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LexisNexisLexisNexisone place to quickly master the research

www.lexis.comSep. 2009

Agenda•Objective of Legal Research

•Definition of Scope of Research

•Skills on Search and other Functionalities

•Exact Search

•Conceptual Search

•Questions & Answers

Objective of Legal Research

Finding Authorities

Authorities includes primary and secondary legal sources:

Primary sources – legislation, cases, treaties, rules and releases

Secondary sources – journals, commentaries, text-books and news.

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Definition of Scope

How to define the scope of research?

Width – Jurisdictions

e.g. Comparative study on legal principles between New York and California

Depth – coverage (time and contents)

e.g. Search all federal case law and state regulations for 10 years

Select Databases to Search

Conceptual Search

Whether the principle of res judicata is modified in criminal cases in U.S. especially in the first degree murders?

Keywords extraction:

Principle or rule or common law

Res judicata

Modified or Modification or Modify

Criminal or Crime

Murder

First Degree or 1st Degree

Conceptual Search

Whether the principle of res judicata is modified in criminal cases in U.S. especially in the first degree murders?

Formulation Method:

((PrinciplePrinciple or rule or common law) w/s or rule or common law) w/s Res Res judicatajudicata and and Modif!Modif! w/p Core-terms ( w/p Core-terms (CriminalCriminal or or Crime) and Crime) and MurderMurder w/s ( w/s (First DegreeFirst Degree or 1st or 1st Degree)Degree)

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Citing Reference2001

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Related Reference

Table of AuthoritiesTable of Authorities

ShepardizeShepardize

Core CitesCore Cites

Core TermsCore Terms

More Like More Like Selected TextSelected Text

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Online Demo

Search Practice

1. Whether choice-of-law clauses in an international commercial contract is enforceable by the Court ?( Reference: Batchelder v. Nobuhiko Kawamoto, 147 F.3d 915  )

2. Whether the President of U.S. has the authority to detain a suspected terrorist by military order? Can the suspect file a habeas petition to the Court to challenge the order?(Reference: Rumsfeld v. Padilla, 124 S. Ct. 2711  )

Questions & Answers

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