Washington State Law

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Legal Research Guides

These legal research either focus on Washington State legal sources or include Washington State materials as well as others.

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HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a commercial service to which the Law Library subscribes. It provides PDF versions of several Washington State specific primary and secondary sources. Visitors to the Law Library may access these and other HeinOnline databases; only University of Washington faculty, students, and staff may access HeinOnline resources remotely.

Primary Sources

Revised Code of Washington and earlier statutory titles, including Ballinger's, Pierce's, and Remington's Codes

Laws of Washington, 1854-date (session laws: laws enacted in chronological order)

Attorney General opinions and reports, 1888-date

Secondary Sources

Gonzaga Journal of International Law, 1997-date

Gonzaga Law Review, 1966-date

NW Lawyer, 1947-date (formerly, Washington State Bar News)

Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 2002-date

Seattle Journal of Environmental Law, 2009-date

Seattle University Law Review, 1977-date (formerly, University of Puget Sound Law Review)

Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, 2011-date

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, 2004-date (formerly, Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology

Washington Law Review, 1925-date

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Books

For additional Washington State legal research information, see one of the following:

  • Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook 3d (2002). KFW75.W37 2002 at Reference Area & Reference Office Table of contents
  • Washington Legal Research, 2d ed. (2009). KFW75.H45 2009 at Reference Area & Reference Office
  • Washington State Documents: A Bibliography of Legal and Law-Related Sources (2011). KF1.Z95 A42 at Reference Office
  • Chapter 49, Washington Territorial Legal Materials, in 2 Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide (2005). KF240.P688 at Reference Office

Links to more sources are found in the Site Index under the heading "Washington legal research."