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Herrera authors book on legal research

August 26, 2008

Professor Tamara Herrera, who teaches first-year Legal Writing and Method at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU, recently authored a book, "Arizona Legal Research." The book was published as part of the state-law legal research series from Carolina Academic Press, which includes 12 books on legal research in states from Arkansas to Washington. Herrera’s book is being used in legal writing classes by first-year students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Herrera also teaches upper-level writing classes, including the Fundamentals of Legal Drafting, Appellate Advocacy, and others.


“The goal of each book is to provide law students, practitioners, paralegals, college students, and laypeople with the essential elements of legal research in each state,” according to a series note. “Unlike more bibliographic texts, the Legal Research Series books seek to explain concisely both the sources of state law research and the process for conducting legal research effectively.”


Herrera, who graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Law, finished her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona in December. Before coming to the College of Law in 2001, Herrera practiced law at the firm of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite in Phoenix, where she concentrated on the areas of natural resources and environmental law, as well as Indian law, performing complex legal research in water and Indian law, among other work.