Introduction to Legal Research: Types & Sources of Law

Class recorded January 19, 2023

This class introduces legal researchers to cases, statutes, and regulations, and the roles they play in your research. Learn fundamental legal research concepts by focusing on the elements and features of legal research materials and the tools by which to locate them.

Class covers:

  • Introduction to primary and secondary authority
  • Finding tools
  • Characteristics of legal research materials
  • Legal research tips

Registration fee: FREE

Course Materials: If you would like to receive a copy of the course materials for any of the classes, including any PowerPoint used, please register at the Register Now! button for the class, provided below. A staff member will email you the course materials (usually within one business day)

Video Recordings: We recognize that not everyone can attend in person classes, so even if you can't make it in, please watch any of these recordings and remember that we are still here to help! Call us at (213) 785-2513, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or chat with us online to get help finding information and resources on any legal (or not-quite-legal) question. Access to the video recordings is free.

Dated Material: Please note that the law changes. The original recording date for each class is provided on the display page. To be certain that you receive up-to-date information, please attend the in-person class, or contact us for help researching or updating your specific legal issue.

LA Law Library does not provide legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The information presented in this program is not legal advice and is provided solely as an educational service to our patrons. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

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Monday - Friday:
8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday:
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