Archive for the ‘research’ Category

  • Solo and Small Firm Practice

    Many law graduates venture out into the real world in a small or solo practice.  This guide helps you with the basics, like how to start your own law library, keeping a business plan, and deciding where you want to locate your office.  Even if you’re just thinking about starting out solo or small, this […] Read more...
  • Researching Legal Careers

    The Researching Legal Careers guide http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/careers points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law.  You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Salem Witch Trials

    On February 29, 1692, the first arrests were made in the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem court of Oyer and Terminer (hear and determine) accepted evidence that no modern court would: spectral evidence and witch marks. Spectral evidence involved reports of what would sound like hallucinations to modern jurors. The witnesses would describe their visions […] Read more...
  • Links to Government Research Resources

    From THOMAS to FedWorld, here’s every link you’ll ever need to do governmental research online for free. The Federal Government puts most of this information online at no charge; this research guide tells you where to find it. Read more...
  • Commercial Law and the Uniform Code

    Oh yes, there’s much more to the UCC than you learned in Contracts; the law school has excellent classes in Commercial Law and Payment Systems, but this research guide can help you get going with basic UCC questions and how they apply to Washington law.  The guide, by Kelly Kunsch, also features a carefully curated […] Read more...
  • Finding Law Review Articles

    Want to find law reviews that offer commentary on socially relevant topics and insights on secondary sources that might help make your research even better?  Trying to locate journal articles so old they don’t show up on Westlaw or Lexis?  This research guide gives you step by step instructions on how to find useful law […] Read more...
  • Writing a Paper this Semester?

    Here are some common questions and answers: How do I go about selecting my paper topic? Current awareness sources like topical newsletters (e.g. BNA reports) and legal newspapers (e.g. National Law Journal) are very useful. See also our Journal Staff Legal Research Guide for Tools for Finding a Topic.  You may also want to check […] Read more...
  • Corporations

    So you decided to take Business Entities this semester and you’re feeling a burning desire to know more about corporate law, or maybe more about Washington-specific corporate law? This research guide, by Kelly Kunsch, is packed with everything you need, from where to find forms for corporate formation to useful journals relating to corporate law […] Read more...
  • Administrative Law

    Written by Tina Ching, this research guide provides an introduction to Washington and Federal administrative codes and processes.  It is useful for general administrative law issues and questions, and features a number of secondary sources which can help you explore the subject further. Read more...
  • Secured Transactions

    So much law comes back to two things: tax law and secured transactions.  If you rent-to-own a TV or have a mortgage, you’re in a secured transaction contract right now.  It’s good to have a working knowledge of secured transactions even if you don’t want to go into business law, and this research guide by […] Read more...