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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2015 URL: http://lawlibguides.sandiego.edu/preemption_checking Print Guide RSS Updates

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Using Westlaw for Preemption Checks

To Begin in WestlawAdd the Law Review tab.  It has a Preemption Checking box with the following databases to search:

  • Journals and Law Reviews (JLR)
  •  Texts & Periodicals – All Law Reviews, Texts & Bar Journals (TP-ALL)
  •  American Jurisprudence (AMJUR)  (I would also search CJS)
  • American Law Reports (ALR)
  • Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP)
  • Legal Resource Index (LRI)
  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)- newest articles just being published.

Also check the following on Westlaw:

  • General news databases- for recent articles about your topic.
  • Don’t forget to check case law, legislation and to Keycite any of your cases and legislation.  The Keycite report includes secondary sources that cite your case and legislation.  This will lead you to material that discusses your cases or legislation.
  • Set up ALERTS for changes to cases or legislation that may impact your topic.
 

Using Lexis for Preemption Checking

To Begin in LexisNexis:  Search the following subject areas -

  • Combined (LGLPUB) - The Legal Publications group consists of over 900 individual secondary sources including: Law Reviews, Bar Journals, ABA Journals, Legal Newspapers, Legal Newsletters, Specialty Legal Publications, and CLE Materials
  • Legal Journals & Periodicals
  • Legal Resource Index (LGLIND)
  • Law Reviews by Area of Law
  • American Law Reports (ALR)
  • General News Databases - for recent articles on your topic.

*Don't forget to check case law, legislation and to Shepardize your case and legislation.  The Shepard's report includes secondary sources that cite your case and legislation.

Set up ALERTS for changes to cases or legislation that may impact your topic.

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