1. Understand what your Professor wants you to research. Use the standard reporter questions (who, what, when, where, why, and how) to round out your understanding of the assignment. Repeat back the assignment to your Professor to ensure you have a proper understanding of the question you have been asked to address. Make sure you understand the question being asked.
2. Understand your Professor's expectations for the project including:
3. Develop your research plan.
4. Document your research
Prof. Marjorie Rombauer created this framework for organizing legal research.
More information about the Rombauer Framework is available here.