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Westlaw Classic Tip – Using the West Key Number System to locate case law

Last Published: May 23, 2023

This Tip explains how to use the West Key Number System to quickly find relevant cases that address your legal issue.

  1. You can access the Key Number System on the Home page by clicking on Topics & Key Numbers.
  1. You can use the search bar at the top or browse the page to find topics and Key numbers related to your issue. You can also change the jurisdiction according to your preference.
  2. Click on a Key Number to see the details e.g. 141E EDUCATION
  1. All topics that are covered under the Key number e.g. 141 EDUCATION are displayed.
  2. By Clicking on a topic heading e.g., 2 Right to education in general, will display results relevant to the selected jurisdiction.

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