Law and Legal Research Starter

Steps in Your Legal Research

1. Identify the Legal Issue


Is this federal or state law?

Is this a civil or criminal issue or both?

What area of the law is this?

2. Go to the Area of Law You Need

3. Go to the Resources You Need to Use Based on Your Purpose for Research

4. Decide and Write Down What You Conclude is Your Legal Question

5. Find Cases if Possible

Legal Research Guides and Online Materials

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