Legal research sources on the web

 

Comprehensive legal sites

 

Legal Information Institute (Cornell): http://www.law.cornell.edu/

 

Law.com: http://www.law.com/

 

LexisOne: http://www.lexisone.com

 

Findlaw: http://www.findlaw.com/

 

Findlaw State Resources: http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/

 

Findlaw Minnesota Resources: http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/mn/index.html

 

Federal sources

 

Constitution of the United States: 

 

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

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/constitution/

http://www.house.gov/Constitution/Constitution.html     

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/constitution/index.html

 

United States Code: 

 

http://uscode.house.gov/usc.htm

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/cong013.html

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

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/

 

Legislative Information:

 

http://www.house.gov/

http://thomas.loc.gov/  

 

Case law

 

Findlaw: http://www.findlaw.com/10fedgov/judicial/index.html

LII: Supreme Court http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/

Other federal courts http://www.law.cornell.edu/federal/opinions.html

LexisOne: (All U.S. Supreme Court cases; Federal Court of Appeals cases and state cases back to 1998) http://www.lexisone.com/caselaw/freecaselaw?action=FCLDisplayCaseSearchForm&loc=L1E

 

Federal Administrative / Regulatory

 

Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

Federal Register:  http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html

 

Other Federal legal information:

 

US Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/links.html

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals: http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/index.html

Minnesota Federal Court: http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/

Minnesota Bankruptcy Court: http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/

 

State sources:

 

Washlaw Web provides links to all available state jurisdictions. It also links to Council of State Governments, National Center for State Courts, National Council of State Legislatures, and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, among others.  http://www.washlaw.edu/

 

Findlaw’s State Resources Indexes provides similar access to many state and local government information sites and is organized jurisdictionally, as well as topically and organizationally through miscellaneous links. http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/index.html

 

State Statutes, Cases, and Regulations:

 

Findlaw: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/index.html#statelaw

Cornell Legal Information Institute's (LII) Constitutions, Statutes, and Codes by jurisdiction:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html

LII's Topical Index: State Statutes on the Internet by topic:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/state_statutes.html

National Conference of State Legislatures; Internet Sites of the State Legislatures:  http://www.ncsl.org/public/state_leg.htm

 

 

Minnesota sources

 

Statutes:

 

Minnesota Statutes and Session Laws are provided by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library for the Minnesota Legislature:  http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/statutes.htm

Case law and Judicial sites

 

The Minnesota State Court System provides opinions of the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals with coverage back to May 1996:  http://search.state.mn.us/lawlibrary/

Minnesota Court Rules (Civil, Criminal, and Appellate Procedure; Rules for Admission to the Bar): http://www.courts.state.mn.us/rules/index.html

A Guide to the Minnesota Courts (PDF Adobe format):  http://www.courts.state.mn.us/cio/references/courtman.pdf

 

Regulations

 

Minnesota Regulatory / Administrative Minnesota Rules: http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/

 

Minnesota Sites:

Minnesota Attorney General: http://www.ag.state.mn.us/

Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board & Office; http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/lprb.html

Minnesota Disbarred and Currently Suspended Lawyers:  http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/list.html

Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct: http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/conduct.html

Minnesota Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility:  http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/rules.html  

Opinions of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board: http://www.courts.state.mn.us/lprb/opinions.html

 

Minnesota Law Libraries and Library Associations:

 

Hamline University Law Library:  http://web.hamline.edu/Law/library/

University of Minnesota Law Library:  http://www.law.umn.edu/library/home.html

University of St. Thomas Law Library: http://www.stthomas.edu/libraries/law/

William Mitchell College of Law Library:  http://www.wmitchell.edu/library/index.html

Hennepin County Law Library:  http://hclaw.co.hennepin.mn.us/

Minnesota State Law Library:  http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library:  http://www.leg.state.mn.us/lrl/lrl.htm

Directory of Minnesota County Law Libraries:  http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/clldir.html

Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL):  http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL):  http://www.aallnet.org/index.asp

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Legal Division:  http://www.slalegal.org/

 


Links provided by Paul D.Healey, Presenter           Legal Research @ Your Library         Workshops           May, 2003

in cooperation with Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL).