Friday, September 05, 2008

Legal Research Readings for Students

Shawn Nevers, from BYU Law School, has put a selective annotated bibliography of legal research readings for law students on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Supplemental readings that are informative, interesting, and brief can do
wonders in a legal research course. I use them to emphasize important points, facilitate interesting discussion, and provide a "real world" view of legal research. Students enjoy the change of pace and are generally engaged by the articles - something I can't say about textbooks. This paper is a selective annotated bibliography of articles that could be used as supplemental readings in introductory and advanced legal research courses. The fourteen articles listed cover the importance of legal research, the research process, electronic legal research, and researching primary sources. As part of each annotation I have included my "two cents" about when and why these articles might be used in a legal research course.
You can download the article here.

From Legal Research Plus.