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Military Law Research

This guide provides an overview of research strategies and resources for military law courses at UNC School of Law, including military justice, the law of armed conflict, and national security law.

Introduction to Military Justice Law Research

Introduction to Military Justice Law Research

Conducting legal research into the military justice system parallels civilian criminal law research in many ways; however, there are significant differences in both the type of primary law material and its' publication process that must be considered. While researching in military justice law requires use of the traditional primary legal sources (i.e., statutes, regulations, and cases), it is also important to identify and consider separately-published guidance materials from the individual military branches, as these will often supplement the published primary law. This section of the Military Law Research Guide outlines the various types of primary legal sources and identifies multiple source options for locating and searching in this material.