takes many forms. The North Carolina Constitution provides a broad
framework for the operation of state government. Session laws enacted
by the North Carolina General Assembly are codified in the General Statutes.
Court decisions offer interpretations of the law. Rules established by
state agencies as authorized by the legislature have the force of law.
On the local level, county or city ordinances also regulate citizens’
actions. This guide lists the major sources one can use to conduct
basic legal research on the state and local level. For additional
- North Carolina Legal Research Guide
NoCar KFN7475 .M38 1994
- An Introduction to Law for North Carolinians
NoCar KF387 .T46 2000
Also available electronically at: http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/pubs/electronicversions/pdfs/introlaw.pdf
Guide developed by Bryna Coonin, Maury York (updated 10/2009)