Advanced Legal Research

This guide is designed for students taking the Fall 2014 Advanced Legal Research Course.


Supplemental Materials


The homework assignment for this week is to research a potential employer.  Select a law firm, non-profit, NGO, etc. on your own.   Try to select an entity that you would like to work for after graduation (or as an externship).  You will be using the following tools to help you select an employer:

  1. Martindale's directory of law firms
  2. Bloomberg's company profiles
  3. A basic Google search

After you have selected an employer, I want you to research their history, founding, management structure, news worthy events, etc.  You will be using the following to locate this information:

  1. The Leadership Directory
  2. Bloomberg's company profiles
  3. A search for published cases (by author, judge, etc.) in Westlaw/Lexis.
  4. Google News
  5. Legal newspapers

Once you have completed your research process I would like you to write a summary of the entity that includes relevant information you may need if you were to interview for a position.  This summary should include relevant contact information and other information about the entity that would be useful to you if you were to interview.  This summary should consist of no more than 500 words.

Due on 11/26/14.

Heafey Law Library Research Team