Finding English Law: Quick Access to Key Titles, Second Edition

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  • Easy-to-use helpful guide to basics of English Law
  • Thumbnail descriptions of 97 legal topics with a list of leading texts relevant to each
  • New: Expanded scope
  • New: Updated edition includes noteworthy websites, blogs, and databases

About this Title

Efficient legal research begins with consulting leading secondary sources, and this book seeks to provide assistance to researchers of English law by providing a quick, thumbnail description of English law (statutory and jurisprudential) in ninety-seven different legal topics, along with a list of leading texts relevant to each. This new edition also includes a list of noteworthy websites, blogs, and databases.

It deals specifically with English (rather than UK) law, because for the most part it was English law that was transported to the corners of the world by way of the British Empire. Another jurisdiction to note—for the short-term, at least—is that of the European Union. Given that Britain’s exit from the EU won’t likely be affected until sometime between 2018 and 2020, the still-relevant regulations and directives of the Union are referenced in the descriptions of affected law.

About the Author

John Eaton enjoyed a 25-year career as Law Librarian and Professor at the Universities of Manitoba and Western Ontario. He was President of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries from 2001 to 2003 and was the recipient of that association’s Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship in 2006. In 2012 he was awarded the Association of College Research Libraries Marta Lange/Sage-CQ Press Award for distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in Law. Currently he is the North American representative of the English legal bookseller and publisher Wildy & Sons Ltd. He resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.





Finding English Law: Quick Access to Key Titles
By: John Eaton
Item #: 1004943
ISBN: 9780837740522
1 Volume: $79.95
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2017