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2 Jailhouse Law. Manual [i] (1984-1985)

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    COLUMBIA HUMAN RIGHTS

                  LAW REVIEW


vol. 16, no. 1                                         Fall, 1984
vol. 16, no. 2                                       Spring, 1985



                          CONTENTS

A JAILHOUSE LAWYER'S MANUAL

Part I. What The Manual Is And How To Use It
    Chapter 1.  Introduction  ....................................  3
    Chapter 2. How to Use the Manual
       A . General Com m ents  .................................  5
       B. How to Use the Manual to Learn About the Law .....      7
       C. How to Use the Manual When Filing a Lawsuit .......     8
       D. The Lawfulness of Your Conviction ..................    9
       E. Additional Advice for Jailhouse Lawyers .............   9
       F.  M iscellaneous  ......................................  11

Part 1I. Learning What Your Rights Are
    Chapter 3. An Introduction to Legal Research
       A . Introduction  .......................................  15
       B. An Overview of the Court System and Its Relationship
           to Effective Research and Brief-Writing ...............  16
       C. Where to Find Legal Arguments To Convince a Judge.     20
       D . Sum m ary  ..........................................  34
       E. Other Ways to Learn About Legal Research ..........    35
    Chapter 4. Your Right to Learn About the Law: Jailhouse
              Lawyers and Law Libraries
        A . Introduction  .......................................  37
        B. The Right to  Inmate  Assistance ......................  38
        C. The Right to a Law Library .........................   40
        D. The Right to Prepare Legal Papers ...................  43
        E . Lim itations  ........................................  44
        F . C onclusion  .........................................  45
           A ppendix  A   .......................................  46
           A ppendix  B  ........................................  54

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