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PART ONE: MASTERING THE LAW

Chapter 1: The American Legal System: Navigating through the Process

Chapter 2: The Sources of the Law: What’s in a Law Library

Chapter 3: Case Law and Reporters: Finding Judges’ Opinions

Chapter 4: Understanding and Briefing of Case Decisions

Chapter 5: Researching Constitutions, Statutes, and Administrative Rules and Regulations

PART TWO: FINDING AND UPDATING TOOLS

Chapter 6: Legal Research Finding Tools: The Traditions and New Trends

Chapter 7: Updating the Law: Shepard’s Citations and KeyCite

PART THREE: PLANNING A RESEARCH PROJECT

Chapter 8: Online Search Techniques: Learning the Methods

Chapter 9: Internet Sources of the Law: Searching for Reliability

Chapter 10: Roadmap for Legal Research: A Guided Plan

PART FOUR: LEGAL WRITING BASICS

Chapter 11: Introduction to Legal Writing

Chapter 12: The Mechanics of Construction

Chapter 13: Effective and Persuasive Legal Writing

Chapter 14: Citations in Legal Writing

PART FIVE: PRACTICAL WRITING APPLICATIONS

Chapter 15: The Basics of Legal Correspondence

Chapter 16: The Internal Office Memorandum

Chapter 17: Court Documents: Pleadings, Discovery, and Motions

PART SIX: PERSUASIVE WRITING

Chapter 18: The Memorandum of Law to the Trial Court

Chapter 19: The Appellate Brief

Glossary

Index