An Introduction to Research Resources in Law

So, you want to dive into the corpus juris, huh?

Nothing screams legal research more than hefty, leather-bound tombs and dark wood furnishings.

While Princeton doesn’t have a law school (at least, not anymore), a number of University departments offer interesting courses in legal theory, history, and philosophy. Students in these courses—especially those new to legal studies—may find themselves overwhelmed by strange Latin words and mountains of footnotes. Fortunately, there are a number of online and University-provided resources specifically geared toward legal research, which anyone writing a paper concerning law would be wise to use. The following is a rundown of some of my favorites from my time in POL 316: Civil Liberties with Professor Robert George.  Continue reading An Introduction to Research Resources in Law