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Legal Research Modules: Lesson Three- Statutes to Case Summaries

Modules and lessons for excellence in legal research and research strategies.

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Preparing to Practice

Using Westlaw

Using 17 USCA §410 find a case that will help you research if a certificate of copyright registration constitutes prima facie evidence of the elements of originality and authorship.

Using Lexis

In 11 USCS §1143, Distribution in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, find at least one case from the Notes to Decision that discuss the order of payment.

Case Summaries

Much like secondary sources help us find case law and statutes, case summaries are research tools that help us find case law related to or interpreting the statute. Below you will find an overview video, a how to find case summaries video, and a how to search case summaries video. These videos are followed by a quiz. If you want extra practice using these resources, look at the "Preparing to Practice" section on the bottom left for real life problems using case summaries.

Case Summaries Overview

How to Find Case Summaries Online

How to Search Case Summaries

Case Summary Quiz

Next Lesson

Congratulations! You've completed Lesson 3. Click on the Lesson 4 link to continue with this module. Want more practice? Try the questions in the "Preparing to Practice" section in the bottom left column.