Principle I: A successful legal researcher possesses foundational knowledge of the legal system and legal information sources.
- An information-literate legal professional understands the structure and interrelationships between and among foreign and international legal systems.
- Recognizes that there are diverse structural frameworks for the various legal systems within the global community.
- Recognizes basic similarities, differences, and interrelationships among and between various types of legal regimes, e.g., United States law, foreign law, and international law.
- Identifies information resources that will increase depth and breadth of knowledge regarding a specific legal system.
- Recognizes that other countries and supranational organizations may produce, organize, and disseminate their legal information in different ways, and knows how to find the needed information for a particular legal system.