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Legal Research (U.S.)


Our Legal Research (U.S.) test measures your legal research knowledge, including sources of law, citations, and computer researching. Designed for experienced legal researchers and paralegals, this test includes the following topics: Citation Practice and Format (Bluebook Standard), Legal Authority, Legal Documents, Research Process and Analysis, Research Tools and Materials, Sources of Law, Terminology and Syntax, and the Case Reporting System.

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Test Outline

Citation Practice and Format
Citation Format
Practice and Methods
Legal Authority
Primary and Mandatory Authority
Secondary and Persuasive Authority
Legal Documents
Form and Purpose
Legal Terminology
Legal Terminology
Research Terminology
Research Process and Analysis
Formulate the Legal Issues to be Researched
Identify and Analyze the Significant Facts
Research Issues Presented
Research Tools and Materials
Electronic Tools
General Reference Tools
Index, Search, and Finding Tools
Research Media
Sources of Law
The Case Reporting System
Elements of Judicial Opinion
Official and Unofficial Reporters