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  1. Hawaii legal research

    Szymczak, Victoria
    Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2022]

    "The goal of each book in the Legal Research Series (LRS) is to provide law students with the essential elements of legal research in each jurisdiction. This is the case with the new book for Hawai'i Legal Research LRS books explain concisely both the sources of state law research and the process for conducting state legal research effectively. Unlike more bibliographic research texts, these books go beyond describing resources to examine how to use each resource in a comprehensive research strategy. The books also incorporate legal analysis as part of the research process. Each book begins with an overview of the research process, and then explains how to use the most effective sources to research cases, statutes, legislative history, constitutions, administrative law, court rules, and secondary sources. Federal law is introduced briefly in each chapter, and a separate book in the series covers federal law extensively"--

  2. Charting the legal systems of the western Pacific islands : a legal research guide

    Szymczak, Victoria
    Getzville, New York : William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2017.

    "The Pacific region holds a cluster emerging nations that are attempting to reconcile a British-styled legal system with indigenous customary law. This union often creates conflict especially in areas of criminal law, human rights, family law, hereditary rights and property law. This guide provides a framework to support historical and current research on the legal systems of Pacific island nations which were under control of the British High Commissioner of the Western Pacific prior to their independence in the latter half of the 20th century: Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Parts I and II highlight difficulties researching these legal systems and suggests solutions. Part III reviews the legal history of the former British dependencies including the roles of prerogative instruments, British Parliamentary laws, localized legislation, and case law. Part IV provides strategies to fill gaps in documentation. Part V assesses research tools in the current legal system. The guide concludes with an appendix of primary resources for both pre-independence and post-independence legal authority."--


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