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Legal Encyclopedias

Legal Encyclopedias are an excellent way to start your research into Georgia Landlord/Tenant Law, since they focus on providing an accessible overview of the law. Georgia Jurisprudence (Westlaw) focuses its coverage of Landloard/Tenant law in Part Seven: Chapters 26-29, but you should still look for additional coverage via the 'Landlord Tenant' index search

National Legal Encyclopedias focus on providing an accessible overview of the law. This means that they can often be a good way to start your research into Federal Landlord/Tenant Law, although you need to be careful, since they also include coverage of all 50 states. 

  • American Jurisprudence has a general "Landlord and Tenant" section. The issue also sometimes comes up in discussions of other topics, so checking the index is never a bad idea. Although AmJur is published by Westlaw's parent company, you can also find it on Lexis
  • Corpus Juris Secundum (CJS) (Westlaw) is structured similarly to AmJur, with a general article covering the substantive principles of Landlord/Tenant Law. For additional information, you'll want to look at the index. As usual, the treatment here is a bit more in-depth, but that can also make it less accessible earlier in your research. 


Treatises can give you a good overview on landlord/tenant issues.

Treatises can give you a good overview on landlord/tenant issues.

Law Reviews

The scholarly commentary found in law review articles makes them an essential source for scholarly or academic legal projects. They can also be of use in more practically-oriented research, especially. If you can find an article that closely matches your issue. You can use these links to search HeinOnline and Westlaw for relevant law review articles. 

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