This guide highlights some accessible legal resources for NYU journalism students, journalists, and other non-lawyers. It also provides strategies for navigating the complex world of legal research, including how to determine the type of legal research you need, how to gather background information about your case or topic; and how to identify the most applicable databases to search.
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Statutes are laws that are enacted by legislators.
Case law is law that is decided in courts.
Administrative laws are regulations that come from government agencies.
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