LIS5417 - Introduction to Legal Research

Welcome to the course! Note that the course is administered both here and in Blackboard. Here you will find readings and schedules, and anything else that is suitable for public viewing.

Blackboard will be used for announcements (though you should be getting those via email as well), team lists, and turning in Assignments, and anything else that must or should be private.

There is a textbook. It is Legal Resources, How to Find and Understand the Law


THE FINAL

QUIZ 2

Calendar

Team Procedures

Syllabus


Nolo Chapter 2 - Guide to Legal Research
Jan 25 In Class Notes

Individual Exercise 1


Sites with caselaw:

https://scholar.google.com/
http://law.justia.com/
https://www.lib.fsu.edu/get/lexis-nexis
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/
http://leagle.com/ ? (probably scraped from google?)

Citation Resources:

https://www.legalbluebook.com/
https://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/


"Shepardizing" / Updating Resources and Guides


Shepardizing in print, for you masochists...
https://www.lexisnexis.com/shepards-citations/printsupport/shepardize_print.pdf

Online Shepardizing with "advance"
http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/pdf/20120111042317_large.pdf

Keycite:
http://info.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/pdf/wln2/l-356347.pdf

Fastcase:
http://www.fastcase.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/7-Using-Authority-Check.pdf

On — "How good is google scholar, really?"
http://lawin.org/google-scholar/



Statute and Statute-Like Resources
http://myfloridalegal.com/opinions
The CFR
https://www.flrules.org/
Code of Ordinances, Tallahassee
Florida Rules of Court
https://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc


Secondary Resources Online:
https://www.loc.gov/law/help/secondary-rsrcs.php
https://www.justia.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
https://www.law.cornell.edu/
http://www.abajournal.com/blawgs
https://www.lexisweb.com/
https://www.ilrg.com/



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