises. It explores the administrative process more deeply and updates Wyoming and federal legislative history features within both commercial and free databases. The chapter on citating options, commonly known as Shepardizing, has been rewritten, as has the legal citation chapter which now references the revised editions of The Bluebook and ALWD Citation Manual. Images and examples have been updated throughout. Wyoming Legal Research remains an essential text for learning and practicing legal research in the state.

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.