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Strategies for Success with Legal Research

Steps for conducting efficient and effective legal research

Analyze and state the issues of your case.

  • It is imperative that you accurately formulate the issue[s] to be resolved.
  • Realize there may be multiple issues and sub-issues.
  • Distinguish the facts from the issues.

CALI lesson

Click on the link for a lesson about a new method for formulating legal issues. This site is passworded for access by USD law school students and faculty.

Issue Statements for Memos and Briefs


Issue spotting