Best Practices: What First-Year Law Students Should Learn in a Legal Research Class
Nancy P. Johnson
Georgia State University College of Law
Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 2009
Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-04
Legal research instructors seldom have adequate class time to teach students the print and online sources needed to complete a research task successfully. However, there are core principles that first-year students should learn in a legal research class. The author discusses best practices in teaching the legal research process, along with the important research sources, including judicial opinions and reporters, digests and finding cases, statutes, administrative publications, updating research with citators, and secondary sources.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: legal research, legal education, legal bibliography, best practices
JEL Classification: K00, K10
Date posted: February 12, 2009
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