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Evaluating A Law Practitioner's Legal Research System, Olivia Weeks Jan 1993

Evaluating A Law Practitioner's Legal Research System, Olivia Weeks

Olivia L. Weeks

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The Case Of The Disappearing Briefs: A Study In Preservation Strategy, Margaret A. Leary Jan 1993

The Case Of The Disappearing Briefs: A Study In Preservation Strategy, Margaret A. Leary

Articles

Federal appellate court records and briefs are significant to researchers in many disciplines, but academic law libraries are discarding them. Ms. Leary chronicles the demise of paper holdings in law libraries, the rise of microforms, and the contents and usage of the National Archives and Records Administration's files. She then derives principles for preservation strategies that may apply to other categories of legal material.


Civil Juries And Complex Cases: Taking Stock After Twelve Years, Richard O. Lempert Jan 1993

Civil Juries And Complex Cases: Taking Stock After Twelve Years, Richard O. Lempert

Book Chapters

Twelve years ago, as the first Reagan administration was coming into office, it appeared that the civil jury, at least in complex cases, might be on the way out. The hostility of Chief Justice Warren Burger toward the civil jury was no secret and the circuit courts were split on the question of whether the Seventh Amendment guarantee of trial allowed an exception for complex cases. The issue was ripe for Supreme Court resolution. Moreover, a body of then-recent scholarship provided the Court with some historical justification for reading a complexity exception into the Seventh Amendment as well as with …


"Mastering The Lawless Science Of Our Law": A Story Of Legal Citation Indexes, Patti J. Ogden Jan 1993

"Mastering The Lawless Science Of Our Law": A Story Of Legal Citation Indexes, Patti J. Ogden

Journal Articles

Ms. Ogden presents a history of American legal citation indexes, covering early nineteenth-century attempts, the development of modern citator systems by Frank Shepard and others, online citation systems, and the potential for future improvements in an essential tool of legal research.