Right of Publicity Seminar Research Guide

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© 2005 Dorie Bertram, Director of Public Services and Lecturer in Law, Washington University School of Law Library
(prepared for Professor Jennifer Rothman's Fall 2005 Seminar)

Technical Note:The links on this page require your LexisNexis / Westlaw password or that you connect from a computer located in Anheuser-Busch Hall. 

Right of Publicity 

California Statute 

Civ. Code, § 3344.
 

Books 

Personality (Law) 

Personality (Law) -- United States. 

Publicity (Law) 

Publicity (Law) -- United States. 

Treatises 

Title The Rights of Publicity and Privacy. 
Author McCarthy, J. Thomas
Published [St. Paul, Minn.] : Thomson/West, 2004-
Description v. ; 23 cm.
Frequency Annual
Pub history 2004-
  Law Reserve  KF1262 .M42  2005 v.1   
  Law Reserve  KF1262 .M42  2005 v.2   
On Westlaw, Database Identifier:RTPUBPRIV 

McCarthy is a great source for (among other things) references to ALRs, and West Topic & Key Numbers.

Author Nimmer, Melville B
Title Nimmer on Copyright : a Treatise on the Law of Literary, Musical and Artistic Property, and the Protection of Ideas / by Melville B. Nimmer, David Nimmer. 
Published New York : M. Bender, 1978-
Description 10 v. (loose-leaf) ; 26 cm
  Law Reserve KF2991.5 .N5  v. 1-10
Online on LexisNexis  Legal > Secondary Legal > Matthew Bender(R) > By Area of Law > Intellectual Property >   
      Nimmer on Copyright       

ALRs  

On Westlaw  American Law Reports (ALR) Scope information for this database 

In Print
Quick Index [Reserve KF132 .A55 Index]
Multivolume Index [LC Collection KF132 .A54 Index]
ALRs [LC Collection KF132 .A54]

Journal Articles 

Search the legal periodical indexes

or find full text on 

California Practice 

Court Rules 

Rutter Guides on Westlaw 

Rutter Group, The - California Practice Guides: Multibase (TRG-CA) Scope information for this database
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (TRG-CAADR) Scope information for this database
- Civil Appeals & Writs (TRG-CACIVAPP) Scope information for this database
- Civil Procedure Before Trial (TRG-CACIVP) Scope information for this database
- Civil Procedure Before Trial Forms (The Rutter Group) (TRG-CACIVPFMS) Scope information for this database
- Civil Trials & Evidence (TRG-CACIVEV) Scope information for this database
- Corporations (TRG-CACORP) Scope information for this database
- Employment Litigation (TRG-CAEMPL) Scope information for this database
- Enforcing Judgments & Debts (TRG-CADEBT) Scope information for this database
- Family Law (TRG-CAFAMILY) Scope information for this database
- Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial (TRG-CAFEDCIVP) Scope information for this database
- Federal Civil Trials & Evidence (TRG-FEDCIVEV) Scope information for this database
- Insurance Litigation (TRG-CAINSL) Scope information for this database
- Landlord-Tenant (TRG-CALANDTEN) Scope information for this database
- Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice (TRG-CA9CIR) Scope information for this database
- Personal Injury (TRG-CAPI) Scope information for this database
- Probate (TRG-CAPROBTE) Scope information for this database
- Professional Responsibility (TRG-CAPROFR) Scope information for this database
- Real Property Transactions (TRG-CAPROP) Scope information for this database 

Witkin's California Treatises on Westlaw 

- Multibase (WITKIN) Scope information for this database
- California Criminal Law (WITCRIM) Scope information for this database
- California Evidence (WITEVID) Scope information for this database
- California Procedure (WITPROC) Scope information for this database
- Summary of California Law (WITSUM) Scope information for this database
- Witkin Combined Index (WITKIN-INDEX) Scope information for this database
- Witkin Combined Table of Cases (WITKIN-CASE) Scope information for this database
- Witkin Combined Table of Constitutions, Statutes and Rules (WITKIN-STAT) Scope information for this database
- Witkin Combined Table of Contents (WITKIN-CONT) Scope information for this database
 

California Jurisprudence (legal encyclopedia) 

On Westlaw:   California Jurisprudence (CAJUR) Scope information for this database 

In Print: Library 2nd Floor, KFC80 .C29
 

Brief Writing 

Selected Books 

Author  Bahrych, Lynn.
Title  Legal writing in a nutshell / by Lynn Bahrych, Marjorie Dick Rombauer. 
Published  St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson/West, 2003.
Edition  3rd ed.
  [Law Library Reserve KF250 .S68 2003] 
See Ch. 9, "Argumentative Memoranda and Persuasive Writing" 

Author  Re, Edward Domenic
Title  Brief writing & oral argument / by Edward D. Re and Joseph R. Re. 
Published  Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, 1999.
Edition  8th ed.
  [Law Library Reserve KF251 .R4 1999]

Author  Aldisert, Ruggero J.
Title  Winning on appeal : better briefs and oral argument / by Ruggero J. Aldisert. 
Published  Notre Dame, Ind. : National Institute for Trial Advocacy, c2003.
Edition  2nd ed.
  [Law Library Reserve KF9050 .A935 2003]

Author  Oates, Laurel Currie
Title  The legal writing handbook : analysis, research, and writing / Laurel Currie Oates, Anne Enquist, Kelly Kunsch. 
Published  New York : Aspen Law & Business, c2002.
Edition  3rd ed.
[Law Library Reserve KF250 .O18 2002]
See Ch. 9 "Writing an Appellate Brief"

 

Selected Articles 

TITLE:  Some random thoughts on brief writing.
AUTHOR:  Kapelke, Robert J.  
Publication Date:  January 2003.   Page:  29-26.  
32 Colo. Law. 29      

TITLE:  Appellate brief writing in the Eighth Circuit. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit). 
AUTHOR:  Owens, Dennis.   Publication Date:  March-April 2001.   Page:  75(10). 
57 J. Mo. B. 75 

TITLE:  Judges on briefing: a national survey.       
AUTHOR:  Garner, Bryan A.   Publication Date:  Annual 2001.   Page:  1-34.
8 Scribes J. Legal Writing 1  

TITLE:  Wisdom's idiosyncrasies. (transcript of Judge  John Minor Wisdom's grammatical preferences for legal writing taken from a May 31, 1990 manuscript) (Transcript).
AUTHOR:  Wisdom, John  Minor.   Publication Date:  April 2000.  Page:  1273.
109 Yale L.J. 1273 

TITLE:  Pursuing quality: writing a helpful  brief. (Appellate Law in the New Millennium: Bridging  Theoretical Foundation with Practical Application).  
AUTHOR:  Duncan, Sarah B.   Publication Date:  Summer 1999.   Page:  1093-1136.
30 St. Mary's L.J. 1093  

TITLE:  Points to ponder before writing your next appellate brief.
AUTHOR:  Walsh, Michael G.  Publication Date:  June 1998.   Page:  15(10).
 44 Prac. Law. 15 

TITLE:  The art of writing a really bad brief.       
AUTHOR:  Weis, Joseph F., Jr.   Publication   Date:  October 1996.   Page:  39(2).
 43 Fed. Law. 39

TITLE:  The art of persuasive legal writing: briefs come alive when every word sings to the reader.
AUTHOR:  McElhaney, James W.   Publication Date:  January 1996.   Page:  76(2).
82 A.B.A. J. 76 

TITLE:  Hints on writing law court briefs from some  people who read them.  
AUTHOR:  Carnathan, Sean T.;  Kemble, Karen T.   Publication Date: September 1994.   Page:  318(6).
9 Me. B.J. 318 

Sample Briefs 

1. Briefs on Microfiche 

We have a collection of Supreme Court Records and Briefs on microfiche. This includes the Applications for Writ of Certiorari, Briefs and Amicus Curiae Briefs.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Finding Records and Briefs on Microfiche/Microfilm 

  • Find a Supreme Court Case in your area of interest.
  • Note the docket number and the United States Reports cite
  • for cases from 1916 to the present, look up the microfiche by docket number. They start in microfiche cabinet number 10.
  • for cases from 1832 to 1915, look up the microfilm by the United States Reports cite. They start in microfilm cabinet 39.
 

2. Briefs Online 

Briefs on Westlaw

Legal briefs on Westlaw include briefs, joint appendices and petitions for certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court (1976 to the present and selected coverage back to 1871), U.S. Court of Appeals (selected coverage from 1976 to the present). Briefs from several states including California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania are among a growing list of state filings.  Some Trial Court, District Court, and Bankruptcy Court Filings, including motions and pleadings, have been added to the Westlaw menus.

You'll find direct links to legal briefs from cases in Westlaw. Relevant legal briefs are also listed in the KeyCite® references for any case you cite.

Full text Briefs and Amicus Curiae Briefs are available on Westlaw (Database SCT-BRIEF) and on Lexis/Nexis (Source: US Supreme Court Briefs). The advantage here is that you can word search the briefs (e.g., all briefs containing the term "NEPA").

Westlaw  Lexis/Nexis 
Database Name: U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Database Identifier: SCT-BRIEF-ALL
Source Name: U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Source Locator: Area of Law - By Topic > Litigation > Cases > Trial Transcripts & Briefs > U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Database Name: United States Court of Appeals Briefs
Database Identifier: CTA-BRIEF
Database Name: All State Briefs
Database Identifier:
(STATE-BRIEF-ALL)
Database Name: Briefs Multibase
Database Identifier: BRIEF-ALL
(combination of the three databases above)
Source Name: Brief Reporter
Source Locator: Area of Law - By Topic > Litigation > Cases > Trial Transcripts & Briefs > Brief Reporter
(Brief Reporter publishes legal briefs obtained from  attorneys throughout the country. Currently over 5,000 briefs are available online.)

California Supreme Court Briefs(CA-BRIEF) Scope information for this database
California Supreme Court Petitions(CA-SCT-PETITION) Scope information for this database
California Court of Appeals Briefs(CA-APP-BRIEF) Scope information for this database
California Court of Appeal Petitions(CA-APP-PETITION) Scope information for this database
California Briefs Multibase(CA-BRIEF-ALL) Scope information for this database 

 

Additional Assistance 

 

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