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Basic Legal Research: Understanding the Issues

This guide is intended to support your legal research instruction as a part of Legal Methods. It does not replace any instructions from your professor.

Issue Spotting and Comprehension

Issue spotting and identifying the legal concepts that you will need to research is vital to legal research. Some times the issues that you will need to research are self evident. Other times the issues are vague or tangled with two or three legal concepts that make it difficult to determine how you should approach your research.

This section of the LibGuide will give you guidance as to how to spot issues and how to approach multilayer legal problems. Use the drop down arrow located on the right side of this section's tab to navigate to the page that you would like to view.

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