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Access to Justice: Preemption Checking

Guide to print and online sources, both legal and interdisciplinary for access to justice research. Prepared for the Access to Justice Seminar

Preemption checking requires searching beyond the world of Westlaw and Lexis because neither has exhaustive coverage - some full-text coverage goes back to only the 1990s. Look at the resources for preemption checking--it includes other databases you should consult before spending time researching and writing your case note or comment.

If you find a paper on your topic that appears to preempt you, it may just be a matter of revising your thesis to avoid preemption.