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Prepare to Practice: Tips for 3Ls & Recent Grads

Resources for the soon to graduate USD law student

General Research Tips

When you don't know where to start your research or you feel you've reached a dead-end:

  • Does your firm have a law librarian? If so, consult them.
  • Check the secondary sources/practice guides available on Bloomberg Law, CEB, Lexis and Westlaw (the alumni HeinOnline has only law journals)
  • See generally the LRC Legal Research Libguides Check the LRC Summer Clerk Libguide
  • Contact the LRC reference librarians
    • By chat -  click the "Have a question" at the bottom of the web page.
    • Email the reference desk at: