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Archive for July 15th, 2021

A Treatise To Get You Started

Treatise word cloudWhile working your summer internship or other legal position this summer, you may be faced with a research assignment on a topic that’s new to you. While the temptation is there to simply Google away, you’ll probably be better served by starting with a legal treatise. Treatises thoroughly and systematically cover a specific topic. They lead you to the key cases and statutes in an area, and are generally speaking much easier to read than the primary law itself.

Our Major Legal Treatises research guide is a quick and effective way to identify the leading treatises in various areas of law. The guide will let you know if the source is available on Lexis, Westlaw, or somewhere else. Contact us at if you need additional research help.