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January 23, 2011

WSLL Recommends: Specialized Legal Research

Practice areas of law are becoming increasingly specialized. Sources of law for many of these special areas of legal practice often cannot be divided into the traditional classifications of cases, statutes, and regulations. The small sector of attorneys practicing in these emerging areas of specialization are likely well acquainted with the many non-traditional sources of law unique to their specialty.

Specialized Legal Research, by Penny Hazelton, is aimed at those attorneys and researchers who do not normally practice in these specialized areas of law. Updated annually, this handy, one volume treatise is an excellent resource in beginning research, and uncovering the "hidden" sources of law in any one of 13 special areas of law. These areas include:
  • Securities Regulation
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Federal Labor and Employment Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Military and Veterans Law
  • Federal Patent and Trademark
  • Customs Law
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Copyright Law
  • Environmental Law and Land Use Planning
  • Immigration Law
  • Banking Law
  • Federal Government Contracts

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