How to Tackle Research in a New Area of Law

Starting research in a new area of law?  Don’t know the best place to begin?cornell legal research engine

Check out Cornell’s Legal Research Engine!  Simply type in the area of law that you want to research (ex. environmental law) and it will pull up a list of links to research guides on that subject area from different law schools.

Research guides will help you determine where to start researching for the best information on a specific area of law, often listing the most important primary and secondary sources and telling you where/how to access them.

Don’t start from scratch when the work’s already been done for you!