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Legal Research & Writing Requirement  

Guide is meant to help students select cases, legislation and other topics for the Law School Legal Research and Writing Requirement and then build a foundation for their paper.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014 URL: http://libguides.library.umkc.edu/lrw Print Guide

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Source:  Nic McPhee, subject to Creative Commons Licensing 2.0 Generic at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/.

 

Guide's Philosophy

After librarians and Dean Glesner-Fines sampled many student research papers, it became evident that researcher papers are best written when they are solidly based upon cases and statutes (or similar primary law) rather than being written around a law review article, blog posting, Wikipedia entry, or book.  Legal research papers are not meant to be book reports.  They require analysis of actual legal problems, which are often highlighted by real cases and legislation.  This guide has consequently been prepared to steer students to legal cases and legislation that are current and yet sufficiently evolved to serve as the basis for solid papers.

 

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Lawrence MacLachlan
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