Principle I, Standard C

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Principle I: A successful legal researcher possesses foundational knowledge of the legal system and legal information sources.


  1. An information-literate legal professional understands the structure and interrelationships between and among foreign and international legal systems.


    1. Recognizes that there are diverse structural frameworks for the various legal systems within the global community.
    2. Recognizes basic similarities, differences, and interrelationships among and between various types of legal regimes, e.g., United States law, foreign law, and international law.
    3. Identifies information resources that will increase depth and breadth of knowledge regarding a specific legal system.
    4. 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.