They frequently reference primary sources and may even reproduce the cases/treaties you are looking for. I
You should become familiar with well-known resources in your field, which may be available in print and online. Some important resources in the environmental field are Environmental Law Handbook available in the library; Treatise on Environmental Law in the library or on Lexis Advance; and Rodgers Environmental Law 2d in the library or on Westlaw.
There are also treatises that are more subject-specific and/or practice oriented, such as Law of Wetlands Regulation (in print and Westlaw). This is also true for state-specific materials. A great resource for practitioners in Louisiana is Louisiana Environmental Compliance, a part of the Louisiana Practice Series, available in the library or on Westlaw.
Environmental law is a rapidly changing field so it is critical to keep up-to-date. In addition to having current treatises, check current awareness services such as Environment Reporter or E &E Publishing.
Resources may be online or in print.
You can utilize the Law Library catalog to search for all print materials.
Speak to a law librarian.
We can help you find what you’re looking for, and it is our job to do so.
Research logs and plans are often used in Advanced Legal Research courses. Logs keep track of every research step, and plans keep research on-track while providing guidance. As you become more familiar with areas of the law and more comfortable as an attorney, you probably won't need to keep track of your research in this way. But until you reach that point, it's a good idea to keep yourself organized and track your work in this way. If you fail to find what you need the first time, you can ensure you don't repeat the same mistakes. You can also account to an associate or supervisor for the work you have done. How you plan and track your work depends on what works best for you, but here are some suggestions.
Research Plan Suggestions
Rombauer Method: Another Planning Tool
Research Log Suggestions
Each time you locate and read a source, keep track of: