LAW/LEGAL INFORMATION RESOURCES
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation – Library of Congress
All Law – comprehensive legal directory and search engine.
American Law Sources On Line – full-text legal documents from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. U.S. contents include: Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District and Circuit Courts, State Court of Appeals, State Constitutions, Codes, and Legislation and more.
American Patent & Trademark Law Center – information about patents and trademarks, a warning about inventor scams, a fee trademark online search, and a “ask a patent attorney a question” form that allows visitors to ask a patent or trademark question and get a free answer from a patent attorney.
Basic Legal Citations – Guide to the general rules of citation, with examples of how to cite cases, statutes, and regulations.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Web site of nonprofit organization devoted to advocacy for the legal rights of those with mental disabilities.
Bitlaw: a Resource on Technology Law – site contains over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and Internet legal issues. The major topics covered include Patent Law, Software Patents, Trademark Law, Internet Law, Legal Links, Copyright Law, Primary Sources, and Forms and Contracts.
Bureau of Justice Statistics – Statistics on crime, drugs, law enforcement, corrections, courts and more. Includes the 1995 National Crime VictimizationSurvey.
CataLaw – metaindex of law and government.
classactionlitigation.info – understanding class action litigation. It is also intended to provide a useful source of information on law and class actions. The user should find links to numerous sources of information helpful in locating information related to many legal issues and facts.
Class Action Lawsuits – legal facts, current actions, and “how to” opinions.
CommonLaw.com – for all who enjoy legal history and theory.
Constitutional Law Materials – Outline of the main provisions of the U.S. Constitution, with links to relevant sections, posted by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School. Includes background material such as the Articles of Confederation and The Federalist papers as well as a comprehensive database of Supreme Court decision, with case summaries and texts of majority and dissenting opinions.
Consumer Law Center – FactLaw – site includes information on filing complaints, a link to the Consumer’s Resource Handbook, and tips on hiring a lawyer. You can also find federal, state, and international resources through the site. Practical tips include how to write a letter explaining your complaint and how to notify the appropriate government agencies of your unresolved complaints.
Copyright Website, The – “This site endeavors to provide real world, practical and relevant copyright information of interest to infonauts, netsurfers, webspinners, content providers, musicians, appropriationists, activists, infringers, outlaws, and law abiding citizens.”
Courts.net – The purpose of Courts.net is to provide a single site from which to find any trial-level courts Web site and to help trial courts set up Web sites.
Crash Course in Copyright – online tutorial on copyright.
Crash Course in Wills & Trusts – the information you need to plan an estate of any size.
Database on Law and Population – This database contains summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive health, women’s rights, and related topics. It is produced jointly by Harvard Law School and the United Nations Population Fund.
Duhaime.org – Legal Resources
Earthjustice – ‘Because the earth needs a good lawyer.’
Employment Discrimination: An Overview – site has a comprehensive overview of employment discrimination laws, as well as links to federal and state statutes, federal agency regulations, federal and state judicial decisions, and other employment law topics. Part of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School.
Family Law in the Fifty States – tables providing a quick view of various aspects of family law for the fifty states in the areas of alimony/spousal support factors, custody criteria, child support guidelines, grounds for divorce and residency requirements, property division, and third-party visitation.
Famous American Trials – This site details twelve famous American trials: Leopold & Loeb (1924), Scopes “Monkey” Trial (1925), Rosenbergs (1951), Amistad Trials (1839-1840), Bill Haywood Trial (1907), Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692), My Lai Courts Martial (1970), Scottsboro Trials (1931-1937), Dakota Conflict Trials (1862), Mississippi Burning Trial (1967), Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial (1969-70), and Johnson Impeachment Trial (1868).
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Profiles and photographs of the bureau’s most wanted criminals, overview of principal programs, including the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program and the National Computer Crime Squad, summaries of major ongoing investigations, and employment listings.
FedWorld/FLITE Supreme Court Decisions Hompage – full text of 7,407 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from 1937 to 1975
FindForms – database of thousands of free legal forms.
Finding Court Opinions on the Web – Adapted from the book, The Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web, by Robert J. Ambrogi, this site charts the various online sources for finding those opinions, including Supreme Court findings and the various District, Circuit or Bankruptcy Courts throughout the nation.
FreeAdvice.com – Provides the most useful, easy-to-understand, comprehensive and balanced legal information to consumers and small businesses, and to help people and businesses find answers to their legal questions and solutions to their legal problems.
Full-text Statutes and Legislation on the Internet – complete text of any particular U.S. state’s statutes, legislation, constitution or session laws
Guide to Law Online – The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the U.S. Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Highlights of the Supreme Court’s 2002-2003 Term – This site by the Cornell Law School, presents summaries of recent Supreme Court decisions. During the past term the Supreme Court ruled on: Affirmative Action, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Procedure, First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Intellectual Property, Foreign Policy, Foreign Sovereignty, and Voting Rights.
Historical Documents – The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Inmigration Law on the Web – annotated webliography on immigration law
Incoming One-L FAQ – First year law students
Internet Law Library – site containing 8900 Internet Law resources organized by subject and jurisdiction, in addition to the basic documents of U.S. law. The site also currently provides full text searchable copies of the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.
Internet Law Library – Pritchard Law Webs
Internet Library – Phillips Nizer Benjamin Krim & Ballon LLP – contains extensive analysis of over 100 court decisions shaping the law of the web; updated regularly. Court decisions are indexed by subject. Users are provided with a brief synopsis of the court’s decision. If the decision is of interest, a link takes the user to a more thorough analysis, and, in many cases, to the full text of the court’s decision.
Internet Tools for Attorneys – contains sections on legal research, web site design, downloading, Net discussion groups for attorneys reviews of law-related Internet products and more.
Interpol – International Criminal Police Organization
JusticeNet Prison Issues Desk – source for progressive and radical information and resources on prisons and the criminal prosecution system.
Kappler’s Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties – full text of over 300 U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883.
LLI: American Legal Ethics Library – Legal Information Institute Cornell University
LLRX – Law Library Resource Xchange newsletter focuses on research, management and technology topics for legal professionals. Includes feature articles and directory of law related resources.
LSAT – the official LSAT Web Site
Law – WWW Virtual Library
Law.com – “The Internet’s portal to the law. Site features extensive legal information for the public, for lawyers, and for students.”
Law Guru – Law Guru provides links to access over 200 legal search engines. The site begins with a comprehensive table of pages and provides law-related links to all three branches of the U.S. government, federal and state court cases and opinions, federal and state codes and laws/legal associations and state bars.
Law Information – Site by the American Bar Association offering information on legal topics that affect your daily life, from ‘Family’ to ‘Your Job’ to ‘Buying and Selling’ to ‘Finding a Lawyer.’
Law Resources – Digital Librarian
LawRights – free legal information for England and Wales.
Law Self Help – Legal Information Institute Cornell Law School.
Lawstuff – a whole bunch of stuff about legal rights, helpful legal contacts and toons; for Australian people under 18.
Lawyers.com – “Accurate and reliable profiles of 420,000 attorneys and firms worldwide. Listings are continuously updated and scrupulously reviewed by the entrant before release.”
‘Lectric Law Library, The – reference room with law encyclopedia and law dictionary
Legal Database.com – Free Legal Information.
Legal Encyclopedia – Plain-English articles on a variety of legal topics from Nolo.com.
Legal Engine – This metasite is a useful starting-point for any search for online legal information, pulling together a wide array of international, federal, state, and organizational resources.
Legal Links – online legal research page
Legal Material by Subject -Topics – Cornell Law School
Legaldocs – legal documents, contracts and law documents. Interactive preparation on the Internet.
Legalethics.com – The most comprehensive set of links and resources relating to the ethical issues facing the legal profession by Internet use.
Legal Links U.S. States and Territories – This site by the Law Library of Congress provides legal links to all the States and Territories of the United States, including links to general resources such as State Libraries and State Web sites.
Legal Research – : LRC has three levels of service. First, is this Demonstration page of 20,000 legal resources, which is a free public service. Second, is a free test trial account for legal professionals with some 30,000 legal resources links. Third, is our commercial version 20.0 which contains over 200,000 legal resource links worldwide. We know of no other Law site on the Internet, which is even half as comprehensive!
Legal Study Program – University of Alberta – Legal Information and Resources for Canadians
Lemon Law America – Site is resource for consumers with defective vehicles or products. A visit to this site familiarizes you with the lemon statutes in your state and offers tips on how to proceed if you think you’ve got a “lemon”.
Native American Legal Resources – links to various American Indian cultural, historical, and legal resources, especially Tribal and Nation Web sites and the Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project.
Nolo Press’ Self-Help Law Center – online legal assistance for the little guy.
Oyez Oyez Oyez – provides information about major constitutional cases heard and decided by the Supreme Court; includes digital recordings of the Court’s proceedings.
PACER U.S. Party/Case Index – National or regional searches of court records by name and Social Security Number in the bankruptcy index, party name and nature of suit in the civil index, and party name in the criminal index.
Personal Injury Litigation Forum, The – “Plain language explanatory articles written for lay people on all fields and topics in personal injury litigation, including asbestosis, medical malpractice, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, fen-phen, breast implants, whistle blowers, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, Automobile Accidents, Defective Products and Toxic Torts.”
Police Officer’s Internet Directory, The – Comprehensive directory of law enforcement Web sites throughout the world. Covers U.S. federal, military, and state law enforcement agencies, as well as those in other countries worldwide.
Rules of Order – In 1876 General Henry M. Robert set out to bring the rules of the American Congress to members of ordinary societies with the publication of Pocket Manual of Rules of Order. It sold half a million copies before this revision of 1915 and made Robert’s name synonymous with the orderly rule of reason in deliberative societies.
Self Help Law Center – free online child support calculator. legal references for self help in many areas of law.
SeniorLaw – information about Elder Law (Elderlaw), Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
Stupid Laws– huge collection of the most senseless laws in the entire United States.
Supreme Court Justices – This site offers comprehensive biographical information on every Supreme Court justice from John Jay to Stephen Breyer. It includes details on each justice’s personal life, education, legal career and case participation, as well as his or her predecessor and successor.
USALAW – “USALAW has been providing legal information to the Internet community for almost three years.”
Virtual Chase, The – a research site for legal professionals or anyone interested in doing research using the Internet.
Virtual Gumshoe – Investigative Resources Available on the Web.
White Collar Crime: An Overview – Site by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, presents background information on ‘White Collar’ crime.
WORLDLawDirect.com – “We solve legal issues…you’ll find the latest tips, solutions to over 6000 common problems, free ask-an-attorney options, customized services, and much more.”
World Wide Legal Information Association – legal information by country. Includes the Law Museum, a history of the law, and the Law Hall of Horrors. From Hammurabi to O.J.