Weekly Tips in Case Law Research – Fall 2016

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  1.  First Workshop – secondary sources and seminal cases
  2.  Second Workshop – Treatises or Restatements to start case law research? 
  3. Third Workshop – the many flavors of legal scholarship;  the starting point for case law research.
  4.  Fourth Workshop – the indelible use of practice materials in case law research.
  5. Fifth Workshop – the battle of the databases – When you have a specific problem what specific database is best suited to help? Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg and case law research (I)
  6. Sixth Workshop –  the battle of the databases – Does the form matter or only the substance? Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg and case law research (II)
  7.  Seventh Workshop – starting with a statute to find cases
  8.  Eighth Workshop – starting with the seminal case to find other cases
  9.  Ninth Workshop – are all citators created equal?
  10.  Tenth Workshop – simple or Boolean searches (Natural language vs. terms and connectors searches) 
  11. Eleventh Workshop – what happens when foreign or international law issues come into play?