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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

Procedural Issues

Tip: Pay attention to procedural issues.

Procedural issues can be everywhere if there's any anticipated or ongoing litigation involved, both civil and criminal! Different procedural rules will apply depending on the setting (e.g. trial court or appellate level).

California Procedural Issues

California procedural issues are covered in various CEB, Lexis and Rutter Group publications.

Rutter has some federal publications as well.

Federal Procedural Issues

The two main treatises on federal procedure are Wright & Miller and Moore's

These can be found on Westlaw and Lexis, respectively, as well as in print.