Student Guide to Secondary Law  -  Menu <ul><li>Secondary Law </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney Gene...
Sources of Secondary Law <ul><li>Defined: Secondary law are authorities (not legis. or courts) that help explain, interpre...
Secondary Law <ul><li>May be persuasive to the Court </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies and explains primary law </li></ul><ul><...
Opinions of Atty. Gen. <ul><li>Highly regarded secondary authority by highest pubic attorney are published. </li></ul><ul>...
Legal Encyclopedias <ul><li>C.J.S.  - Corpus Juris Secundum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By West includes 400+ legal topics </li>...
Legal Encyclopedias <ul><li>Am.Jur.2d  - American Jurisprudence 2d </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Lexis  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Methods to Use Encyclopedias <ul><li>General Index  - end of set and updated each year </li></ul><ul><li>Topical Outline  ...
Law Reviews <ul><li>Law Schools publish quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Association Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Index in Le...
Annotations <ul><li>American Law Reports (A.L.R.) </li></ul><ul><li>Broad statements on legal topics. </li></ul><ul><li>An...
Legal Dictionaries <ul><li>Contain definitions and cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballenti...
Restatements <ul><li>Highly regarded analysis of basic law subjects by scholarly authors </li></ul><ul><li>Restate an area...
Treatises <ul><li>Authored by legal scholars </li></ul><ul><li>By topic and usually detailed </li></ul><ul><li>Locate usin...
Legal Directories <ul><li>Lists of Attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>Martindale Hubble - www.martindale.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ok...
Legal Forms Books <ul><li>General Legal Forms - contracts, wills, deeds, etc. (non-court) </li></ul><ul><li>Pleadings & Pr...
Public Records <ul><li>Governments documents </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate info. at the Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><li...
Online Citation Guides <ul><li>Optional  Citation Guide References: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>htttp :// www .law. cornel . edu...
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Student Tutorial - Secondary Law

  1. 1. Student Guide to Secondary Law - Menu <ul><li>Secondary Law </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Attorney General’s Opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Law Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Restatements </li></ul><ul><li>Treatises </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Forms Books </li></ul><ul><li>Public Records </li></ul>
  2. 2. Sources of Secondary Law <ul><li>Defined: Secondary law are authorities (not legis. or courts) that help explain, interpret, locate or update primary law. </li></ul><ul><li>These authorities are persuasive and never mandatory. </li></ul><ul><li>Sources : </li></ul><ul><li>Atty.General Opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>A.L.R. </li></ul><ul><li>Law Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Restatements of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Loose-leaf services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Secondary Law <ul><li>May be persuasive to the Court </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies and explains primary law </li></ul><ul><li>All sources other than Courts or Legis. </li></ul><ul><li>May be broad and descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>May be detailed analysis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opinions of Atty. Gen. <ul><li>Highly regarded secondary authority by highest pubic attorney are published. </li></ul><ul><li>U. S. A. G. </li></ul><ul><li>Okla. A. G. </li></ul><ul><li>Applies law to a hypothetical problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Locate Op. Ok. A.G. 99-1 on OSCN or www.onenet.net/oklegal </li></ul>
  5. 5. Legal Encyclopedias <ul><li>C.J.S. - Corpus Juris Secundum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By West includes 400+ legal topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arranged alphabetically by topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Ref. To Topic and Key No. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses Footnotes to find primary case law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use General Index or Topic Outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite as: 59 C.J.S. Drugs and Narcotics sec. 60 (1996). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Legal Encyclopedias <ul><li>Am.Jur.2d - American Jurisprudence 2d </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Lexis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>430 topics arranged in alpha order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Ref. To A.L.R. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite as: 63A Am.Jur.2d Products Liability sec. 1124 (1996). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Methods to Use Encyclopedias <ul><li>General Index - end of set and updated each year </li></ul><ul><li>Topical Outline - begins each Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Use Main Volumes AND update with pocket parts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Law Reviews <ul><li>Law Schools publish quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Association Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Index in Legal Periodicals or Current Law Index </li></ul><ul><li>CALR on Westlaw and Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Also on the internet </li></ul>
  9. 9. Annotations <ul><li>American Law Reports (A.L.R.) </li></ul><ul><li>Broad statements on legal topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations and critical editorial dicusssions. </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Jurisdiction list cases by state. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Index to Annotations. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Legal Dictionaries <ul><li>Contain definitions and cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballentine’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Words and Phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate judicially defined words </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Restatements <ul><li>Highly regarded analysis of basic law subjects by scholarly authors </li></ul><ul><li>Restate an area of Law in simple terms </li></ul><ul><li>Areas include: contracts, torts, agency, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Citation: Restatement of Torts Sec. 801a (1988). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Treatises <ul><li>Authored by legal scholars </li></ul><ul><li>By topic and usually detailed </li></ul><ul><li>Locate using Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Index in back of last volume to set </li></ul>
  13. 13. Legal Directories <ul><li>Lists of Attorneys </li></ul><ul><li>Martindale Hubble - www.martindale.com </li></ul><ul><li>Okla. Legal Directory - attorneys plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courts officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tribal officials </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Legal Forms Books <ul><li>General Legal Forms - contracts, wills, deeds, etc. (non-court) </li></ul><ul><li>Pleadings & Practice Forms - Court forms </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Forms - Bankruptcy, Airplane crashes, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Vernon’s Okla. Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Muchmore Okla. Civil Practice Forms </li></ul>
  15. 15. Public Records <ul><li>Governments documents </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate info. at the Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><li>Business Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers and other periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Pending lawsuits </li></ul><ul><li>Search the internet </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online Citation Guides <ul><li>Optional Citation Guide References: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>htttp :// www .law. cornel . edu /citation/citation.table. html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optional Citation Guide Overview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http :// www . jan . ucc . nau . edu /~oo2/citation. htm </li></ul></ul>
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