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Law: Washington State Law

This guide provides students with a starting place to conducting research in the area of law.

Getting Started

One of the best ways to find case law or statutes - particularly when you are unfamiliar with an area of law - is to find a relevant secondary source.  Examples include:

  • Law review articles-  Examples include the Washington Law Review and Washington University Law Review.

When you use a secondary source, you not only find case law and statutes, but also vocabulary that can improve your searches. To further improve your searches see the glossary of legal terms within this guide.


 Good places to start your Washington state legal research

Resources for Washington State Law

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni, offered through the UW, can help you locate case law, statutes and court rules. The links below take you to specific sections of the Nexis Uni database.