Don't Underestimate the Importance of Statutes

Student Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 18-19, October 2011

2 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2011  

Shawn G. Nevers

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Date Written: November 16, 2011

Abstract

Written for Student Lawyer magazine, this column focuses on the importance of statutes in legal research. While law school focuses heavily on case law, law students must understand the role of statutes and how to research them properly. In addition to emphasizing the importance of statutes, this column examines some of the important aspects of statutory research including annotations, indexes, and statutory scheme.

Keywords: legal research, statutes, index, annotations, legal research instruction, statutory research

Suggested Citation

Nevers, Shawn G., Don't Underestimate the Importance of Statutes (November 16, 2011). Student Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 18-19, October 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1960779

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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