Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice.

Research & Writing

Is That In– or Un–?
Neil Guthrie

The question of –able or –ible a few weeks ago got me thinking of other spelling conundrums. Is a course of action inadvisable or unadvisable? Either, actually – but usage is changing and now seems to favour inadvisable. Is there a rule for determining this? …


Need American Case Law? Try Google Scholar
Ken Fox

Surprising as it may be, of the available free sources for American case law, there may be none better than Google Scholar. For starters, check out the main search screen – “Case law” is one of two main searches you can do (alongside “Articles). Once you have selected Case law, you get a list of higher-level courts for all 50 states, all Federal Court circuits, and of course, the U.S. Supreme Court. …

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