Legislative History: The Search for Legislative Intent

Student Lawyer, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 18-21, February 2011

2 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2011

See all articles by Shawn G. Nevers

Shawn G. Nevers

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: March 10, 2011

Abstract

The ability to research the history of a statute is an essential skill for all aspiring lawyers. Written for Student Lawyer magazine, this legal research column examines the various documents that make up legislative history and their relative importance.

Keywords: legal research, legislative history, legislative intent, committee reports, hearings, bills

Suggested Citation

Nevers, Shawn G., Legislative History: The Search for Legislative Intent (March 10, 2011). Student Lawyer, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 18-21, February 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782983

Shawn G. Nevers (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

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