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Directed Research Projects

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Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. You can find the latest information about our hours and services on the library homepage. There are several ways to contact us:

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In Person: The Borrowing Services Desk and Reference Office are on the main floor of the law library. Online and in-person appointments with the reference staff can be made from the library homepage

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Borrowing Services Desk: (650) 723-2477
Reference Desk: (650) 725-0800

Guide Purpose

This guide is intended to help law students organize and write quality directed research projects at SLS. If you have any questions about a research and writing assignment, you should always seek advice from your faculty advisor before you begin. Requirements set forth by your faculty advisor will always supersede instructions provided under these general guidelines.

This guide may also be useful to students working on Notes or Comments. See the Writing Notes and Comments for Journals Members guide for more information.