Thorough Academic Legal Research Will Improve Your Papers

Student Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 8-9, October 2009

2 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2009

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Shawn G. Nevers

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: October 22, 2009

Abstract

When writing their first academic papers for law school, law students will quickly discover that academic legal research is a bit different than the legal research needed for a motion or a brief. Written for Student Lawyer Magazine, this column discusses some of the helpful tools and techniques used in academic legal research. Topics discussed include the use of law librarians, finding a topic, the literature review, interdisciplinary research, and fifty-state surveys.

Keywords: legal research, academic legal research, research papers, law librarians

Suggested Citation

Nevers, Shawn G., Thorough Academic Legal Research Will Improve Your Papers (October 22, 2009). Student Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 8-9, October 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1492774

Shawn G. Nevers (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

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Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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