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Thinking about Legal Research Problems - Philosophy

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To work legal research you need some paradigms or mental constructs so that you see three things:

1.   A map of legal resources so that one can identify their relationship to one another and their best uses in solving problems.

2.   A constucts that help break down the problem and classify them by type.

3.   Constructs that match resources to problems and thet help with understanding the best processes for solving the prolems.

 

So What is a Construct?

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