Legal Research Videos


Table of Contents

General Tips and Information
First-Year Topics
Secondary Sources
Case Law
Statutory Law
Administrative Law
Foreign and International Law
Student Interviews
Vendor-Created Videos

General Tips and Information

First-Year Topics

  • Background Research Using Secondary Sources (13:26) : Doing basic background research on a legal issue(1L topic)  (updated December 2014)
  • The Bluebook (8:49): Proper legal citation style (1L topic) (updated October 2013)
  • Citators (9:20): Using Shepard's, KeyCite, and BCite (1L topic) (updated October 2014)
  • Federal Law (22:33): (1L topic) (updated February 2015)
  • State Case Law (16:12): Researching state opinions using headnotes(1L topic)  (updated October 2014)
  • Statutory Research (21:53): Basic statute research with state examples (1L topic) (updated December 2014)

Secondary Sources

Case Law

  • Federal Law (22:33): (1L topic) (updated February 2015)
  • State Case Law (16:12): Researching state opinions using headnotes (1L topic) (updated October 2014)

Statutory Law

Administrative Law

Foreign and International Law

Student Interviews

  • Case Law (3:45) : Tips and advice (1L topic) (updated February 2012)
  • Practical Tips - Part 1 (3:06) : Student employee advice (1L topic) (updated December 2011)
  • Practical Tips - Part 2 (2:18) : Student employee advice (1L topic) (updated December 2011)
  • Secondary Sources (2:36) : The importance of doing background research (1L topic) (updated September 2011)
  • Statutory Research (2:02) : Student employee process (1L topic) (updated November 2011)

Vendor-Created Videos

All tutorials and documentation have been created or curated for the education of students at Maryland Carey Law. 


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