Vermont Legal Research: Primary and Secondary Resources
This lesson explains how to research Vermont state law. Topics include cases, statutes and legislative history, administrative law, as well as legal ethics and current awareness resources. Using a hypothetical research problem, the lesson walks through efficient ways to find answers.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the research role of primary and secondary sources.
2. Discuss the benefits and challenges of using secondary sources.
3. Identify Vermont's primary and secondary legal resources.
4. Apply primary and secondary sources to research Vermont legal issues.