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This guide provides some tips on starting a legal research paper.
Check out the "First things first..." box below for some general things to think about before starting a research paper. Scroll down the page for suggestions on a few scholarly writing guides. For more details on picking a topic and performing a preemption check, click on the "Choosing a Topic" tab. Look at the resources on the "Other Helpful Guides" tab for even more tips and tricks to starting a legal research paper.
Guide originally created by: Stephanie Huffnagle
There are a couple of things you should think about when beginning your research process and before diving into a research topic: