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Discovering sources of law

Primary sources of law are legislation and case law. They establish the law on a given topic.

Secondary sources interpret and comment upon the law. They are good research aids and can help you to understand the basics of legal topics. They also provide references to key legislation and leading cases for assignment topics. Secondary sources include:

So, begin your research using secondary sources, and if you need to, then check the primary sources.