The second edition of Illinois Legal Research shows how to find and stay current with Illinois cases, statutes, regulations, and local court rules. Focusing on state materials, it can be used as a supplement to national research texts or on its own to learn legal research. This book also explains how to locate secondary materials specific to Illinois law. Although the text was designed primarily for law students, seasoned attorneys will also appreciate the many secrets of Illinois legal research disclosed in this text. Wojcik’s book includes materials on citing Illinois law sources under the Bluebook (for both law review formats and practice documents), the ALWD Manual, and local court rules. It is an essential book for any Illinois law library.
This book is part of the Legal Research Series, edited by Suzanne E. Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law.
“The time was ripe for someone to step up and produce another great legal research book for Illinois. Professor Mark E. Wojcik has done just that… [He] has provided what should be a very useful tool for anyone conducting state-specific research in Illinois. Professor Wojcik has taken great pains to avoid glossing over the special sources commonly used in Illinois. In fact, legal researchers can use this book in conjunction with a standard national legal research text to suit all their needs.” — Phill Johnson, Illinois Bar Journal, on the first edition
“Not only is it perfect for law students, new lawyers, paralegals and lawyers new to Illinois, but it is also ideal for experienced practitioners who may have forgotten about basic research tools—or those who may never have learned about them. [Wojcik] is witty, and he is thorough; he is creative, and he is careful. He teaches without being a bore—or a boor.” — Bonnie McGrath, CBA Record, on the first edition
“A second helping is even more satisfying. When John Marshall Law School professor Mark Wojcik published his first [edition] in 2003, this magazine reviewed it and gave it a big thumbs up. With the Second Edition, Wojcik's winning ways continue… Wojcik knows all the sources of Illinois law, it seems. The latest edition shows why a state-specific research book earns its space on a practitioner's bookshelf.” — Kathleen Dillon Narko, CBA Record
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