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Legal research and writing

This guide provides an introduction to legal research and writing for law students.

About case law digests

Case law digest services are secondary sources that that help researchers find relevant case law.

Digests are organized by subject classification. These broad subject classifications reflect legal subject areas such as Aboriginal law, contracts and evidence. These are further broken down into hierarchical classifications that typically reflect the points of law in each subject area.

This multilevel classification system allows a researcher to locate relevant case law by particular legal issue.

A digest entry includes a brief summary and citations to where the case itself has been reported. Electronic digests include those citations as links.

Examples of case law digests

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