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Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
Intro. to Criminal Law - Westlaw - Cosgrove Militano
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  • 1. WESTLAWNEXT Introduction to Criminal Law – Cosgrove Militano
  • 2. This is what you see when you first open WestlawNext! The search box is designed like Google for simplicity. 24/7 assistance
  • 3. WESTLAWNEXT Introduction to Criminal Law – Cosgrove Militano
  • 4. When you select any court in Westlaw, in this case the NY Supreme Court Appellate Division (intermediate level appeals court), you first get a list of the top to most recently decided cases for that court.
  • 5. Type in your crime / aspect of criminal law you would like case law on.
  • 6. 1. A court issues an opinion in a case. 2. A copy of the case is obtained by West, where attorney-editors read the cases and pick out the points of law or legal issues in the case. 3. These legal issues or points of law are summarized in a “headnote” and assigned a topic and key number.
  • 7. After the Headnotes comes the official opinion of the Court.
  • 8. LET’S RUN ANOTHER EXAMPLE.
  • 9. By choosing “Most Detail” you get a snapshot of how your search terms are used in the case. This can help you determine which cases are relevant.
  • 10. Remember you can sort your results by date – most recent cases first.
  • 11. You may want to add a term or concept to further focus your set of search results.
  • 12. Help with case law interpretation!
  • 13. Interpretation of the felony murder rule
  • 14. QUESTIONS? Contact v.waldin@hvcc.edu or Val Waldin at 518.629.7319

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