Etheredge Federal Statutes Assignment

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Stacy Etheredge
Reference & Instruction Librarian
George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library
WVU College of Law
101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
stacy.etheredge@mail.wvu.edu

This assignment on federal statutes was given in the Advanced Legal Research course at the West Virginia University College of Law.  It is meant to be a guided exercise to give the student hands-on experience in a variety of formats, including print, free web sources, and Westlaw or Lexis.  The guided nature of the assignment usually results in high grades, and next semester I plan on adding some open-ended questions that will allow for distinguishing among students.  Two documents accompany the assignment – a DOJ/FBI website shutdown notice, and a page from a magazine that contains a required USPS notice.