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									Assignment #1 – Search Terms (Total Points: 38)

NAME______________________________                        DATE___________________


HYPO A for Group A
The Fact Situation:
Frieda is a 24 year old, unmarried graduate student from Denver, Colorado. She has
walked into your office with a question regarding the validity of her father’s will. It
seems she inherited the bulk of his estate (which included stocks, bonds, and a great deal
of valuable real estate in Colorado) five years earlier after his untimely death. There was
one catch. In order to retain title in the real estate, she must marry before the age of
twenty-five. Her birthday is in four months. She would like to have this condition
invalidated, while upholding the remaining provisions of the will. What will you tell her?

   1. List the main concepts for each of the six categories below.

          Who: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          What: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          When: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Where: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Why: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________
          Relief: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________



   2. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal thesaurus. List your initial term and up
      to five related terms that could be pertinent to your research situation. (4 pts)


   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________



   3. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal dictionary, write out or paraphrase the
      definition. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


   4. Based on your work in Questions 1 through 3, formulate at least one potential
      research issue for your research situation. The issue should link pertinent factual
      concepts with related legal concepts. (5 pts)
   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


5. Generate search terms based on the issue as described in the hypothetical. Consider as
many synonyms as possible. (3 pts)



________________________________________________________________________
Take the same search terms/concepts that you generated and locate useful periodical
articles on the issues described in your hypothetical. Go to the Law School Homepage,
choose “Library”, “Research Databases”, and then look for legal periodical indexes.

6. Design a simple keyword search with connector(s) for use in one of the two primary
indexes to legal periodical materials: LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals. (3 pts)

________________________________________________________________________

_______________

7. Identify at least one useful article based upon the bibliographic citations resulting from
your search. Give the full citation here. (2 pts)




8. Please list two major sources for full-text legal periodical articles. (2 pts)
Assignment #1 – Search Terms

NAME______________________________                      DATE___________________


HYPO B for Group B
The Fact Situation: Your client is a physician who has been living with an engineer in
Ames, Iowa for ten years. Although never formally married, they have three children.
Since the onset of their cohabitation they have described themselves as husband and wife
in numerous social settings. The relationship has now dissolved and your client would
like to marry another physician in Portland, Maine. She is unsure if their state of
residence recognizes common-law-marriages and wonders if this will necessitate some
kind of legal divorce before she can formally marry.

   1. List the main concepts for each of the eight categories below.

          Who: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          What: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          When: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Where: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Why: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________
          Relief: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________


   2. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal thesaurus. List your initial term and up
      to five related terms that could be pertinent to your research situation. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________



   3. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal dictionary, write out or paraphrase the
      definition. (4 pts)


   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


   4. Based on your work in Questions 1 through 3, formulate at least one potential
      research issue for your research situation. The issue should link pertinent factual
      concepts with related legal concepts. (5 pts)
   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


5. Generate search terms based on the issue as described in the hypothetical. Consider as
many synonyms as possible. (3 pts)



________________________________________________________________________
Take the same search terms/concepts that you generated and locate useful periodical
articles on the issues described in your hypothetical. Go to the Law School Homepage,
choose “Library”, “Research Databases”, and then look for legal periodical indexes.


6. Design a simple keyword search with connector(s) for use in one of the two primary
indexes to legal periodical materials: LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals. (3 pts)


________________________________________________________________________

_______________

7. Identify at least one useful article based upon the bibliographic citations resulting from
your search. Give the full citation here. (2 pts)




8. Please list two major sources for full-text legal periodical articles. (2 pts)
Assignment #1 – Search Terms

NAME______________________________                          DATE___________________


HYPO C for Group C
The Fact Situation: You are a criminal defense attorney representing a client charged
with sexual assault in Florida. Three days before his trial is scheduled to begin you learn
of a plan by a local women’s group to attend the trial wearing shirts with the phrase
“Citizens Against Rape” printed in large letters across the front. Concerned about the
effect this would have on the jury pool, you seek to have the group formally excluded
from the trial by the judge. Is this legally permissible, and if so, is the judge required to
do so in these circumstances?

   1. List the main concepts for each of the eight categories below.

          Who: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          What: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          When: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Where: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Why: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________
          Relief: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________


   2. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal thesaurus. List your initial term and up
      to five related terms that could be pertinent to your research situation. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________



   3. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal dictionary, write out or paraphrase the
      definition. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


   4. Based on your work in Questions 1 through 3, formulate at least one potential
      research issue for your research situation. The issue should link pertinent factual
      concepts with related legal concepts. (5 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


5. Generate search terms based on the issue as described in the hypothetical. Consider as
many synonyms as possible. (3 pts)



________________________________________________________________________
Take the same search terms/concepts that you generated and locate useful periodical
articles on the issues described in your hypothetical. Go to the Law School Homepage,
choose “Library”, “Research Databases”, and then look for legal periodical indexes.

6. Design a simple keyword search with connector(s) for use in one of the two primary
indexes to legal periodical materials: LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals. (3 pts)

________________________________________________________________________

_______________

7. Identify at least one useful article based upon the bibliographic citations resulting from
your search. Give the full citation here. (2 pts)




8. Please list two major sources for full-text legal periodical articles. (2 pts)
                      Assignment #1 – Search Terms

NAME______________________________                      DATE___________________


HYPO D for Group D
The Fact Situation: You represent We Luv Kids (WLK), an Oklahoma toy
manufacturer. WLK has recently been sued by several sets of parents for recovery related
to injuries suffered by their children in playing a dart game. The game is manufactured
and marketed by WLK to mass retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Toys-R-Us. It consists of
a simple dartboard and a dozed darts, all with long sharp metal points. The packaging
indicates that the game is suitable for ages 7-70. Numerous individuals at the lower end
of that age range have lost eyes due to accidental gougings by friends and siblings. You
seek to learn whether or not WLK can be held responsible for the injuries.

   1. List the main concepts for each of the eight categories below.

          Who: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          What: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          When: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Where: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Why: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________
          Relief: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________


   2. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal thesaurus. List your initial term and up
      to five related terms that could be pertinent to your research situation. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________



   3. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal dictionary, write out or paraphrase the
      definition. (4 pts)


   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


   4. Based on your work in Questions 1 through 3, formulate at least one potential
      research issue for your research situation. The issue should link pertinent factual
      concepts with related legal concepts. (5 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


5. Generate search terms based on the issue as described in the hypothetical. Consider as
many synonyms as possible. (3 pts)



________________________________________________________________________
Take the same search terms/concepts that you generated and locate useful periodical
articles on the issues described in your hypothetical. Go to the Law School Homepage,
choose “Library”, “Research Databases”, and then look for legal periodical indexes.

6. Design a simple keyword search with connector(s) for use in one of the two primary
indexes to legal periodical materials: LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals. (3 pts)


________________________________________________________________________

_______________

7. Identify at least one useful article based upon the bibliographic citations resulting from
your search. Give the full citation here. (2 pts)




8. Please list two major sources for full-text legal periodical articles. (2 pts)
Assignment #1 – Search Terms

NAME______________________________                        DATE___________________


HYPO E for Group E
The Fact Situation: You are working as a summer clerk for a law firm in Trenton, New
Jersey. They are currently representing a surgeon in a medical malpractice case. The
incident in question (involving a surgical implement left inside a patient during an
operation) occurred over ten years ago. This exceeds the five-year statute of limitations
for negligent torts in your jurisdiction. Because the problem was only discovered last
year, however, your supervisor fears that the ‘discovery rule’ will toll the running of
limitations. Wanting to appear knowledgeable in discussions regarding this case, you
need to learn more about the ‘discovery rule’ as quickly as possible. Remember the
discovery rule is an exception to the running of limitations, so it would be wise to start
your search in that general area.

   1. List the main concepts for each of the eight categories below.

          Who: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          What: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          When: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________

          Where: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________
          Why: (2 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           __________________________________________________________

          Relief: (3 pts)

           _______________________________________________________________

           _________________________________________________________


   2. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal thesaurus. List your initial term and up
      to five related terms that could be pertinent to your research situation. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________



   3. Look up one of your legal terms in a legal dictionary, write out or paraphrase the
      definition. (4 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


   4. Based on your work in Questions 1 through 3, formulate at least one potential
      research issue for your research situation. The issue should link pertinent factual
      concepts with related legal concepts. (5 pts)

   _____________________________________________________________________

   _____________________________________________________________________


5. Generate search terms based on the issue as described in the hypothetical. Consider as
many synonyms as possible. (3 pts)



________________________________________________________________________
Take the same search terms/concepts that you generated and locate useful periodical
articles on the issues described in your hypothetical. Go to the Law School Homepage,
choose “Library”, “Research Databases”, and then look for legal periodical indexes.

6. Design a simple keyword search with connector(s) for use in one of the two primary
indexes to legal periodical materials: LegalTrac or Index to Legal Periodicals. (3 pts)


________________________________________________________________________

_______________

7. Identify at least one useful article based upon the bibliographic citations resulting from
your search. Give the full citation here. (2 pts)




8. Please list two major sources for full-text legal periodical articles. (2 pts)

								
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