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Pritzker Legal Research Center


Environmental Advocacy Center (EAC) Research Guide

This guide supports the research needs of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Environmental Advocacy Center (EAC).

Study Aids

Westlaw

Westlaw Edge Training Resources. After you click into the training resources page, scroll down to see all available topics. Short videos and help sheets on specific research tasks in Westlaw, such as:

 

Additionally, Westlaw's Reference Attorneys are available for research support via either call or chat. Law students call 1-800-850-WEST (1-800-850-9378). Live Chat accessed via Westlaw.

Lexis

Lexis Training Videos and Help Sheets - Click through the categories across the top (such as Getting Started, Search Basics, Features You Should Know, Legal Analytics, Sources You Should Know, Shepard's Citations Service, Managing Search Results, and Practice Centers) to see available videos and guides. 

  • Shepard's Citations Service - similar function as KeyCite in Westlaw
  • Search Term Maps - Lexis provides a visual representation of your search results, which can be a different but insightful way to interpret and work with your results.
  • Legal Issue Trail - Flip toggle in right pane to 'Activate Passages' when looking at a case. Purple mark up will appear around parapgraphs in the court opinion. Once boxes are created around the issues in the case, click in the box of the issue you would like to expand upon to locate (a) cases the court cited for that issue and (b) locate other cases that have cited to the case at hand for this issue.
  • Topic Summary Reports: Topic summary reports provide an overview of a legal topic along with resources for further research. Each report contains the following sections: Definitions, Seminal Cases, Elements of, Statutes and Rules, Secondary Sources, and Burden of Proof