Context and Legal Research

Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, No. 249, 2007

18 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2009

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Barbara Bintliff

University of Texas School of Law

Date Written: February 5, 2009


Professor Bintliff explores the changing context of legal research results occasioned by the shift from the defined and hierarchical legal research world of digests and print resources to the unlimited information available electronically. Basic communication theory is used to understand how the changes affect our shared context.

Keywords: legal research, communication theory, research context, digests, print resources, legal information, electronic information

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Bintliff, Barbara, Context and Legal Research (February 5, 2009). Law Library Journal, Vol. 99, No. 249, 2007, Available at SSRN:

Barbara Bintliff (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

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Austin, TX Texas 78712
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