ERIC Number: ED242686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Legal Research for Educators.
Lowe, David; Watters, Annette Jones
This book is in the form of a bibliographic essay, and addresses the needs of educators seeking access to legal research materials. The first item discussed is court decisions and examples are given which demonstrate the importance of legal precedent. An explanation is given of the complicated systems for reporting court decisions and how the educational researcher can find a case, read it, and apply its findings to the particular problem at hand. A section is devoted to finding information about legislation, codes and statutes, and understanding legislative intent. Included in this section are discussions on hearings and reports, researching bills that fail, determining the status of pending legislation, and state legislation. The next three sections discuss finding and using federal agency publications, list useful legal periodicals and reference works, and describe law library indexing systems. The final section discusses the revolution that has been brought to law libraries by the advent of computerized legal research and explains how an educator may make use of the complex resources available through computerized searches. (JD)
Descriptors: Codification, Court Litigation, Documentation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Information Retrieval, Law Libraries, Legal Education, Online Systems, Periodicals, Reference Services, Research Utilization, State Legislation, Teacher Education
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th Street & Union Ave., Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.