Know What You Research: What Case Law Is, Where It Is, and How You Find It

Case law research represents the bulk of any legal research assignment in any common law system. Case law research is an indispensable component of both statutory and administrative law research.
In the following sections you will learn both about cases and case law, and about how you can excel in locating the legal opinion of your interest.But perhaps the most important lesson of this chapter is understanding how limited free-of-charge digital legal research remains, despite all technological advances of the last few years.