Legal research sources on the web


Comprehensive legal sites


Legal Information Institute (Cornell):






Findlaw State Resources:


Findlaw Minnesota Resources:


Federal sources


Constitution of the United States:


United States Code:


Legislative Information:  


Case law



LII: Supreme Court

Other federal courts

LexisOne: (All U.S. Supreme Court cases; Federal Court of Appeals cases and state cases back to 1998)


Federal Administrative / Regulatory


Code of Federal Regulations:

Federal Register:


Other Federal legal information:


US Courts:

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals:

Minnesota Federal Court:

Minnesota Bankruptcy Court:


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.


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.


State Statutes, Cases, and Regulations:



Cornell Legal Information Institute's (LII) Constitutions, Statutes, and Codes by jurisdiction:

LII's Topical Index: State Statutes on the Internet by topic:

National Conference of State Legislatures; Internet Sites of the State Legislatures:



Minnesota sources




Minnesota Statutes and Session Laws are provided by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library for the Minnesota Legislature:

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:

Minnesota Court Rules (Civil, Criminal, and Appellate Procedure; Rules for Admission to the Bar):

A Guide to the Minnesota Courts (PDF Adobe format):




Minnesota Regulatory / Administrative Minnesota Rules:


Minnesota Sites:

Minnesota Attorney General:

Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board & Office;

Minnesota Disbarred and Currently Suspended Lawyers:

Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct:

Minnesota Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility:  

Opinions of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board:


Minnesota Law Libraries and Library Associations:


Hamline University Law Library:

University of Minnesota Law Library:

University of St. Thomas Law Library:

William Mitchell College of Law Library:

Hennepin County Law Library:

Minnesota State Law Library:

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library:

Directory of Minnesota County Law Libraries:

Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL):

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL):

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Legal Division:


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

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