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Legal Research Manual

This edition of Legal Research Manual builds on many previous editions. While the manual is designed principally for use with the first year legal research classes, upper year law students will also find it a useful reference.

Stage 4: Intensive Case Research and Analysis

By this point in your research you will have:

  • researched books, loose-leaf services, articles, and encyclopedias.
  • discovered and analyzed the leading cases and relevant statutory sections.
  • revised your outline to incorporate the results of your analysis so far.

The next step is to flesh out the case law. For in-depth guidance, consult our chapter on Case Law Research.