Tips for Seminar Paper: Corporate Law

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itzdaranman
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Tips for Seminar Paper: Corporate Law

Postby itzdaranman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:35 pm

Hi,

Taking my first seminar, which is on Corporate Law, and was told by my professor to utilize secondary literature. Any idea what he means by this? And how do you research non-legal literature for Corporate matters? Lastly, any tips on doing well in a seminar class, generally? We have a 30+ page paper due at the end of the semester and that's our entire grade.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: Tips for Seminar Paper: Corporate Law

Postby TooOld4This » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:14 pm

Statutes, cases, constitutions, etc. = primary sources
Law review articles, treatises, etc. = secondary sources

What type of non-legal sources do you anticipate needing to use? Hein is good for other journals. SEC's Edgar will be useful for certain primary source information if you are writing about a particular transaction.

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Re: Tips for Seminar Paper: Corporate Law

Postby itzdaranman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:26 pm

TooOld4This wrote:Statutes, cases, constitutions, etc. = primary sources
Law review articles, treatises, etc. = secondary sources

What type of non-legal sources do you anticipate needing to use? Hein is good for other journals. SEC's Edgar will be useful for certain primary source information if you are writing about a particular transaction.


So I actually picked a topic that was only recently really litigated beginning December 2012 so there actually are only like 3 or 4 cases on it, which is why he recommended secondary literature. Doubt there are any treatises or law review articles on it either, but there are a lot of law firm publications covering it. I might check out HEIN, but I doubt Edgar will have anything.

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Re: Tips for Seminar Paper: Corporate Law

Postby ph14 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 pm

itzdaranman wrote:
TooOld4This wrote:Statutes, cases, constitutions, etc. = primary sources
Law review articles, treatises, etc. = secondary sources

What type of non-legal sources do you anticipate needing to use? Hein is good for other journals. SEC's Edgar will be useful for certain primary source information if you are writing about a particular transaction.


So I actually picked a topic that was only recently really litigated beginning December 2012 so there actually are only like 3 or 4 cases on it, which is why he recommended secondary literature. Doubt there are any treatises or law review articles on it either, but there are a lot of law firm publications covering it. I might check out HEIN, but I doubt Edgar will have anything.


Take a step back then and use the secondary literature to inform your paper.




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