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Journal Editor Resources: Researching Comments

This guide is intended to serve as a consolidation of content from several different guides to help Penn Law students as they approach the process of researching and writing a note or comment for their law journal.

Building your Research

Once you have selected your topic and conducted a preemption check to see what other scholarship has to say about your topic, you will be ready to dive into doing more research. Although they're typically listed as separate steps in the process, the research you do while conducting your preemption check forms a part of your overall research. 

The three subpages here are pulled directly from the Researching a Seminar Paper guide and provide valuable information about:


For additional assistance finding primary materials such as legislative history documents, administrative materials, court filings, or foreign or international legal materials, please consult one of our other research guides: