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Moot Court Research Help

This guide provides general resources that can be helpful for moot court teams and individual resources for each moot team at Boston College Law.

General Information

Moot Court Website: National First Amendment Moot Court Competition & past years competitors' briefs.

Advisor:  Rosemary Daly

Research Consultation:  To schedule a research consultation, please contact Amy Bruce

Read Your Record

All legal research should start with an analysis of the legal issues. Read your record to find out:

  • what issues are involved;
  • what legal principles you need to learn more about; and
  • what major cases the lower court relied upon.

Once you have read your record:

  • gather any legal materials mentioned in the record;
  • read the cases, statutes, regulations, and other legal precedent and note additional citations to other materials;
  • Keycite and/or Shepardize all legal material to check status and to find additional pertinent resources; and
  • look for briefs of any underlying cases to see how issues were argued in the court below.

WebGuides & Online Resources

Links to more web guides that contain lists of First Amendment sources.

Treatises on the First Amendment