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UNIVERSITY OF 

TORONTO 


FACULTY OF LAW 



ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS 

& WRITING 


Wendy Bellack-Viner & 
Bonnie E. Fish 


Fall 2006 














UNIVERSITY OF 

TORONTO 


FACULTY OF LAW 


ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS 

& WRITING 


Wendy Bellack-Viner & 
Bonnie E. Fish 


Fall 2006 



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in 2018 with funding from 
University of Toronto 


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ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH, ANALYSIS & WRITING 


Materials 


Legal Research Process 

1. Rule 2, Relationship to Clients. Law Society of Upper Canada Rules of Professional 
Conduct. 

2. Merksy, Roy. F, Fundamentals of Legal Research, 8'*^ ed. (New York: Foundation Press, 
2002) at 14-20 

3. Perell, Paul, "Stare Decisis and Techniques of Legal Argument" How> To Research Your 
Way Out of a Paper Bag (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2003) 

4. Stolley, Scott P. "The Corruption of Legal Research" (April 2004) For the Defence at 39 

5. MacEllven, Douglass, Legal Research Handbook, ed. (Toronto: Butterworths) at 171 


Researching Canadian Legislation 


1. Statutes Act, R.S.O. 1990c.S.21 

2. Interpretation Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.I.l 1 

3. Statute and Regulation Revision Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.l8 Sch.C 

4. Evidence Act,'KS.O. 1990, c.E.23 

5. Bill 14, An Act to promote access to justice by amending or repealing various Acts and 
by enacting the Legislation Act, 2005 

6. How a Government Bill Becomes a Law (Pre-legislative Stages). Ontario Legislative 
Library 

http://www.ontla.on.ca/librarv/billsresources/govbill.pdf 

7. About Hansard. Legislative Assembly of Ontario 
http://www.ontla.on.ca/hansard/about_hansard/index.htm 



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8. Stephane Beaulac, "Parliamentary Debates in Statutory Interpretation: A Question of 
Admissibility or of Weight" (1998) 43 McGill LJ. 287 

9. Ruth Sullivan, "Statutory Interpretation in a New Nutshell" (2003) 82 Can. Bar Rev. 51 

10. Geoff R.Hall, "Statutory Interpretation in the Supreme Court of Canada; The Triumph of 
a Common Law Methodology" (1998) 21 Adv. Q. 38 

11. Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership v. Rex [2002] S.C.R. 559 

12. Kerr v. Danier Leather Inc. [2005] O.J. No. 5388 (C.A.) 


Internet Research 

1. Ted Tjaden, Legal Research & Writing, 2"*^ ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2004) at Chapter 5 

2. William Mills, "Legal Education: The Shape of the Universe: The impact of unpublished 
opinions on the process of legal research" (2003) 22 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 59 


English, Commonwealth and US Research 

1. Bonnie Fish, "Why Do Foreign Legal Research?" You've got the whole world in your 
hands: using the internet to expand the boundaries of legal research. May 26, 2004. 
(Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2004) 

2. Ted Tjaden, "The Best Online Sources for International and Foreign Law" You've got the 
whole world in your hands: using the internet to expand the boundaries of legal research. 
May 26, 2004. (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2004) 

3. Fay Gertner, "The Australian Court System" You've got the whole world in your hands: 
using the internet to expand the boundaries of legal research. May 26, 2004 (Toronto: 
Ontario Bar Association, 2004) 

4. Jennifer Selby, "Practice Tips: A Guide to International and Foreign Legal Research 
Online"(2003) 82 MI Bar Jnl. 58 

5. David Barker, "The Character and Recognition of Legal Research in Australia" (2004) 22 
Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 441 


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6. D.T. MacEllven, Legal Research Handbook, 5'*^ ed. (Toronto: Butterworths, 2003) at 
Chapters 13-18 

7. Ted Tjaden, Legal Research & Writing, 2^^ ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2004) at Chapter 7 


Legal Writing 

1. C.D. Bredt, "How to Prepare Your Brief for Court: The Fine Art of the Factum", 
Reaction and Reality: The Future of Tribunals in Canada, National 

Labour/Administrative Law Continuing Legal Education Conference. (Toronto,: 
Canadian Bar Association, 2003) 

2. Maureen Fitzgerald, Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning Research & WritingiJoronio: 
Butterworths, 1996), pp253-260 

3. Justice J. Laskin, " Forget the Windup and Make the Pitch", (1999) Adv. Soc. J. 3 


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