The Research Process – 1.1 Evaluating the Legal Problem

Legal research requires a methodical approach.

How do we do this? Evaluate the legal problem using a model such as the FILAC method

The focus of this course will be on skills related to the facts, issues, and law steps. These elements of the FILAC method will help you to:

You can find a more comprehensive explanation in chapter 1 of Maureen F. Fitzgerald's Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research and Writing, 7th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2013) c 1.