Legal Research

1. Primary and Secondary Sources of the Law
2. Overview of legal research
3. Steps to take in Case Law Research
4. Intro to Basic Legal Citation
5. Statsky Carthwheel and developing "legal language"
6. Getting background information
7. Refining the statement of the "Legal Issue"
8. How to develop a legal argument
9. Finding constitutions, statutes, regulations, and ordinances
10. Improve your legal writing
11. Finding cases
12. Expand and update your legal research
13. How to write a legal memo - sample
14. Final Legal Writing and Research Paper - format and sample


updated: 9/13/09
Prof.J.