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Family Law Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of family law in the United States.


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This quick topic guide was created for students conducting introductory research in the area of family law. This guide, while not comprehensive, provides a listing of the more important, current and relevant materials available in this subject area.

Key Resources

Family Law Reporter

  • "The only nationally oriented family law information service available, the Reporter is your most reliable guide to important new federal and state cases, legislation, trends, and issues."

WWW for students & faculty only

  • Lexis file BNA;BNAFLR contains the full text of BNA's Family Law Reporter.

WWW for students & faculty only

  • Electronic version of BNA's Family Law Reporter. Subscription database. Accessible off campus with ID.

Print available in Library/ Location: Call No.: KF503.4 .B8 (1974 - 2008)

  • Available electronically through BNA and Lexis.

Introductory Resources

Family Law: An Overview (Cornell Legal Information Institute)

  • Provides an overview of family law including links to related statutes, judicial decisions, conventions and treaties, and key internet sources.

WWW for students & faculty only