Your law paper should be started with a good introduction. Your introduction should be powerful enough to hook the attention of the readers. This is the most appropriate opportunity to make the reader excited about your paper. An argumentative research paper in law will usually have some issue of heated debate. From your introduction, your readers should not only know that you have something to say. Represent your paper through a practical situation so that they will know that your research actually exists. Therefore, make sure you quote the law as it is and not as it ought to be. While developing your paper, also concentrate more on evidence than of facts. Your paper should be written like a legal practitioner. Keep in mind that in law, there is little difference between the legal practitioner and the law student. The main difference is that while the student is learning for a certificate, the legal practitioner is working for remuneration. Therefore, the same standard of care is required from both ends.
First of all, you need to know how to conduct legal research. There are a number of websites which can assist you. Fee-based web research companies include Lexis and Westlaw. These companies allow you access to court opinions (state and federal), statutes, rules of court, Shepardizing of cases (discussed further later in this article), and other valuable sources for inclusion in legal research papers. There is also a large number of websites which can provide this information for free, such as Findlaw. United States Supreme Court cases and opinions are available through Findlaw.