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Legal Research and Writing- Historical Society of NY Courts -Garfinkel Contest 2017: Magazine/Journal Articles

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Law Reviews and Journals on Lexis/Nexis Academic

 Law Reviews and Journals on LexisNexis Academic

Legal periodicals are valuable secondary sources in legal research.  Law reviews are published by law schools, with scholarly articles usually written by law professors or practitioners.  There are also an increasing number of subject, special interest and interdisciplinary law journals.  Articles focus on a particular topic or specialized area of the law in depth, and usually contain numerous references to primary and other sources like legislation and court cases. 

  • Law Reviews and Journals
    Click on the link above to search the LexisNexis Academic database for articles in law reviews and journals. Use the search form at the top of the screen to search by citation, author and/or title, or keyword. You can specify dates, or narrow your search by selecting an area of law in the categories at the bottom of the search form.

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While books and government documents are important agents of information related to the Voting Rights Act, articles provide convenient access to current materials. This is especially relevant to our subject matter as voting rights in the United States are under constant scrutiny and are frequently revised. Articles can be a great way to supplement your research and find thorough analysis of issues concerning the Voting Rights Act. 









President Lyndon B. Johnson shaking hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. just after signing the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965.
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