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LPW - Legal Research - First Class
Transcript of LPW - Legal Research - First Class
translate the research question into research terms
Legal Research combines knowledge of the law & how legal information is published
Use Google Scholar and Library Catalogs to find scholarship. Use L/W/B to find practitioners' sources.
Google It! Give Google a Chance
Or let's find out if there is a method to it
1. Research skills:
Why secondary sources?
They explain the law (the answer!)
Which ones: research and scholarship resources
Use research tools to find scholarship/practitioner's tools;
Let's review preliminary assignment.
Why Are You Here? What do you mean?
What happens next?
: Dana can you help us finding the way to solve legal problems efficiently, in the fastest, most comprehensive and correct, and of course, less expensive way?
: What do you mean?
LPW - Legal Research
2. Once you decided on the secondary source, choose the format (print or digital)
3 . Find the answer (or build a path to find the answer)
Read the question:
What do you have to find?
Macro managing your research:
Micromanaging your research:
Search strategy: secondary sources are only the first step
Disneyland is worried that Dismaland, pop artist Banksy’s gloriously subversive theme park which opened Friday, August 21—in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England--is going to ruin Disney's message: believe in Hollywood.
Is Dismaland a copyright infringement of Disneyland?
Use secondary sources as only the first strategy to locate primary sources