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Introduction to Legal Research for 1L's

This guide will provide an overview of legal research and strategy for First-Year Law Students

Training Videos

Lexis+ Training

Lexis Learn makes it easy for students to self-enroll in engaging, self-paced Legal Research modules. After signing into lexisnexis.com/lawschool and selecting Lexis Learn, select class: "Legal Research Training: JFK College of Law" (instructor: Jamie Diermier)

Important Lexis Resources

Lexis+ is great for primary sources of the law, like cases and constitutions, however, there are a ton of great secondary forms, practice guides and forms to know, that are specifically on Lexis+.

Explore the California Page, containing both secondary and primary resources

  1. Matthew Bender - California Points and Authorities
  2. Matthew Bender - California Legal Forms: Transaction Guide
  3. Matthew Bender - California Forms of Pleading and Practice
  4. Matthew Bender Practice Guide: California Pretrial Civil Procedure
  5. California Forms: List of 597 forms pertaining to various legal areas

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