By Barbara E. Cotton
As the Research Director of a
large law firm, responsible for supervising the
research product of 18 students and assisting
them in developing their research skills, I was
recently requested to prepare and conduct a
skill-building seminar for the students and
junior associates. While most students become
relatively proficient in their basic research
skills after several months, and thus can
generally be relied upon to capture the relevant
case-law and authorities when researching an
issue, most students, and indeed junior
associates, have considerable more difficulty in
analyzing their raw research results to assess
the governing principles of law and applying the
law to the facts of their particular problem in
order to come to a conclusion that is meaningful
for the client.
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