Research Analysis Writing Editing Citations

100

What is a secondary source?
This type of source will be most useful to you when you are researching an area of law with which you are unfamiliar.

100

What are rules?
Cases and statutes provide us with these for our legal analysis.

100

What is a Roadmap or thesis paragraph?
You should always use this at the beginning of your discussion section.

100

What is passive voice?
This is the voice you want to edit out of your legal writing, for the most part.

100

What is the case name?
This is something you always underline or italicize.

200

What is jurisdiction?
This is the first filter you will use to narrow a search on Westlaw or Lexis.

200

What is a legal issue.
This is raised when we attempt to apply law to facts.

200

What is the source of the rule?
When stating rules, this should be stated in the citation, not in the rule sentence.

200

What are spelling errors and typos?
You should always edit your paper to eliminate these simple common problems.

200

What is a statute?
This source should not be underlined in a citation.

300

What is a citator (or Shepard's or KeyCite)?
Use this to determine if your case or statute is still good law.

300

What are the legally significant facts?
These are the facts used in the court's holding and/or reasoning that we want to analogize to our client's facts.

300

What are the legal rules?
Your memo should always be organized around these.

300

What is large-scale and small-scale?
When editing, you want to be sure that your memo contains these two main types of logical organization

300

What is Id.
This citation form can only be used when citing to the same single source cited in the prior citation.

400

What are the legal issues?
Organize your research notes by these.

400

What is an explicit (factual) analogy?
Use this when comparing your client's facts to a precedent case.

400

What is CREAC?
This is the formula we have been using all semester to write a discussion section of a memo.

400

What are legal terms of art or the exact words of the legal rules?
When editing, check your analysis to ensure that you have not varied these between your rule statement, explanation, and application.

400

What is a pincite?
One should use this page number for almost every case citation.

500

What is Key Search or the Key Number System (on Westlaw) or Legal Issue trail (on Lexis)?
Use this function on Westlaw (or by another name on Lexis) to find cases with the same legal issue.

500

What is persuasive authority?
A decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is what kind of authority for a District Court in the First Circuit?

500

What is a rule statement?
You should always begin with this when introducing a case explanation.

500

What is a blockquote?
Be sure you use this format with quotations of 50 words or more.

500

What is Table 1.
This is the place in the Bluebook where you will find the correct citation format for each state's courts and statutes.

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