This edition of Legal Research Manual builds on many previous editions. While the manual is designed principally for use with the first year legal research classes, upper year law students will also find it a useful reference.
There are two primary categories of law: Statutory Law and Case Law.
Statutory law consists of the statutes created by legislatures. Case law is the process whereby legal disputes are decided by judges. This chapter deals with statutory law and explains the process by which statutes come into force. Another chapter will take an in-depth look at how to find and update the statutes.