Searchable, image-based government document and legal research database.
Comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of federal case law powered by Fastcase.
Expert analysis of all cases given plenary review by the Supreme Court. Issues published in advance of the Court's seven annual argument sessions, with a final annual review issue. Coverage: 1973 - current.
Eight issues per year. Issues 1-7 precede the Court's seven argument sessions from October to April. Published in July following the close of the Court's term at the end of June, Issue 8 reviews the term using a combination of charts, statistics, case summaries, and essays. Published by American Bar Association.
This video explores the foundations of legal research including the use of online legal databases such as Westlaw and Fast Case, as well as how to conduct research at law libraries. Viewers will learn about the IRAC method of organizing research (Issue, Rule of Law, Analyzing, and Conclusion) and be guided through an actual case using the four parts of IRAC.
Google ScholarThis link opens in a new windowPublished opinions of US state appellate and supreme court cases (1950-current), US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts (1923-current), and US Supreme Court cases (1971-current). Also includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases (usually older or international) which are not yet online or publicly available.
Congress.govHouse and Senate bills, hearings, debates, and committee reports; public and private laws; and The Congressional Record.
FDsys (Federal Digital System)U.S. Code, Supreme Court decisions, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Compilation of Presidential Documents, and selected agency reports.
Public Law LibraryRequires users to sign-up for a free account. Follow links to federal and state statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules for: U.S. Supreme Court (1791-current), U.S. Courts of Appeals (circa 1950-current), and state appellate courts (1997-current).
FindLawCase law from the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as several state supreme courts. Use the “Advanced Search” link found under the “Search for a Case” tab on the left-hand side of the page. Use the drop-down menus to select a court, legal topic, and/or industry. You may also search by date, docket number, and party name. On the case summary screen, click “Read” to gain full-text access to the case.
JustiaCases from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and U.S. District Courts. Additionally, you may find links to many state supreme court and intermediate court of appeal cases. To locate a case, enter a keyword into the search box and use the drop-down menu to choose a jurisdiction, or simply click on a hyperlinked jurisdiction, choose a court and date, and then browse through a list of cases.
LeagleOpinions and decisions handed down by U.S. Courts for both published and unpublished cases since 1950.