This November students will be introduced to the basics of statutory research. This third and final Sloan exercise will cover both federal and state statutory research. The state statutory research portion of this exercise focuses only on statutes from North Carolina. The exercise is conducted purely in the print materials found in the Charlotte School of Law Library and everything that you need to complete the exercise (including the expertise of one of your CSL Law Librarians!) can be found in the Charlotte School of Law Library’s collection.
If you are a student reading this, it might be a good idea to find your way to the library on the second floor and map out the location of the print materials that you will be using. For the federal portion of the exercise you will be using the United States Code Annotated, that’s USCA and the Subject Index to the USCA. Similarly, for the state portion of the exercise you will be using the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated and the Subject Index to this volume set of statutes.
Note that your Charlotte School of Law Library has several sets of the North Carolina General Statutes. We have both the West and Lexis publications of the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated. An important distinction is that the Lexis publication of the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated is the official publication of the State Code of North Carolina.
So roll up your sleeves and dig into the collection for some statutes fun!