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

  • Civics Overview (15:28): An overview of the sources of American Law, including common law and statutes (1L topic) (updated November 2014)
  • Docket Research (16:50): Provides an overview of online resources and techniques for accessing court dockets and filings (created for ALR) (updated August 2015)
  • Finding Aids, Pocket Parts and Looseleafs (4:39) Discusses how to use tables of contents, indexes, pocket parts, and looseleafs, when conducting legal research using print materials (1L topic) (updated November 2014)
  • Information Literacy: Evaluating Free Internet Resources (5:05): (created for ALR) Assessing the quality of information on the web (updated November 2014)
  • An Introduction to the Bluebook (8:27): Proper legal citation style (1L topic) (updated August 2016)The Bluebook
  • Summer RA Orientation (11:04): See the RA Orientation research for video tutorial and additional information on resources and research strategies for research assistants (updated May 2014)
  • Terms and Connectors: Search Operators (7:00): Using Boolean operators to craft specific searches (1L topic) (updated November 2015)

First-Year Topics

Secondary Sources

Case Law

  • Federal Law Research (22:33): Discusses resources and strategies for researching a federal law problem (1L topic) (updated February 2015)
  • Case Law Research (5:40): Part 1 of 3. Discusses case law authority, court jurisdictions, and the concept of the "the best case." (1L topic) (updated July 2015)
  • Case Law Research: How Cases Are Published (8:00): Part 2 of 3. Discusses how cases are published, cited, and the anatomy of a case (1L topic) (updated July 2015)
  • Case Law Research: How to Find Cases (9:30): Part 3 of 3. Discusses resources and strategies for finding cases (1L topic) (updated July 2015)

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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