February 15, 2011
New Edition of Legal Research Methods in a Modern World
Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook, 3d ed., by J. Paul Lomio, Henrik Spang-Hanssen and George D. Wilson (DJØF Publishing, Feb. 2011) has been published. This coursebook is the first legal research guide that addresses the internationalization and globalization of both the new curriculum for law schools (especially in the U.S.) and the changing practice of law. From the book's companion website:
Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook is a revised and expanded edition of "Legal Research Methods in the U.S. and Europe", 2nd edition. With the inclusion of chapters on China, Russia, England, and on researching foreign law generally, the title has been changed to reflect the broader scope. It is intended to be used as a coursebook for several alternative courses on legal research.
As for American legal research, it explains the impacts and effects of the major changes and developments that have occurred very recently, including the introduction of Bloomberg Law, WestlawNext and the revolutionary Law.gov movement.
In announcing the publication of this new edition, Paul Lomio notes in his Legal Research Plus post that "[n]ew to this edition, in addition to other updates, is the inclusion of research exercises that we have found most useful from [our advanced legal research class]. I did not include the answers — because I hope to continue to use these exercises — but I would be very happy to share the answers and my thoughts on approaches with other instructors of legal research." [JH]