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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 Virginia legal research 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) or  Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, 2d ed. (Reference and Reserve KFD1275 .C47 2000). Please note that LexisNexis and Westlaw 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. A few additional Virginia legal research guides are listed below.

CALI Lessons

Useful Texts

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