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Feeling unprepared about legal research?

Posted by Library Blog on 03/04/2011 at 03:44 PM

Legal research is as much art as science; it calls for strategy as well as serendipity. There are many approaches to legal research, and there is no single, or best way to conduct legal research. Methods vary according to the nature of the problem and depend on the researcher’s subject expertise and research skills.

- Fundamentals of Legal Research, 9th Edition by Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn(Reserve, KF 240 .J32 2009)

The RWU Law Library will be having a series of "prep talks" starting the week of March 21st to help you refresh your research skills in preparation for your summer plans (and beyond). Come join us to learn practical research skills.

  • Mondays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and noon

Week 1: Federal and State Administrative Law Research

Week 2: Welcome to the Jungle:

Walk and Talk Library Tour focusing on print statutes, digests and reporters

Week 3: Rhode Island and Massachusetts Practice Materials

Week 4: Welcome to the Jungle:

Walk and Talk Library Tour focusing on print statutes, digests and reporters

Week 5:  Secondary Sources

To register, email: LawLibraryHelp@rwu.edu