Gilbert Law Summary on Legal Research, Writing & Analysis

Authors: Honigsberg, Peter Jan / Ho, Edith
Edition: 14th
Copyright Date: 2024
  • Publication Date: July 24th, 2024
  • ISBN: 9798887863856
  • Subject: Legal Writing
  • Series: Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Type: Outlines
  • Description: This outline covers court systems, precedent, case reporting system (including regional and state reporters, citations, and case findings), statutes, constitutions, administrative agencies (including regulations), legislative history, and secondary sources (including treatises, law reviews, digests, and restatements). The outline also discusses Shepard's Citations and KeyCite, as well as headnotes and the West Key Number System.

    An introduction to the evolving role of artificial intelligence in legal research has been added, along with updates on computerized legal research, including Westlaw and Lexis. This edition also contains chapters on reading and understanding a case (including briefing a case), basic guidelines for legal writing, organizing your research, writing a memorandum of law, writing a brief, and writing an opinion or client letter.