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Advocacy (24 LITG 501): Federal Law Research

This guide is for first year legal research students taking Advocacy and needing to research Federal Law.

Overview

Legal materials can fall into two different categories:  (1) Primary and (2) Secondary.  Secondary sources are about the law.  They explain, analyze, interpret, discuss, and cite to primary sources. Primary sources are the law themselves. 

Research Process Flowchart

Research Process Flowchart

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