Legal Research Sites
- American Law Sources On-Line (ALSO) This website provides a comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to all on-line sources of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican law that are available without charge; it contains additional links to sources of commentary and practice aids that are available without charge (or available at a reasonable charge from governmental and nonprofit providers).
- Cornell Legal Information Institute
(LII) Provides easy-to-understand topical overviews of specific
areas of the law and organized collections of links to sites offering
court decisions, statutes, regulations and other legal materials.
- Wex Sponsored and hosted by LII, this site is a a collaboratively built, freely available legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
- Cornell Law Library - Basics of Legal Research Contains legal research guides and links to various topical areas of the law; some of the materials are restricted to Cornell students and faculty.
- FindLaw A leading web portal focused on law and government, providing access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers, and small businesses.
- Guide to Law Online (GLIN) An annotated guide to sources of information worldwide on government and law available online maintained by the Law Library of Congress; has explanation of the US legal system in English, French, and Spanish and links to other national, international, and multi-national legal websites.
- Justia A new web portal providing free case law, codes, regulations, legal articles and legal blog databases, as well as community resources.
- lexisONE® Free website containing simple searchable database of U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1790, selected federal and state cases from January 1, 1996; legal forms, Martindale-Hubbell law digests, internet legal links, etc.; requires registration and password; can pay by credit card for Shepard's and other services.
- US Court Forms A commercial site providing free forms for all fifty states and the federal courts in PDF format. Must register with the site and agree to use the forms for your personal use only.
- Washlaw Web Contains links to lots of legal websites; maintained by Washburn University School of Law.
Other Legal Related Sites
- ABA Approved Law Schools This page links to lists of law schools in alphabetical order, organized by state, location, type of law school, and order of approval.
- American Law Institute (ALI) The ALI publishes the Restatements; this website contains links to information about the institute, how to order publications, its newsletter, etc.
- CALI Lessons On-line Computer Aided Legal Instruction Courses that are available on-line to students and faculty in a web-based format.
- FedLaw - Professional Associations and Organizations Contains links to various organizations more or less related to law. Some links are out of date.
- Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (2006 ed.), by Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School, based on the 18th edition of the “Bluebook” and the second edition of "ALWD."
- Jurist Maintained at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, this site is a "university-based academic gateway to authoritative legal instruction, information and scholarship online." It's full of news and information for lawyers, students, other legal professionals and interested citizens.
- Law.com This website aims to be a single, comprehensive destination for legal information, e-law services and legal products on the Web.
- Law Library Research Exchange (LLRX) A web journal featuring articles, departments, columns and extras with up-to-date information authored by expert law librarians, attorneys, information technology specialists and legal technology consultants.
- Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator Searchable database of lawyers; can search by location/area of practice as well as by name, firm name, etc.
- American Memory Collection (Library of Congress) Contains links to multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress' Americana collections.
- yourDictionary.com This website indexes on-line dictionaries, thesauruses, and such like containing words and phrases; includes links to many different language dictionaries, including Native American languages and ancient languages.