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Legal Resources for Journalists

This guide is an introduction to legal research for journalists and other non-lawyers in the NYU community.

How Statutes Are Organized

Statutes are codified laws passed by legislatures. Federal statutes are found in the U.S. Code and are passed by Congress. State laws are found in state codes and are passed by state legislatures.

Finding Federal Statutes

Finding State Statutes

New York City Code