Guide to Law by Lawyers

Guide to law is a collection of articles written by lawyers that answer many popular legal questions about over 100 legal topics in language that is easy to understand. It is available in both a printed and online version, allowing users to search for specific legal topics.

Getting started with your law degree

The process of applying to and succeeding in law school can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. This comprehensive guide walks students through the process, introducing them to the basics of law school, such as the licensing process and the LSAT, while also providing advice on how to prepare for classes, exams, interviews, and career development.

Finding reliable information on the web

The Internet offers a wealth of resources for finding information on law and government, but not all of them are useful or reliable. This guide focuses on sites that offer the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers.

Simplify your language

Use simple words that people from non-legal backgrounds can understand, avoid jargon at all costs, and make sure your references are properly cited. This will help your article stand out from the crowd and make it easier for readers to find what they need.

These guides are produced by the Digital Media Law Project, a Berkman Center for Internet & Society research project. They are not intended as a substitute for individualized legal advice, and may contain information that is out of date or inaccurate in one jurisdiction but correct in another.

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