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Basic Legal Research Workbook, Revised Fifth Edition

Amy E. Sloan, Steven D. Schwinn, John D. Edwards


  • ISBN: 9781543804584

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    A comprehensive companion to your legal research coursebook, Basic Legal Research Workbook provides a well-chosen range of exercises and assignments to familiarize students with fundamental online and print research sources. Logically and intuitively organized, Basic Legal Research Workbook’s coverage mirrors the research sources studied in first-year Legal Research courses, including both online and print sources. Research exercises are presented at graduated levels of difficulty, from guided research to open research requiring more advanced research skills. Online research exercises progressively instruct students on the latest interface features of commonly-used databases.  Print assignments cover multiple jurisdictions, reducing the demand on single library sources.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 2/17/2020
    Copyright Year: 2020
    Pages: 238
    Connected eBook + Print: 9781543804584
    Connected eBook: 9781543844108

    eBook: 9781543820867

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  • Author Information

    Steven D. Schwinn

    Steven Schwinn is an assistant editor at the John Marshall Law School. He came to John Marshall from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 2001. In 2005, he received the Clinical Legal Education Association Award for Excellence for his work as a faculty co-supervisor on a post-conviction case involving a petitioner’s claim of innocence, and has been recognized for his pro bono work. Previously, he taught at George Washington University Law School for two years. Professor Schwinn also was assistant general counsel for the Peace Corps from 1996 to 1999. In law school, he was a member of the editorial board of the American University Journal of Gender & Law. He has written and lectured on a variety of legal topics. Professor Schwinn’s specialty areas include constitutional law, negotiation, client interviewing, appellate advocacy, legal analysis, and writing.

    John D. Edwards

    John D. Edwards (J.D., M.A.L.S.) is Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology and Professor of Law at Drake University Law School. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, his M.A.L.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his B.A. from Southeast Missouri State University. At Drake he has directed the Legal Research program since 1985 and served as Executive Director of Legal Research and Writing for more than two decades. He is a coauthor of Iowa Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press) and the editor of the Iowa Legal Research Guide (William S. Hein & Co.). He and coauthors published CALI exercises for Iowa Legal Research: Primary Sources and Iowa Legal Research: Secondary Sources.

    Amy E. Sloan

    Sloan joined the University of Baltimore School of Law faculty as professor of law in 2001. From 2001 until 2010, she led the Legal Skills Program jointly with Eric B. Easton. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught at The George Washington University Law School, where she directed the Legal Research and Writing Program, and at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. She served as an associate of the George Washington Law Review and as a law clerk to the Hon. William M. Nickerson and the Hon. Edward S. Northrop at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

    As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Sloan manages academic matters within the school, including scheduling courses, advising students, working with adjunct faculty, and advising the dean and the faculty on curricular matters.

    Sloan's scholarly interests include legal research and writing, classical and contemporary rhetoric, and appellate practice. She is active in the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.

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