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Legal Research for Summer Law Clerks, Interns, & Externs: Home

What's in this Guide

This guide is a starting point for legal research using the resources available through the UNM Law during your summer clerkship, internship or externship.  It includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.  If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library’s  reference desk at (505) 277-0935 or at

  • Tab 1: Best practices for legal research on the job.
  • Tab 2: Starting points for pain-free legal research.

This guide is a companion to a screen cast video on the topic. If you have not already watched the screen cast video covering this topic, please review it by watching it in the box below.

Accessing Resources in this Guide:

This research guide contains links to a wide variety of information sources, some of which can be accessed by all researchers, free of charge. However, access rights will vary. Please see the icon located after each resource description for more information.

If you are unable to access a resource due to these limitations, ask your local library about access options.


Other Relevant Guides

The below guides might be also be helpful depending on where you are working this summer. Consult the full list for more topics.

PowerPoint and Screen Cast

Please find the PowerPoint presentation and screen cast on which this guide on based, below. The screen cast is also accessible by going to the UNM Law Media Services website, linked at the bottom of this box, and clicking on "Recordings," then "Internal Law School Events", and then "UNM Law Library Summer Research Series"

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