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POLS 024/105: Constitutional Law (SC)

Nackenoff (Spring 2015)

Research example: affirmative action and Grutter v. Bollinger

Consider starting your research with a source such as an encyclopedia or handbook that will offer an overview of the political and legal issue that interests you. Use these kinds of sources to obtain citations for relevant legal decisions, and then use an online database such as HeinOnline or LexisNexis to actually find the case law.

That said, there are multiple effective approaches to researching issues and cases. Here's one approach: