The SIU School of Law's incoming class of 2009 will begin orientation in less than two weeks. One week later we will have the first legal research class of the year in Lawyering Skills.
We have added a Glossary of Legal Research Terms to our research guides to help you understand the terminology you will need to know. These definitions should help you to understand the sources of law, how they are organized, and how to use different research tools to find the law you need.
We have also added a short guide to Using the SIU Law Library Website for Legal Research to help new visitors find what they need among the hundreds of pages on the site. Our inspiration for this new guide was a similar guide at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Ross-Blakley Law Library.