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Basic Guide to Legal Research  

This guide is geared to basic legal research assistance at Wheat Law Library. It does not explain the law to you nor advise you on what laws apply to your situation. You will need to contact an attorney for legal advice.
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This guide is based on one prepared by Legal Information Service to the Public (LISP), a special interest section of the American Association of Law Libraries. It is intended to help a person find laws, case materials, legislation, and other legal materials that help resolve an issue, prevent a conflict, or generally educate.   While the resources listed are geared to the Wheat Law Library, the basic information and free Internet links can be used by anyone.


Law Library Info

Wheat Law Library
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence KS 66045

Check the library web site for a complete listing of current hours. 

The Wheat Law Library is a research facility, and its materials are the indispensable tools of the legal profession. Many are of a reference nature and do not circulate. Any person desiring to use law books and other legal materials may do so in the law library.

Reference Assistance
Reference help is available any time the library is open. You can also reach the Reference Desk by email or telephone at 785.864.3026.

Copying and printing are available at the 2nd and 3rd floor MFDs (multi-function devices).  KU-affiliates will pay via their KU ID accounts; persons not affiliated with KU will need to purchase a printing/copying login at the Circulation Desk. 


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