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Legal Research

California Legal Research: Ballot Measures

This CALI lesson will instruct students about issues associated with California ballot measures including locating documents, identifying legislative intent, and examining legal challenges.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define the terms ballot measure, ballot pamphlet, initiative, and referendum.
2. List the three types of ballot measures in California.
3. Describe the lifecycle of a ballot measure.
4. Research, analyze and correctly interpret a ballot measure.

Colorado Legal Research: Secondary Resources

This lesson is intended to familiarize the user with Colorado secondary legal research materials. The lesson focuses on secondary source material including: Colorado Practice, treatises, periodicals, CLEs and form books. No prior knowledge of Colorado legal research is necessary to follow this lesson. While this lesson is aimed primarily at first year law students who will be learning about these materials for the first time, each section may be used independently to brush up on Colorado-specific legal research skills.

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