Legal Research Videos


Table of Contents

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

General Tips and Information

First-Year Topics

  • The Bluebook (8:49) : Proper legal citation style (updated October 2013)
  • Citators (11:10) : Using Shepard's, KeyCite, and BCite (updated January 2013)
  • Citators (4:00): Bloomberg Law (created by Bloomberg) (must log in to view)
  • Secondary Sources (14:32) : Doing basic background research on a legal issue (updated January 2013)
  • State Case Law (17:58) : Researching state opinions (updated January 2013)
  • Statutory Research (20:30) : Researching state statutes (updated January 2013)
  • Federal Law (20:57) : Researching federal cases and statutes (updated January 2013)
  • Secondary Sources (2:36) : The importance of doing background research (Student Interview) (updated September 2011)
  • Statutory Research (2:02) : Student employee process (Student Interview) (updated Novemeber 2011)
  • Case Law (3:45) : Tips and advice (Student Interview) (updated February 2012)
  • Practical Tips - Part 1 (3:06) : Student employee advice (Student Interview) (updated December 2011)
  • Practical Tips - Part 2 (2:18) : Student employee advice (Student Interview) (updated December 2011)

Secondary Sources

Case Law

  • State Case Law (16:12) : Researching state opinions using headnotes (updated October 2014)
  • Federal Law (20:57) : Researching federal cases and statutes (1L topic) (updated January 2013)

Statutory Law

Administrative Law

Student Interviews

  • 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)
  • 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)

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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