Let's look at an example topic: Legal professional privilege
To find cases on this topic you may need to conduct a couple of searches in the following ways.
Choosing the right search terms is essential. Try looking for keywords used in your readings or similar cases, and try using synonyms (e.g. police or "law enforcement") so you don't miss an important case!
Choosing the right search term/s is essential when researching online.
The New Lawyer, (2nd ed 2019) p.208-211 suggests a couple of strategies to help you identify useful search terms - 'mining' your background reading, and 'Statsky's cartwheel'.
'Mining' your background reading requires a focused approach to your background reading, to identify useful search terms, and relevant primary sources and other authoritative materials.
Statsky's cartwheel is a technique for identifying search terms, that involves various forms of word association with an original term to identify a range of relevant and useful search terms. It is described on p. 209-211 of The New Lawyer. (2nd ed 2019).
Search the full text of various law reports and unreported judgments online.
Law reports: View the authorised law reports guide to locate full text law reports on online databases.
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