Research is Key to Law School Success

I’m currently in an animal law seminar where I need to write a 25-page paper about the intersection of the Animal Welfare Act and tigers in the entertainment industry. Lesson learned so far: it’s important to master the research skills necessary to use Wexis effectively.

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  1. Ellen

    October 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

    WE do NOT have Lexes/ Nexis/ WestLAW at my law firm, so the manageing partner makes me SHEPERDIZE all the time for him.

    I told him about Lexis/Nexis/WestLAW, but he does NOT want to pay for it.

    He told me I should SHEPERDIZE and that should be good enough for the CLIENTS, but I DISAGREE.

    How can I get the manageing partner to listen to Mr. Law School. He needs to shave his face.

  2. chris

    October 11, 2011 at 10:17 am

    the best tip i can give (having graduated law school) is to find at least one law review/journal article on-point, then use whatever is cited in that article to bolster your research. whenever i did that, half to 3/4 of what i needed was available, which is especially helpful for more esoteric topics.

  3. evil lawyer

    October 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    No, no. Find three recent cases in your state on whateevr the topic is. Stay away from law reviews. They’ve become more useless than Guano Dubango at Spring Break. Absolutely useless. Also, Ellen, you could wear baggy clothes until he springs for lexis. or go to a firm that is not in the stone age.

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