Category Archives: Research Tips

Resources for Researching Federal Judge Information

by Matt McGovern For anyone considering applying for a summer externship with a federal judge (which all 1Ls and 2Ls should consider!), it can really help to do some research before you write that cover letter.  Knowing more about a … Continue reading

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Focus on Government Documents: CRS Reports

by Amy Spare Reports by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress are well-researched and highly respected. They cover a wide range of topics. Here are just a few examples: Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and … Continue reading

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Librarians at AALL: Exploring the Exhibit Hall

In mid July, law librarians from all across the country gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL).  This year, the meeting was held in our hometown of Philadelphia, which meant that we were all … Continue reading

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Finals Prep Driving You Bananas?

by Lori Strickler Feverishly finishing your outline? Find that you’re just not quite sure what the Erie Doctrine actually entails? Having trouble distinguishing between a testamentary trust and a totten trust? Wish you could work on some practice questions to … Continue reading

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What do you (not) know?  Look it up in the Law Library!

by Robert Hegadorn An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.  It’s knowing where to go to find … Continue reading

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Research Advice for Your Summer Job

All law students, no matter what their summer jobs, can be sure that legal research will be one of their job duties.  Research in the real world can be a shock to anyone who has only searched in the comfort … Continue reading

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