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Law Research Guide

This guide is an introduction to legal research for undergraduate students.

General Michigan Resources

About Michigan Laws

In print, there are three commercially available versions of the Michigan Compiled Laws. MCLA (Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated) published by Westlaw, MSA (Michigan Statutes Annotated) published by Lexis, and MCL (Michigan Compiled Laws) published by the State of Michigan.

All publications contain the same Michigan Laws, but must be updated through the

Many state resources are for free on the Web through the government or through

Michigan Reference Material

Legislative Branch: Statutes and Legislative History

Judicial Branch: Opinions, Briefs, and Arguments

Executive Branch: Agency Rules, Regulations, Decisions, and Forms