International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook. Second Edition

A Coursebook. Second Edition
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 18. April 2012
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 390 Seiten
978-90-04-20480-5 (ISBN)
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International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, by Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey, now in a second, revised edition, is designed for classes in foreign and international legal research. Following a general section on basic concepts, topics covered in the book range from treaty research to chapters on particular subjects of international law. Coverage also includes chapters on researching foreign and comparative law as well as major international organizations, including the UN and the EU. International and Foreign Legal Research offers a possible roadmap for structuring a class in international and foreign legal research while also serving as a tool for quick look-ups when a researcher requires direction on a topic or information on a source.

Developed for use in legal research courses, International and Foreign Legal Research is an invaluable resource for librarians, students, law professors, and other researchers in the research of foreign and international law.
  • Englisch
  • Dordrecht
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
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  • Any law student, legal researcher, librarian, or legal scholar who needs to research foreign or international law.
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  • Höhe: 239 mm
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  • Breite: 160 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 726 gr
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Marci Hoffman (M.L.I.S. UC-Berkeley, 1989), is the Associate Director of the Law Library at Berkeley Law. She has published several works on foreign and international legal research, including International Legal Research in a Nutshell (with Robert Berring). Mary Rumsey (J.D., University of Chicago, 1984; M.L.I.S., Domincan University, 1998) is the Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian at the University of Minnesota. Recent publications include Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups and Human Rights (co-edited with David Weissbrodt, 2011).
Introduction Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: Introduction I. Basic Concepts II. Types of Legal Materials Used in Research III. Sources of Law Chapter 2: English Translations I. About Translation II. Finding Translations III. Conclusion Chapter 3: Effective Web Research I. Introduction II. Web Searching III. Using Search Engines Effectively IV. Blogs and Electronic Discussion Lists V. Wikis VI. Resource & Citation Management Tools Part II: Commentary & Analysis Chapter 4: Introductory and Background Sources I. Introduction II. Research Guides and Bibliographies III. Abbreviations and Acronyms IV. International and Foreign Law Terms and Phrases V. Background Information on an International or Foreign Legal Concept VI. Information about Foreign Legal Systems VII. Background Information on International Organization VIII. Journal Literature IX. Citing International and Foreign Legal Materials X. Current Awareness Sources Chapter 5: Beyond Background Sources: Books, Journal Articles and More I. Introduction II. Bibliographic Databases and Online Catalogs III. Journal Literature IV. Working Papers, Reports and other Scholarly Publications Part III: International Law Chapter 6: Treaties and International Agreements I. Introduction II. US Treaties and Agreements III. Treaties Where the United States Is Not a Party and Multilateral Treaties Chapter 7: Customary International Law, General Principles, Judicial Decisions, Teachings I. Introduction A. Research Guides B. Customary International Law C. General Principles D. Judicial Decisions and Writings of Publicists Part IV: Foreign & Comparative Law Chapter 8: Foreign Law I. Introduction II. Locating Primary Law III. Case Law IV. Other Sources of Law V. Foreign Law Subscription Databases VI. Citing to Foreign Law VII. Periodical Literature and Other Sources Chapter 9: Comparative Law I. Introduction II. Secondary Sources III. In Practice IV. Research Guides Part V: International Organizations Chapter 10: Introduction to IOs I. Generally Chapter 11: United Nations I. Basic Concepts II. Research Guides III. Background Information IV. Documents and Publications Chapter 12 The European Union I. Introduction A. Sources of EU Law B. EU Law-Making Institutions C. European Court of Justice D. Research Strategies and Information Sources E. Other Useful EU Research Sources F. Guides to EU Research Chapter 13: Regional International Organizations (COE, AU, OSCE, OAS) I. Council of Europe II. African Union III. Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe IV. Organization of American States Part VI: Selected International Topics Chapter 14: Introduction I. Researching International Topics Outline Chapter 15: Human Rights I. Introduction II. Starting Points: Secondary Sources III. Treaties and Other Human Rights Instruments IV. Jurisprudence V. Country Reports VI. News Sources VII. Blogs Chapter 16: International Criminal Law I. Introduction II. Historical Research Chapter 17: Intellectual Property I. Introduction II. Major Areas of IP Law Chapter 18: International Environmental Law I. Introduction II. Sources of Law Chapter 19: International Trade Law I. Introduction II. Foreign Investment III. GATT/WTO System IV. North American Free Trade Agreement Chapter 20: Private International Law I. Introduction II. International Business Transactions III. Family Law IV. International Litigation Chapter 21: International Arbitration I. Introduction II. Getting Started III. Treaties, Agreements, Model Laws & Rules IV. National Law V. Awards and Decisions VI. Commentary VII. Other Resources Chapter 22: International Courts and Tribunals I. Introduction II. Researching Decisions III. Practice and Procedure IV. Parties' Submissions V. Research Guides VI. Other Resources Appendix

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