For first year law students taking LARW.
Last Updated: May 10, 2016
This guide has many links to books and web resources with the purpose of supplementing the LARW course materials. It can be overwhelming if you try to look at all these sources. A better way is to first determine what your weaknesses are and then click on that tab at the top of the guide. Look at maybe two to three resources in the areas you need the most help. If you have already met with your writing professor, listen to their suggestions and choose a resource based on their critique of your work.
To save you time, the book descriptions include pages and chapters that cover specific areas students generally need help with in LARW. I tried to focus on unique features in the book that makes that title special.
- Legal Research Podcasts
Professor Robert C. Berring provides expert, holistic instruction on the core principles of effective legal research. These concise podcasts provide the perfect means for fine-tuning research skills and for keeping abreast of new developments in the field of legal research. Podcasts are in mp3 format.
Here is a list of some topics covered:
* Topics, Key Numbers and Searching for Cases By Subject
* Legislative Histories
* Legal Periodicals and How to Find Them
* The U.S. Code
* Judicial Opinions and the History of Precedent
* Legal Research Strategy
* Administrative Law and the Changing World of Research
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