Washington State Law

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Legal Research Guides

These legal research either focus on Washington State legal sources or include Washington State materials as well as others.



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Print and alternative online sources are identified in several of the Washington State-specific research guides.

Primary Sources

Revised Code of Washington and earlier statutory titles, including Ballinger's, Pierce's, and Remington's Codes

Laws of Washington, 1854 to present (session laws: laws enacted in chronological order)

Attorney General opinions and reports, 1888 to present

Secondary Sources

Gonzaga Journal of International Law, 1997 to present

Gonzaga Law Review, 1966 to present

NW Lawyer, 1947 to present (formerly, Washington State Bar News)

Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 2002 to present

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, 2009 to present

Seattle University Law Review, 1977 to present (formerly, University of Puget Sound Law Review)

Washington International Law Journal, 2015 to present (formerly, Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, 1992-2014)

Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, 2011 to present

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, 2004 to present (formerly, Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology)

Washington Law Review, 1925 to present

Legal Research Books

Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook 3d (2002).
KFW75.W37 2002 at Reference Area & Reference Office

Washington State Documents: A Bibliography of Legal and Law-Related Sources (2011).
KF1.Z95 A42 at Reference Office

Print-only Guides

Washington Legal Research, 2d ed. (2009). Link to the catalog record
KFW75.H45 2009 at Reference Area & Reference Office

Chapter 49, Washington Territorial Legal Materials, in 2 Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide (2005).
KF240.P688 at Reference Office


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