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Research Strategies for Successful Completion of Your Upper Level Writing Requirement: Cases & Statutes as Springboards


If you are writing a case note, or if you are writing a comment in an area that turns on notable leading cases, you can use the case or cases as an entry-point for research. The same is true for statutes and, to a lesser degree, federal regulations.

Cases as Springboards

Try these techniques:

Statutes as Springboards

Try these techniques, the first two of which may also work for federal regulations: