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1. What does this legal term mean?

1.1. Legal Dictionaries

1.1.1. Black's Law Dictionary

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1.1.2. Ballantine's Law Dictionary

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1.1.3. Wex https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex

2. What is the basic legal landscape in an unfamiliar area of the law?

2.1. Legal Encyclopedias

2.1.1. AmJur2d

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2.1.2. Corpus Juris Secundum

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2.1.3. Wex https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex

3. I want to find a detailed legal discussion of a specific issue, including cites to relevant cases and other authorities.

3.1. Is the issue fairly recent?

3.1.1. Yes, it is a current topic.

3.1.1.1. Law Reviews & Journals

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3.1.1.1.3. $ Bloomberg Law $

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3.1.1.1.5. Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/

3.1.1.1.6. Law Review Commons https://lawreviewcommons.com/

3.1.1.1.7. ABA Journal Search https://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/free-full-text-online-law-review-journal-search/

3.1.1.1.8. SSRN (not specific to law, but very current) Home :: SSRN https://www.ssrn.com/en/

3.1.2. No, I think the issue has been around for a while.

3.1.2.1. Law Review & Journals (see above)

3.1.2.2. American Law Reports (ALRs)

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4. What is a summary of the common law in a particular area?

4.1. Restatements

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5. I am researching a particular area of the law and would like to read an expert discussion of very specific nuances in the law.

5.1. Treatises

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