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THE LEGAL WEB

Selected Legal Web Sites



RESEARCH RESOURCES

    Internet Legal Research:
 
   Cornell’s Research Guides http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu/WhatWeDo/ResearchGuides/index.cfm
    Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research  http://freelaw.classcaster.net
    Michigan’s Internet Legal Research Guide  http://www.law.umich.edu/library/students/research/Documents/internet.pdf
    Virtual Chase (Justia)  http://virtualchase.justia.com
        Portals and Pathfinders  http://virtualchase.justia.com/wiki/legal-portals-and-pathfinders
 

    Quick Reference:

    Grammar  http://englishplus.com/grammar

    Legal Citation  http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation

    Legal Dictionaries  http://dictionary.law.com and http://dictionary.lp.findlaw.com

    Wex Legal Encyclopedia and Dictionary  http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex


    Legal News:

    Blogs, podcasts and feeds: Blawg  http://www.blawg.com  Justia  http://www.justia.com

    FindLaw  http://news.lp.findlaw.com

    Jurist  http://www.jurist.org

    The Washington Post, Courts and Law Page  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts-and-law/gJQAvz8ptW_topic.html 

    

    Directories:

    Attorneys  http://martindale.com

    Businesses  http://hoovers.com



LEGAL SEARCH ENGINES
    CataLaw http://www.catalaw.com
    Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com

    LawGuru  http://www.lawguru.com/research.html



 GENERAL LEGAL SITES

    Comprehensive Sites:

    Cornell's LII  http://www.law.cornell.edu

    FindLaw (West)  http://www.findlaw.com  Professionals Page http://lp.findlaw.com

         Lexis Communities  http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/portal

    Hieros Gamos  http://www.hg.org

    Justia  http://www.justia.com


    Metasites, Portals and Indexes:
  
   Emory’s Free Legal Web Resources Guide
            http://library.law.emory.edu/electronic-resources/free-legal-web-resources

     Just the Law Links  http://www.lawresearch.com/fpsearch.htm
     PublicLegal (ILRG)  http://www.ilrg.com
         USA Index  http://ilrg.com/gov.html   Global Index  http://ilrg.com/nations
     Public Library of Law (PLOL)  http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx
     RefLaw, Virtual Reference Desk (Washburn)  http://www.washlaw.edu/reflaw/refresearch.html

COURTS and DECISIONS

    Court Web Sites and Decisions:

        FindLaw  http://www.findlaw.com/casecode
        GovEngine  http://www.govengine.com
        Justia  http://www.justia.com

    Court Rules (LLRX)  http://www.llrx.com/courtrules

    Forms, Federal and State Courts  http://www.uscourtforms.com

   

    Federal:

    Judiciary Home Page  http://www.uscourts.gov/Home.aspx

    US Supreme Court  http://www.supremecourt.gov

          Oyez (Chicago-Kent)  http://www.oyez.org


    States:
     National Center for State Courts  http://www.ncsc.org

    Louisiana:

    Judicial Page on State Portal  http://louisiana.gov/Government/Judicial_Branch 

    Supreme Court  http://www.lasc.org (Opinions in News Releases)


GOVERNMENT

    ALSO  http://lawsource.com/also

    GovEngine  http://www.govengine.com

    Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)  http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide.php



FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

    USA.gov, Federal Portal  http://www.usa.gov

    GPO's FDsys  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys


    Executive:

    White House Home Page  http://www.whitehouse.gov

    Agencies, USA.gov  http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml

    Regulations:

        CFR: GPO's FDsys  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys   Cornell’s LII  http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text

         Federal Register http://www.federalregister.gov   GPO's FDsys  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys

         Proposed Regulations  http://www.regulations.gov/#!home 

         OpenRegs  http://openregs.com

    Administrative Decisions (UVA)  http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/govtinfo/fed_decisions_agency.html


    Legislature:

    USA.gov, Congress  http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Legislative.shtml

    U.S. Code: OLRC http://uscode.house.gov   Cornell’s LII  http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode

    Thomas, Legislative Information on the Internet  http://thomas.loc.gov



STATE and LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    State and Local Government  http://www.statelocalgov.net

    Municipal Codes  http://www.municode.com/Library


Louisiana:
    State Portal  http://louisiana.gov
    Legislature  http://www.legis.state.la.us  (Statutes under Louisiana Laws)

    Louisiana Administrative Code and Register  http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr


FOREIGN and INTERNATIONAL LAW

   American Society of International Law  http://asil.org

        Electronic Resource Guide  http://www.asil.org/erg

        EISIL  http://www.eisil.org 

    Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)  http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide.php

    Harvard’s Foreign & International Law Guide  http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/research/guides/int_foreign/web-resources/index.html

    US Treaties (State Department)  http://www.state.gov/s/l/treaty

    United Nations  http://www.un.org/en

    European Union: Europa  http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
      
    EUR-Lex (EU laws)  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm


FORMS

 Federal and State Courts  http://www.uscourtforms.com
 Federal Forms http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference-Shelf/forms.shtml
 Legal, Government and Business  http://legalengine.com



Prepared by Etheldra G. Scoggin
Reference Librarian and Associate Professor
Winter 2012