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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

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.