Designed for Legal Research & Writing courses, this book introduces the reader to the study of law and legal analysis. Part I examines why we have law and our responsibilities as lawyers. Part II discusses the law school experience, including how to study, how to learn, how to prepare for and take exams, and how to manage stress. Part III guides law students through the steps of legal analysis, including the sources of law, the analysis of enacted law and case law, the synthesis of multiple sources of law, and the application of law to facts. Topics include tools to help students grasp the analytical skills needed to perform well in law school, as well as many examples and opportunities to apply the information learned. Part IV discusses how best to communicate that analysis in law office memos and client letters, emphasizing good organization, clear writing, and accurate citation. Part V reviews the research process, including how to develop a research plan, when to use online and print resources, and where to find the materials needed.