The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis

The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis by Moira McCarney, Ruth Kuras, and Annette Demers with Shelley Kierstead focuses on key elements absolutely necessary for students to succeed in their professional capacity, namely the ability to understand a legal problem, break it into relevant legal questions, put together a research strategy and successfully access a range of sources in search of answers. This text takes each element of the research strategy and breaks it down into step by step tasks, including parallel techniques whenever multiple resources are available and noting throughout what resources are considered official and acceptable for use in court. The text then takes the reader through the practical application of that research devoting several chapters to analysis and writing, and leveraging skills gained in a clinic environment.