Category: Law Reference

U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Are Excellent Federal Legislation-Related and Federal Legislative History-Related Materials for Legal Research & Writing (LR&W or LRW) Instruction

by on August 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Please see these two CRS reports in particular: Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (Feb. 6, 2017, RL33895) Legislative History Research: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff (July 6, 2016, R41865) Also: Bills and Resolutions: Examples of How Each Kind Is Used (Dec. 2, 2010 98-706) The Senate’s Calendar of Business (Apr. 21,… Read more U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports Are Excellent Federal Legislation-Related and Federal Legislative History-Related Materials for Legal Research & Writing (LR&W or LRW) Instruction

LexisNexis Is Taking the Competition of Low(er)-Cost Online Legal Research Services (Such as Fastcase, CaseText and Casemaker (Among Others)) Seriously

by on May 6, 2017 12:50 pm
Please see LexisNexis’ “LEXTALK” posts: Low-Cost Legal Research = Low-Value Results. LexisNexis Equips You with Much, Much More & Low-Cost Legal Research: Go Cheap, Get Gaps. Go LexisNexis, Gain Confidence Please see also, for example, the following commentary: “Low-cost can cost you” campaign: Does LexisNexis now acknowledge that Fastcase and Casemaker (and even Google Scholar)… Read more LexisNexis Is Taking the Competition of Low(er)-Cost Online Legal Research Services (Such as Fastcase, CaseText and Casemaker (Among Others)) Seriously

New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...

by on April 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Please see here. The abstract and citation (from SSRN.com): ABSTRACT: We construct our conceptual world using metaphors. Yet sometimes our concepts are flawed and our metaphors do damage. This Article examines a set of metaphors currently doing damage in law – those for legal research. It shows that while technology has radically altered the material… Read more New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...