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Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we’ve recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when doing statutory research because it provides references to cases and secondary sources that examine the code section you’re researching.  Annotations can save a lot of time and provide a researcher with a lot of [...]

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Importance of Statutes

Because much of law school revolves around case law due to the Socratic Method, I find that many law students underestimate the importance of statutes in legal research.  Statutory research is critical in the practice of law and students need to understand that reality.  To help I recently wrote a column for the ABA’s Student [...]

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