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Masters of Studies in Law: Research Guide for Capstone Papers (also helpful for Upper Division Writing Requirement)

Research Dos and Don'ts for Capstone Papers

  • DO find proper LEGAL SUPPORT for your paper.  Legal support can come from:
    • Law review articles and other legal secondary sources
    • Primary sources of law: Cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions.
    • Statements of policy, such as government manuals and memos
  • DO cite to reliable sources such as law review articles, primary sources of law, legal treatises, etc.  DON'T cite to Wikipedia or other web sources of questionable reliability. Use Wikipedia as a starting point only.
  • DO look at reliable websites, such as those linked in the library's research guides.