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Energy and Environmental Law Research Guide

State-Level Research Guides

State-specific legal research can be tricky as each state has their own method of organizing the law and have their own sets of secondary sources to help understand the law. Often, research guides from that particular state or a law library within that state will provide resources for conducting state-level legal research. Below are popular research guides covering states frequently discussed in environmental and energy law:

Georgia Statutes & Legislation

The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) is the official compilation of Georgia law.  As an annotated code, the O.C.G.A. is an excellent resource for important judicial decisions and law reviews.  Laws can also be found in the unofficial West’s Code of Georgia Annotated.  The O.C.G.A (Lexis) and West’s Code of Georgia Annotated are available in print and located at MacMillan Law Library in the King and Spalding Room, 3rd floor. 

Online access is available through Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.  Free online access is available through:

Georgia's laws governing climate change include but are not limited to the following O.C.G.A. titles: 

Georgia Legislation

To review current or past Georgia legislation, bill tracking, and house and senate votes, visit the Georgia General Assembly online.   Georgia Lawsthe compilation of Georgia’s session laws (the Acts & Resolutions of the Georgia General Assembly), is a multi-volume set and is available in print at MacMillan Law Library in the King and Spalding Room, 3rd floor. 

Georgia’s session laws are also available online through

Georgia Rules and Regulations

Georgia Administrative Law

The Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia is the compilation of state agencies’ rules and regulations, including those related to juvenile justice.  Georgia's rules may be accessed in print or online.  While the print version does not have an index, online versions are searchable by the chapter or rule number, popular name or by agency.  The official looseleaf print version is located in the King and Spalding Room, 3rd floor of the MacMillan Law Library. Free access is available to the unofficial online version from the Secretary of State’s website. 

Georgia rules and regulations are also accessible via 

Georgia Cases

Georgia Cases

Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases are reported in the official Georgia Reports and Georgia Appeals Reports, respectively.  Georgia appellate court decisions can also be found in West’s Georgia Cases and the South Eastern Reporter.  Print versions of the aforementioned reporters, except the South Eastern Reporter, are located at MacMillan Law Library in the King and Spalding Room, 3rd floor.  The South Eastern Reporter is located on the 3rd floor, core 2.

Online access is available through Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law.  Free online access is also available through:

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Questions?  Email Anna Sturgill, Law Librarian for Archives and Assessment Services