Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Legal research fun

Well, maybe legal research isn't always exactly fun, but it is something that people want to do once in awhile, and the good news is that it isn't actually that hard to do. We have a legal research guide that points to a number of relevant legal information sites, where you can find court cases, laws and helpful reference type articles too.

   For example, if you were researching segregation, it might be of interest to know what the actual legal framework was, what were the laws that separated people, the relevant court cases and so on. Or perhaps you are researching someone like Edward Snowden, the famous, or infamous, leaker of various government secrets. Was that treason? What actually does "treason" mean, legally? Our guide would point you to many good sources, for example Wests Encyclopedia of American Law, great for background information, and then other sources for laws, court cases etc.

No comments: