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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 Tips

  • Use secondary sources, such as treatises and law reviews, to help understand legal issues presented in the problem.
  • Gather all the citations to primary legal authority you know.  You need to update these citations using keycite/shepardize but you can also use these updating tools to find additional cases and pertinent secondary analysis.
  • Keep track of your research using notes, citation managment software, and/or folders on legal research portals such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance.

Treatises on Constitutional Law

Make sure you familiarize yourself with the basic priniples of law dealt with in your problem.  Moot court problems often involve constitutional law issues.  Here are some recommended treatises on constiutional law.

Helpful Research Guides

Books on Appellate Advocacy