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Before class, you should:
- read the short pieces in the "Readings" box below
A typical first-year required legal research class focuses on proficiency with the sources of the law from the three branches of government: cases, statutes, and regulations. But an attorney in practice has much of the blackletter law available easily through their Westlaw or Lexis subscription. What they will rely on librarians for are things that are not so readily available or familiar to them, such as practice treatises and rules.
Resources for Private Law Libraries
Resources for Public Law Libraries
Government Law Libraries (formerly State Court & County Law Libraries)
SCCLL-SIS is now GLL-SIS! This Special Interest Section provides leadership in identifying the needs and concerns of government law librarians and developing appropriate programs and services to address them; and supports the interests of government law librarians with their parent organizations and other related entities.