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1 Jailhouse Law. Manual [i] (1977-1978)

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    COLUMBIA HUMAN RIGHTS

                  LAW REVIEW

vol. 9, no. 2                                   Fall-Winter, 1977-78
vol. 10, no. 1                                 Spring-Summer, 1978



                         CONTENTS


A JAILHOUSE LAWYER'S MANUAL

Part I. What The Manual Is And How To Use It
    C hapter  1.  Introduction  ............................................................... . 3

    Chapter 2.  H ow  to  Use  the  M anual  ............................................  5

Part II. Learning What Your Rights Are
    Chapter 3.  How  to  do  Legal Research  ..........................................  15
    Chapter 4. Your Right to Learn About the Law:
             Jailhouse Lawyers and Law Libraries ........................... 33
    Chapter 5. The New York Freedom of Information Law:
             How to Obtain Copies of Official
             Regulations, D ecisions, Etc .........................................  43

Part III. Jurisdiction And Procedure:
        How To File A Lawsuit
    Chapter 6. An Introduction to the Legal Papers .......................... 57
    Chapter 7. Choosing a Court and a Lawsuit:
             An Overview of the  Alternatives  ................................  61
    Chapter 8. 42 U.S.C. § 1983
       A. W hen and How to Use § 1983  ........................................  65
       B. Sample § 1983 Complaint and
          Supporting Papers  .............................................................  77
    Chapter 9. Federal Habeas Corpus
        A. When and How to Use Habeas Corpus in
          Federal C ourt  ....................................................................  103

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