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Externships & Summer Jobs: Guide to Legal Research

This guide is intended to direct externs to relevant sources for completing research assignments.


Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance has secondary sources covering the following topics:

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Defending DUIs in Washington

Employment in Washington: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations and Practices

The Law of Evidence in Washington

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Criminal Law

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Family Law

LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Appleman Washington Insurance Law

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Civil Discovery

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Contract Litigation

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Pretrial Civil Procedure

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Real Estate Litigation

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Torts and Personal Injury

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Trial and Post-Trial Civil Procedure

LexisNexis® Practice Guide: Washington Probate and Estate Administration

Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual

Washington Business Entities: Law and Forms, Second Edition

Washington Guardianship Law

Washington Insurance Law

Washington State Environmental Policy Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis


Administrative Law

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Antitrust & Trade Law

Banking Law

Bankruptcy Law

Business & Corporate Law

Civil Procedure

Civil Rights Law

Commercial Law (UCC)

Communications Law

Computer & Internet Law

Constitutional Law

Contracts Law

Copyright Law

Criminal Law & Procedure

Education Law

Energy & Utilities Law

Environmental Law

Estate, Gift & Trust Law


Family Law


Healthcare Law

Immigration Law

Insurance Law

International Law

International Trade Law

Labor & Employment Law

Legal Ethics

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Military & Veterans Law

Patent Law

Pensions & Benefits Law

Public Contracts Law

Public Health & Welfare Law

Real Property Law

Securities Law

Tax Law


Trade Secrets Law

Trademark Law

Transportation Law

Workers' Compensation & SSDI

Bloomberg Law

Washington Secondary Sources

When you are trying to research a Washington specific legal issue, chances are that one of the following four sets will either answer your question or provide you a good starting point:

The Washington Deskbooks are available in print in the Reserve area of the library or online via Lexis+.

Seattle University Law Library Catalog

The library has many useful secondary sources on a number of topics, searchable in the Primo catalog. If looking for Washington specific sources, put "Washington" into your search to see if any state specific resources come up. Be sure to take advantage of the subject headings in the catalog to check for additional resources once you have located a relevant treatise.

For emerging areas of law, sometimes CLE materials will be a good resource. Use the Primo catalog to search for relveant CLEs. Be sure to make a note of the date to avoid using outdated materials.

Link to Law Library catalog; screenshot of catalog