A Moot Court Handbook
Chapter Two: Understanding Legal Research
Understanding Legal Research
At first, the legal research can be overwhelming, but keep in mind that lawyers have devised common systems and structures to help find materials quickly and easily so they can bill their clients for hours of research! Once you begin to see the pattern in which legal materials are accessed, finding the law becomes almost routine. Learning the different sources available and how to use each one most effectively is the most difficult part. After that, it is a process of going on treasure hunts to find the clues you need to solve your own particular legal puzzle.
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