Contents: Part .I — Formulating and Writing Your Legal Research Project: 1. Setting the Scene: Research and Writing in Context -- 2. Standard Doctrinal Research Methodologies -- 3. Additional Legal Research Frameworks -- 4. Basic Electronic Research Techniques -- 5. Social Science Methodologies for Lawyers -- 6. Formulating a Research topic -- 7. Refining the topic and Thesis -- 8. Legal Writing Basics; Part II — Checklists for Locating and Validating the Law: 1. General — How Do You Find -- 2. Australia — How Do You Find -- 3. Australian Capital Territory — How Do You Find -- 4. New South Wales — How Do You Find -- 5. Northern Territory — How Do You Find -- 6. Queensland — How Do You Find -- 7. South Australia — How Do You Find -- 8. Tasmania — How Do You Find -- 9. Victoria — How Do You Find -- 10. Western Australia — How Do You Find -- 11. England — How Do You Find -- 12. Canada — How Do You Find -- 13. United States — How Do You Find -- 14. European Union Law — How Do You Find -- 15. New Zealand — How Do You Find -- 16. India — How Do You Find.Includes index.Previous ed.: 2006.Summary: "The revolution in legal research provides exciting challenges for those exploring and writing about the legal landscape. Cumbersome paper sources have largely been replaced by electronic files and a new range of skills and sources are required to successfully conduct legal research. Researching and Writing in Law, 3rd Edition is an updated research guide, mapping the developments that have taken place and providing the keys to the fundamental electronic sources of legal research, especially those now available on the web, as well as exploring traditional doctrinal methodologies. Included in this edition are extensive checklists for locating and validating the law in Australia, England, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, India and the European Union. This third edition includes expanded discussion of the process of formulating a research proposal, writing project abstracts and undertaking a literature review (Chapter 7). Research methodologies are also extensively examined, focusing on the process of doctrinal methodology as well as discussing other useful methodologies, such as Comparative Research and Content Analysis (Chapter 5). Further highlighted are issues surrounding research ethics, including plagiarism and originality, the importance of developing skills in critique, and the influence of current university research environments on postgraduate legal research."--Publisher description.