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Academiaedu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Legal research is generally the process of finding an answer to a legal question or checking for legal precedent that can be cited in a brief or at trial sometimes, legal research can help determine whether a legal issue is a case of first impression that is unregulated or lacks legal precedent. Importance of legal research importance of research in school society and teacher the importance of research for education research is important.
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