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Research Refresher: Process of Legal Research

Developing a Legal Research Strategy

Constructing a research strategy is an important first step in the legal research process. If you have developed a successful research strategy in the past, you may only need to adapt it to legal research, incorporating those parts of this sample strategy that work for you. As you get more sophisticated and knowledgeable in a particular area, your strategy will evolve.

Take a look at our Step by Step Strategy and our Research Log FAQ for more information.

You may also find the Strategy Worksheet and Search Terms Worksheet helpful.

Visual Process

flowchart of legal research process

Created by Sarah Glassmeyer

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