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Statutes relating to the Drug Policy & Public Health Strategies Clinic exist at both the federal and state levels.
Some useful electronic sources of statutory and legislative materials are linked below. For more information on federal legislative research, including federal legislative history, see Chapter 5 and Chapter 10 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research. For more information on state legislative research, including Maryland legislative history, see Chapter 9 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research.
For more information on researching Maryland administrative law, see Chapter 9 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research.
For more information on researching federal administrative law, see Chapter 6 and Chapter 10 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research.
For general information on finding and updating case law, see Chapter 7 of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library Guide to Legal Research.
Note: Free databases do not include cases dating back as far as the materials in Lexis and Westlaw databases. It is not recommended that you use free case law databases in your research.
Tip: If you find one good case on Lexis, you may be able to find others by identifying the headnote that best describes the issue of interest to you, then clicking "More Like This Headnote," or by Shepardizing the case to find other cases that have cited it for the issue represented by that headnote.
Tip: If you find one good case on Westlaw, you may be able to find others by identifying the headnote that best describes the issue of interest to you, then clicking "Most Cited Cases" for that headnote. You could also try clicking "KeyCite Notes" to find other cases that have cited your good case for issue represented by that headnote.
The two main indexes to law journals are LegalTrac and Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (which includes books as well). These indexes include references to many journals not included in Westlaw or Lexis databases and in some cases provide access to the full text electronically. Each of these two online indexes has a parallel print version: the Current Law Index (K33 .C87), and the Index to Legal Periodicals (K9 .N32) are shelved near the print journals on level 1. The Index to Legal Periodicals is particularly helpful if you need to find articles published prior to 1980. For additional help on finding articles, visit Finding Articles in Legal Journals and Law Reviews.
Most print journals are shelved on level 1 of the library, in alphabetical order by journal title. To find out if the library has a particular journal title in electronic format, use the e-journals link on the Library web page or ask a librarian for help.
The following is a partial list of the Drug Policy Clinic related materials available in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. For additional sources on this topic, please check the library's Catalog.
Why our drug
laws have failed and what we can do about it : a judicial indictment
of the War on Drugs
Americans with Disabilities Act. MICPEL, c1999.
Americans with Disabilities Act handbook
Americans with Disabilities Act annotated : legislative history, regulations & Commentary
Americans with Disabilities Act: Title II technical assistance manual: covering state and local government programs and services
Americans with disabilities cases (BNA)
Americans with Disabilities Act manual (BNA)
Health Law Reporter (BNA)
Family Law Reporter (BNA)
A Technical assistance manual on the employment provisions (Title I) of the Americans with Disabilities Act
US Law Week (BNA)
This Course Research Page was originally created by Maxine Grosshans. This page was most recently modified by by Jenny Rensler.