When researching an unfamiliar area of law, it is best to start your research with a secondary source such as a specialized legal treatise. In additional to introducing the researcher to the terminology and legal concepts of a specific area of law, secondary sources save the researcher time by pointing out and discussing the important cases, statutes and regulations that shape and govern that area of law.
Best search phrases to use in the UNM Law Library Catalog:
Specialized topics can be searched, such as:
You can combine any of these phrases with "law and legislation" to further refine your results.
Multiple useful treatises are highlighted in this guide to speed your research.
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