ERIC Number: ED222096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Educator in the Law Library: Problems, Bibliography, Research Tools, Analysis of a Case, Glossary of Legal Terms. Third Edition.
Rezny, Arthur A.; Sales, M. Vance
Law books and their use by educators, primarily graduate students of education, are described. Exercises are also presented to introduce the student in education, and in particular in school administration, to some of the main classes of legal materials that will be addressed in a course in school law. The exercises are designed to familiarize the student with the method used for seeking legal information. A sample analysis of a case is included, because of the importance of case law in a school-law course. The following legal publications and research tools are covered: constitutions, state statutes, court decisions, "The American Digest System,""National Reporter System,""The Annotated Reports,""Shepard's Citations to Cases,""Corpus Juris Secundum,""American Jurisprudence,""West's Key Numbers System," headnotes or syllabus, advance sheets, packet part, opinions of the Attorney General, and "Index to Legal Periodicals." Exercises on the use of the law library include: state court decisions, state and federal information, "American Digest System," encyclopedias and annotations, "Index to Legal Periodicals," state digests, and the use of "Shepard's Citations to Cases." Additional contents include a glossary of legal terms, a substitute for a law dictionary, designed to aid the student in understanding language used by legislators and judges, and a bibliography, which refers students to the latest treatises and miscellaneous references and to old references for research purposes. (SW)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Codification, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Documentation, Education Majors, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Glossaries, Higher Education, Indexes, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Law Libraries, Legal Responsibility, Publications, Reference Materials, Research Tools, School Law
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
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