Many areas of legal practice require knowledge beyond cases and statutes. This course will focus on advanced research methods for administrative, policy, and legislative history research using environmental law as a framework. We will explore these topics by examining resources and publications specific to environmental law practice in order to expose students to the broad range of research involved in this area. The class is a one-session lecture (questions encouraged) and an assignment that must be completed to receive full Skills credit.
Most of this information can be found from the main library website, http://law.loyno.edu/library.
It sounds elementary, but it is important to keep these facts in mind. (And you may be surprised how many times firm librarians say new associates don't know the difference between regulations and statutes.)
Key Things You Must Absolutely Know for Legal Research
Courtesy of Stacy Etheredge, http://hq.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/secure/Research/subject.asp.
How Our Laws Are Made - Library of Congress. This goes into detailed review of each stage of the process and provides information on all of the different types of documents produced in the process.
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