Remember: in preparation for each class, IN WRITING:

**List 3 main points in the homework

**List the “muddiest point” in the homework

NOTE THAT IN SOME CASES THERE IS MORE THAN ONE GROUP OF QUESTIONS DUE FOR A PARTICULAR CLASS.

1/28 #1 OF 2 groups Sources of Law, Legal Authority

  1. What are the sources of law?

  2. Discuss “legal authority” in terms of both type of information and degree of persuasiveness.

  3. What do “precedent” and “stare decisis” mean in case law?

  4. Who carries out statutory interpretation?

  5. What are the consequences of inadequate legal research?

  6. What is the most fundamental difference between the British and American legal systems?

#2 of 2 The Legal Research Process & The Cartwheel Method

  1. Describe the four steps in the legal research process. Where does secondary authority fit into this process?

  2. How do you know when to stop your research?

  3. What is the cartwheel method?

IN WRITING:

**List 3 main points in the homework

**List the “muddiest point” in the homework

2/4 #1 of 2 groups  Secondary Authority: Legal Encyclopedias and Treatises

  1. What are the chief similarities and differences between legal encyclopedias and treatises?

  2. What are the chief ways to find the law in legal encyclopedias and in treatises?

  3. What is the correct form for citing a legal encyclopedia or a treatise according to the New Jersey Manual on Style?

#2 of 2  A.L.R.

  1. What kind(s) of authority is/are A.L.R.?

  2. Explain the different search methods for ALR.

  3. How is ALR updated?

  4. Contrast ALR with treatises and legal encyclopedias.

  5. What is an “annotation” in A.L.R.? How is it different from an annotation in other sources that we study?

  6. What are supplementing and superseding annotations?

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