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PPPA 8811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PPPA 8811 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bressman, L. S., & Gluck, A. R. (2014). Statutory interpretation from the inside - an empirical study of congressional drafting, delegation, and the canons. Stanford Law Review, 66(4), 725-801. 

Cornell, D., & Limber, S. P. (2015). Law and policy on the concept of bullying at school. American Psychologist, 70(4), 333-343. 

Dabney, L. (2008). Citators: Past, Present and Future. Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 27(2-3), 165-190.  

Elliott, R. (2015). The real school safety debate: why legislative responses should focus on schools and not on guns. Ariz. L. Rev., 57 (2), 523-550. 

Hall, D. (2012). Google, Westlaw, LexisNexis and Open Access: How the Demand for Free Legal Research Will Change the Legal Profession. Syracuse Sci. & Tech. L. Rep., 2012, 119-183. 

Healy, M. P. (2013). The Past, Present Future of Auer Deference: Mead, Form and Function in Judicial Review of Agency Interpretations of Regulations. Kansas Law Review, 62, 633. 

Kerr, O. S. (2007). How to read a legal opinion: A guide for new law students. Green Bag, 11(1), 51–63.

Margolis, E., & Murray, K. E. (2012). Say goodbye to the books: Information literacy as the new legal research paradigm. U. Dayton L. Rev., 38, 117. 

Mowery, P. D., Babb, S., Hobart, R., Tworek, C., & MacNeil, A. (2012). The impact of state preemption of local smoking restrictions on public health protections and changes in social norms. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2012, 632629. 

Nou, J. (2015), Regulatory textualism. Duke Law Journal, 65, 81-150. 

Siegel, J. (2005). The polymorphic principle and the judicial role in statutory interpretation. Texas Law Review, 84(2), 339–394.

Stack, K. M. (2012). Interpreting regulations. Michigan Law Review, 111(3), 355-422. 

Tolley, M. (2003). Judicial review of agency interpretation of statutes: Deference doctrines in comparative perspective. Policy Studies Journal, 31(3), 421-440.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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