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The New Supreme Court Paradigm: Legal Research Post-Roe

August 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Barbara Engstrom

Many people have used the term consequential to describe the October 2021 U.S. Supreme Court term. Somehow, the word “consequential” doesn’t seem adequate to describe the seismic shift in jurisprudence that just happened and seems destined to continue. I find myself pondering the myriad ways in which the decisions of this term will impact how we argue, teach, and research the law going forward.

Even studying for the July bar exam was impacted. In late June, Washington along with several state bar associations (and the National Conference of State Bar Examiners) felt compelled to issue statements to...

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