A Guide to Law

guide to law

Guide to law

A guide to the best legal sites and resources online that provide reliable information based on legal principles. The guide focuses on sites offering the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions as well as commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers.

The guide also includes links to materials related to law and government that were written by or for lay persons and government sites providing general information. The guide is selective and inclusion of a site or resource does not constitute endorsement by the Law Library of Congress.

Choosing a Paper Topic

The selection of a good research topic is one of the most important decisions that a student can make when beginning a new academic year. This guide provides suggestions for choosing a topic that is likely to be of interest to the student and his or her classmates, and is not preempted by other papers on the subject.

Citing a legal source

The use of citations is an essential part of legal work. Whether a student is writing a law review article, a research paper, or an essay on legal topics, the use of proper citations will be essential to his or her success.

Using the right words in your legal articles is an art that requires practice and time. The wrong choice of words will not only confuse your reader but will be annoying and difficult to understand – so make sure you have a good grasp of what you are talking about before you start writing!

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