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Statutory Research Materials

The video lectures for statutes cover the publication process, the difference between session laws and codes, finding aids for locating statutes in the code, and how to check whether a statute is current. 

The longer Statutory Research Tutorial covers much of the same material but provides additional information about the structure of statutes and codes, resources for finding statutes online, and using print resources for statutory research,  

NB: All videos housed on Georgetown servers (with a "stream.law.georgetown.edu" address) are closed-captioned and searchable.

Video Lectures on Statutory Research

Statutory Law Research Lectures:

The following tutorials will prepare you for your class on learning how to research statutory law.

Running time: 3:01

Running time: 4:50

Running time: 4:28

Running time: 2:56

Statutory Research PPT

Research Class

The Statutory Research class will be held on Wednesday, August 30 in Hotung 2000Before you come to class, please watch the video lectures on statutory research.

Video controls and playback

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When you begin a video and hover your cursor over the video window, you are offered several options:

  1. Closed captioning
  2. Search (searches the captions, can take you directly to the point in the video where a specific word is mentioned)
  3. Playback speed (faster or slower)
  4. Full screen mode