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Juris Masters Program Guide

A guide with materials on research for students in the Juris Masters program.

Lexis & Westlaw Video Tutorials

The training certifications available through the Westlaw Knowledge & Training Center are recommended.  A few good tutorials to review in advance of starting your Open Memo are linked below:

The Westlaw Basic Research Certification is also very good. 

The Lexis Proficiency Certification on demand modules let you learn at your own pace.  The training sessions are helpful for all users of their research platform. Login with your Lexis login. Some key sessions are noted below:

  • Intro to Online Legal Research Systems
  • Keyword basics
  • Secondary Sources
  • Statutory Research Basics
  • Caselaw tools
  • Topical / Digest Research
  • Citator basics

If you don’t have time, check out these shorter more specific task focused Lexis How-To Videos.  Most are around 2 minutes.  Yuo may also find other resources on this training site helpful.

The more you view the more you'll know.