The Legal Research Plan and the Research Log: An Examination of the Role of the Research Plan and Research Log in the Research Process

26 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2012 Last revised: 23 Aug 2016

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Caroline Osborne

West Virginia University College of Law

Date Written: April 2, 2012

Abstract

This paper reviews the current status of the concept of the legal research plan. It summarizes the basic elements of the legal research plan, reviews the current literature and recommends a design of a plan for use in first year legal research programs and by novice researchers. Also, it considers the use of the research log in the research process.

Keywords: legal research plan, legal research, legal research instruction, legal research log, structured approach to legal research

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Osborne, Caroline, The Legal Research Plan and the Research Log: An Examination of the Role of the Research Plan and Research Log in the Research Process (April 2, 2012). Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2033236

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