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UCLA School of Law Legal Research and Writing Guide: Introduction

This Guide provides basic research and writing guidance for UCLA School of Law students beginning their legal careers.
URL: http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/researchandwritingguide

Overview

The UCLA School of Law Legal Research and Writing Manual is the product of a collaboration among faculty of the Law School’s Lawyering Skills Clinical Program and librarians of the Reference Department of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library. The Manual is intended to provide research and writing guidance for UCLAW students beginning their legal careers, be it as a summer employee, a newly minted attorney, or as a law clerk. Each section of the Manual provides data for locating legal research sources in print and online, as well as tips for using these sources effectively.

Additional guidance may be found in the Law Library’s research guides prepared by Amy Atchison, Cheryl Kelly Fischer, Kevin Gerson, Donna Gulnac, June Kim, Jennifer Lentz, Stephanie Anayah, Vicki Steiner, and John Wilson. All of the Law Library’s guides are available at http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/.

Thomas W. Holm
Director, Lawyering Skills Clinical Program

Vicki Steiner
Reference Librarian, Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library

Important Note About Access to Databases

Be sure to read the Database Access Guide carefully before beginning your research.