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Law & Legal Studies: How to Find a Law

Find a U.S. law by Name

Laws may be cited or identified by public law number (P/L/ 106-279), U.S. Code title and section(s) (42 USB 2006d or 42 USCA 2006d), or U.S. Statues at Large volume and page (88 STAT. 1866).

Find U.S. or State Laws by Subject

Both the U.S. Code and Ohio Revised Code below contain current law with amendments incorporated.  Use the General Index volumes.  Look up your subject in teh index.  Experiment with different terms.  Index entries refer you to the title and section number in the main volumes of the set.  Examples of code citations: 42 USCA 2006d equals Title 42 of U.S. Code Annotated, section 2006d.  RC 5301.12 equals Title 53 of Ohio Revised Code, chapter 1, section 12.  check pocket or pamphlet supplements to each volume for the latest changes.