Thinking Like a Lawyer : An Educator's Guide to Legal Analysis and Research

Thinking Like a Lawyer : An Educator's Guide to Legal Analysis and Research

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Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Introduction xi
Sources of Law 3 (28)
Primary Sources 3 (9)
Constitutions 4 (1)
Statutes 5 (2)
Regulations 7 (2)
Policies 9 (1)
Executive Orders 10 (1)
Case Law 10 (2)
Adjudicatory Decisions 12 (1)
Secondary Sources 12 (1)
Weight & Authority 13 (2)
Legal Authority Exercise 15 (16)
The Colorado Supreme Court on Searches 15 (16)
Reading Case Law 31 (82)
Basics of Reading Cases 31 (6)
What Is a Case? 31 (1)
Why Read Cases? 32 (1)
What Makes Cases Law? 32 (1)
The Anatomy of a Court Opinion 33 (1)
What Should You Look for When Reading a 34 (1)
Case?
Who are the parties to the case? 34 (1)
What does each party want in legal terms? 34 (1)
What is the procedural posture at the 35 (1)
time of the opinion you are reading?
Is this a state or federal court? What 35 (1)
level of court?
If a higher Court, who won earlier? 35 (1)
What law is applied? 36 (1)
What is the key question(s)? 37 (1)
What is the holding of the Court? 37 (1)
What is the Court's analysis? Is the 37 (1)
opinion unanimous?
What is the result for these parties? 37 (1)
Is the result reasonable? Is it just? 37 (1)
Examples and Practice 37 (70)
New Jersey v. T L.O., 105 S.Ct. 733 (1985) 38 (39)
Jenkins by Hall v. Talladega City Bd. of 77 (14)
Educ., 115 E3d 821 (11th Cir. 1997),
certiorari denied by Jenkins by Hall v.
Herring, 118 S.Ct. 412, 139 (1997)
Desroches v. Caprio 974 F. Supp. 542 91 (16)
(E.D. Va. 1997), 156 E3d 571 (4th Cir.
1998)
Exercise: The Next Case 107(1)
Sarah and the Pizza Knife 108(1)
Briefing a Case 108(2)
What Is a Brief? 108(2)
Practice Briefing 110(1)
Synthesis Exercises 110(3)
Legal Authority Searching in Hawaii 110(1)
Staff Memorandum 111(2)
Research 113(18)
Research as Art 113(1)
An Experimental Canvas 114(1)
Where to Start Finding the Law 115(12)
Now What Do You Know and Where Does It 121(5)
Lead?
A Note on Searching Statutes and 126(1)
Regulations
Secondary Sources Redux 127(1)
Internet Legal Resources 127(1)
Sample Research Exercises 128(3)
Annotated Glossary of Legal Terms 131(30)
Appendix 161(28)
Index 189