1L Guide on Research, Analysis and Exam Prep

This guide is designed for first-year law students who are looking for materials to help them with their legal research and writing course (LARAW), and basic legal analysis. There is also a section on preparing for exams.

Essential Reference Resources

Locating the Law

The law librarians at the Southern California Association of Law Libraries have created a wonderful, and concise, guide to legal research that includes California, Federal, and International legal materials.  All of these documents are in PDF format.   You will need Adobe Reader to view them.

These are selected chapters from this e-book.  If you would like to view the entire book you can access it via the SCALL website.

Heafey Law Library Research Team