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Call # KFP75 .B87 2007
Author Busharis, Barbara J., 1962-
Title Pennsylvania legal research / Barbara J. Busharis, Bonny L. Tavares
Imprint Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2007
Book Cover


Descript. xxv, 230 p. ; 22 cm
Series Carolina Academic Press legal research series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Legal research -- Pennsylvania
Alt Author Tavares, Bonny L
OCLC # 154657011
Table of Contents
Ch. 1The Research Process and Legal Analysis3
IPennsylvania Legal Research3
IIThe Intersection of Legal Research and Legal Analysis4
IIITypes and Weight of Legal Authority5
IVCourt Systems7
VOverview of the Research Process11
VIOrganization of This Text12
Ch. 2Planning and Organizing Research13
IPlanning Your Research13
IIOrganizing Your Research23
IIITurning Research into a Work Product30
App. 1Sample Case Cover Sheet32
App. 2Sample Analysis Chart33
Ch. 3Judicial Opinions and Reporters35
IReporters for Pennsylvania Cases36
IIReporters for Federal Cases46
IIITopical Reporters48
IVCase Analysis49
Ch. 4Finding and Updating Case Law57
IOverview: The Process of Finding Cases57
IIUsing Digests in Print and Online58
IIISearching for Cases Online74
IVUpdating Cases79
VProfessional Standards for Case Research83
Ch. 5Statutes and Legislative History87
IIPennsylvania Statutory Research88
IIIPennsylvania Legislative History Research96
IVStatutes and Legislative History of Other States99
VFederal Statutory Research100
VIFederal Legislative History Research103
VIIStatutory Interpretation109
Ch. 6Pennsylvania Constitutional Law115
IThe Pennsylvania Constitution116
IIFinding a Pennsylvania Constitutional Provision and Cases Interpreting It116
IIIResearching Other Constitutions118
Ch. 7Administrative Law121
IOverview of Administrative Lawmaking121
IIResearching Administrative Law Issues123
IIIPennsylvania Administrative Law Materials125
IVFederal Administrative Law Materials130
AppUSC & CFR Titles138
Ch. 8Rules of Court and Ethics141
IIResearching Pennsylvania Rules of Court142
IIIResearching Federal Rules of Court145
IVPennsylvania Ethics149
Ch. 9Secondary Sources153
IIILegal Encyclopedias160
IVAmerican Law Reports166
VCLE Materials169
VIForm Books172
VIILooseleaf Services and "Mini-Libraries"176
VIIILegal Periodicals179
App. AUpdating a Case with the Print Version of Shepard's Citations191
App. BLegal Citation201