The goal of each book in the Legal Research Series (LRS) is to provide law students with the essential elements of legal research in each jurisdiction. The books have also been used effectively in lawyer training and paralegal programs.
LRS books explain concisely both the sources of state law research and the process for conducting state legal research effectively. Unlike more bibliographic research texts, these books go beyond describing resources to examine how to use each resource in a comprehensive research strategy. The books also incorporate legal analysis as part of the research process. Each book begins with an overview of the research process, and then explains how to use the most effective sources to research cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutions, administrative law, court rules, and secondary sources. Federal law is introduced briefly in each chapter. A separate book in the series covers federal law extensively. The series editor is Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program, Concordia University School of Law.