Introduction to Legal Research for Law Students

A quick guide to legal research for law students at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.


Your first-year classes give you a basic understanding of how law is made.  Now, how do you find it?  This guide provides an introduction in three parts:

  1. Things to know about the Library for your first semester, including -
    • Law Library top seven list

    • Legal Research & Writing class assignment resources

    • Final exam resources

  2. Tips for your second semester research, including -
    • Locating materials for research

    • Navigating The Bluebook

    • See our guide for cite checkers for tips to help you with your first journal cite check.

  3. A quick-start guide for researching in your summer job, covering -
    • Tips for designing a research plan

    • Secondary sources

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