Online Skills for Lexis & Westlaw Part II. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Paul D. Callister, JD, MSLIS Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library & Associate Professor of Law. During this session you will learn:.
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University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Law
Paul D. Callister, JD, MSLIS
Director of the Leon E. Bloch Law Library & Associate Professor of Law
In Westlaw, find the legislative history for the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Suppose you are doing research on the history of polygamy cases in the U.S. and you decide to start with the Supreme Court. Use Lexis to narrow the results to cases really on the subject, and not cases that just have a passing reference to the topic.
You have heard that Professor Rotunda has written an article on the confirmation process for judges. See if you can easily locate the article using field (or segment) searching. Try the same search again without using fields (or segments).
Using Westlaw, what is the statute of limitation for breach of contract in North Dakota?
Using Lexis, can a profit sharing plan serve a dual purpose as a health or accident plan under Internal Revenue Code section 105? Search a case law database.
Use both natural language and terms and connector searching to determine when the "innocent spouse" doctrine applies during tax litigation. Find a good case law database in Westlaw for your search.
During last session, you conducted a "terms and connectors" search for a California murder case in which it was found that a "fetus cannot be a human being." The key case that you found was “In Re Keeler” (2 Cal. 3d 619). Now your supervising partner wants you to find all of the similar cases including cases in other jurisdictions. Can you find all of the similar cases?
Ed Hood wants to leave $250,000 at his death to care for his dog, Truman, and has asked for your help. You have found an article entitled, Pet Animals: What Happens When their Humans Die?40 Santa Clara L. Rev. 617 (2000). You want to find similar law review articles.
Can you also find any cases which are similar to the law review articles?
In Westlaw, search for cases similar to In Re Keeler, 2 Cal. 3d 619.
Find cases in California pertaining to "profit sharing plans" that are similar to In Re Cheng, 943 F.2d 1114, by using West “Key Number Searching.”