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Virginia Legal Research

A guide to researching the law of Virginia using the resources of the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library

Virginia Law

This guide provides users with information on selected resources for researching the state law of Virginia available at the Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, or publicly accessible through the Internet. For more detailed information on performing research in this jurisdiction please consult A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia, 2017 ed. (Reference KFV2475 .G85 2017), Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, 2d ed. (Reference and Reserve KFD1275 .C47 2000) or one of the online research guides linked to below. Please note that Lexis+ and Westlaw Edge provide full-text coverage of many of the resources listed in this guide.  This guide does not attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of all the resources one might encounter in performing research in Virginia law, however it does attempt to list many of the essential resources. 

In order to provide more comprehensive information on Virginia legal research, we have linked to the following research guides produced by other area law schools:

CALI Lessons

Useful Texts

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