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Public Health Law Seminar Research Guide: Home

Created for Amira Hasenbush's Winter 2013 class.

Research Guides

Reference Books

Statutory Construction & Interpretation

Most of the titles (KF 425) below are in the Law Library Stacks, on  the Mezzanine level.

A dictionary of statutory interpretation. William D. Popkin. (Carolina Academic Press, c2007)  KF 425 .P669 2007

From inspiration to legislation: how an idea becomes a bill. Amy E. Black. (Pearson Prentice Hall, c2007)  KF 4945 .B53 2006 (College Library & YRL)

The language of statutes: laws and their interpretation. Lawrence M. Solan. (University of Chicago Press, 2010)  K 290 .S65 2010

Legislative drafter’s desk reference, 2nd ed. Lawrence E. Filson and Sandra L. Strokoff. (CQ Press, 2008)  KF 4950 .F55 2008

Modern statutory interpretation: problems, theories, and lawyering strategies, 2nd ed. Linda D. Jellum, David Charles Hricik. (Carolina Academic Press, 2000)  KF 425 .J45 2009

Statutes and statutory construction (Sutherland statutory construction), 7th ed. Norman J. Singer and J.D. Shambie Singer. (Thomson/West, 2007- )  KF 425 .S56 2007

Statutes in court: the history and theory of statutory interpretation. William D. Popkin. (Duke University Press, 1999)  KF 425 .P67 1999

The theory and practice of statutory interpretation. Frank B. Cross. (Stanford Law Books, c2009)  KF 425 .C76 2009


This guide was created for Amira Hasenbush's undergraduate seminar, Public Health Law: Constitutionally Balancing Societal Interests with Individual Rights (Winter 2013).

Using Amira's draft syllabus as a guide, I selected resources that relate to federal legislative history, statutory interpretation/construction, constitutional law and public health law. The focus is on books, articles and research guides.

I created a separate Lexis page because Zoe Caldwell will give the students an introductory research overview. Students will be able to find cases, statutes and law review articles using Lexis.

The "Selecting a Paper Topic" page was adapted from another guide created for law students.

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Legal Research Print Sources

All titles below are in the Stacks unless otherwise indicated. Reserve items are behind the Circulation desk and may be checked out for 2 hour periods. Books in the reference room may not be checked out.

UCLA Databases

Online Sources