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Researching Domestic Violence & the Law: Home

short guide on resources for researching DV law


This guide will help you select a topic and conduct research for the Domestic Violence & the Law seminar course (LAW 792) .

The guide has four main tabs:

Some tabs have sub-pages which further divide the topic (For example, Secondary Legal Sources is divided into three sub-pages.) Each page will have an info box on the upper left-hand side which will guide you through the information on the page.

If you need further assistance please visit the reference desk or contact your course librarian, Prof. Michelle Hook Dewey at


Research Meetings

Don't forget to sign up for your topic selection meeting. Meetings will be held during the week of 9/18 (mandatory).

• sign up at   

Before your meeting you must submit the following via e-mail:

  • Citations for the initial resources which you read, along with your reflection
  • A working thesis statement
  • Your research plan
  • A few preliminary sources which you have already located


The University of Illinois Law Library provides these Web pages as a service to our users and they are not intended to be taken as legal or non-legal advice on any subject. The legal information provided in this website is for general reference only, and should not be relied upon for legal purposes. You should always consult a lawyer to determine your legal rights.

Law Library A-Z Resources

Looking for something? The law library has a guide which contains a full A - Z list of law resources organized by name.


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