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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

Secondary Sources

Tip: There are some secondary sources you will know by name.

  • Procedural issues are everywhere!
  • You are likely to find these books in chambers.
  • Most are available online as well.

Researching Federal Procedure

The two main procedural treatises are Wright & Miller and Moore's

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

Researching California Procedure

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

Rutter has some federal publications as well.