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Decision Point: State or Federal?

This series of exercises is designed to help the user recognize whether an issue involves federal or state legal issues, and to select legal research sources appropriate to the jurisdiction and the applicable law. This exercise assumes that the user has a basic knowledge of legal research sources.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize specific areas of law that tend to fall into either federal or state jurisdictions.
  2. Understand that some legal issues must be researched in both federal and state sources.
  3. Identify the best resources to help determine if an issue is grounded in federal or state law.
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