Links for Legal Research


Legal Dictionary/Encyclopedia

Wex (Legal Information Institute legal dictionary and encyclopedia in English)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex

Wex (Legal Information Institute legal dictionary and encyclopedia in Spanish)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/espanol

Beginning Legal Research

Legal Information Institute (LII at Cornell University Law School)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/

Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress) (U.S. Law, plus International Law and Law of Other Nations)

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide.php

Legal Research Guides (Law Library of Congress)

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/how-find.php

Federal Laws and Courts

U.S. Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution

U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.supremecourt.gov/

Oyez Project (Audio Recordings of U.S. Supreme Court Cases) (Chicago-Kent College of Law)

http://www.oyez.org/

PACER (The PACER Case Locator is a national index for U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate Court files)

http://www.pacer.gov/

Federal Laws (Including U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations) (Legal Information Institute)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/federal

Federal Courts System and Decisions, Including Federal Court Rules (Library of Congress Law Library)

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/federal/usjudic.php

Understanding the Federal Courts

http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/UnderstandingtheFederalCourts/FederalCourtsStructure.aspx

Congress.gov (Federal legislative Information: who is in Congress, how a bill becomes a law, pending bills, etc.)

https://www.congress.gov/

U.S. Government Portal (All branches of government: agencies, services, etc.)

http://www.usa.gov/

U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Commission (Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Criminal Law)

http://www.ussc.gov/guidelines-manual/guidelines-manual

Law of U.S. States and Territories

Law of U.S. States and Territories

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/states.php

State Legislature Websites

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/state-legislatures.html

International, Comparative and Human Rights Law

Treaties

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/treaties/treaties.html

Human Rights Research FAQs (Columbia University Law School Library)

http://library.law.columbia.edu/guides/Human_Rights_Research

Information on Court Effectiveness

National Center for State Courts (Information on issues affecting state courts)

http://www.ncsc.org/

Federal Judicial Center (Information on federal courts in general)

http://www.fjc.gov/

Pro Se Litigants (litigants without attorneys)–Resources by State (American Bar Association)

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/delivery_legal_services/resources/pro_se_unbundling_resource_center/pro_se_resources_by_state.html