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United States Legal Research for L.L.M. Students

Overview of basic United States legal research. Originally written primarily for foreign law students, who are familiar with legal concepts but unfamiliar with U.S. legal materials, but useful also for the novice practitioner.


All States

Session laws and statutes are published by all 50 states.  The D'Angelo Law Library has annotated codes in print for every U.S. state and territory, located on the 4th floor.  Online in LexisNexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law. State session laws are in closed stacks; request at the Law Circulation Desk.

State session laws and codes are available on state government websites.  Coverage and currency vary from state to state. 

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