LPW 2018

First Class:

  • First take-home assignment  (via Canvas)

Second Class

  • Second take-home assignment (via Canvas)

Third Class

  • Third take-home assignment (via Canvas)

Optional reading:

The Rise of the Supreme Court Reporter: An Institutional Perspective on Marshall Court
Ascendancy
Appendix A Mandeville v. Jose

Riddle v. Mandeville

Fourth Class: Putting it all together

Finding Statutes (federal OR state)

 

Finding cases (federal OR state)
1.     by title:  Rule Against Perpetuities (NY) 1.     by title:  Shepherd v. Florida 
2.     by citation:

NY Est POW & Trst § 9-1.1

2.    by citation:  341 U.S. 50 (1951)
3.     cited in a secondary source 3.    starting with a “good case” cited in a secondary source
  4.    from statutory annotations (case notes//notes of decisions)
4.     using the index// table of contents of the statutory codification 5.     using the Keynumber (Digest) system
  6.     using “narrow by this headnote” feature
  7.     using citators
5.  using pre-search filters & performing full-text (Boolean) searches (using terms and connectors) or relying on natural language (relevance) algorithms. 8.     using pre-search filters & performing full-text (Boolean) searches (using terms and connectors) or relying on natural language (relevance) algorithms.