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Introduction to American Legal Research for Foreign Law Students
  • Jennifer Allison, Pepperdine University

This presentation introduces general principles of U.S. legal research to foreign law students studying at Pepperdine Law School during the 2012-13 academic year. It explains the difference between primary and secondary authority, outlines the various levels of secondary sources and what they provide, and suggests tips for creating a legal research plan.

  • Legal Research,
  • Primary Authority,
  • Secondary Authority,
  • Law Dictionary,
  • Legal Encyclopedia,
  • Law Journal,
  • Treatise,
  • Law Student,
  • Foreign
Publication Date
Fall 2012
Citation Information
Jennifer Allison. "Introduction to American Legal Research for Foreign Law Students" (2012)
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