Research Analysis and Planning: The Undervalued Skill in Legal Research Instruction

69 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2014

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Robert Linz

University of Colorado Law School Library

Date Written: June 15, 2014

Abstract

This paper describes a method of research analysis and planning for legal problems. It introduces the framework of research plan, log and product and provides a detailed research plan and log which students can use as a template for learning research. The article suggests how to teach the method in legal research classes, shares some of the author’s experiences in teaching the method and addresses some possible criticisms of this approach.

Keywords: Legal Research; Legal Research Instruction; Analysis; Planning; Legal Research Methods

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Linz, Robert, Research Analysis and Planning: The Undervalued Skill in Legal Research Instruction (June 15, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2481122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2481122

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