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Academic Sites

Legal Information Institute at Cornell

Arguably the premier site for legal information on the web, this site combines archives of full-text legal material with a well-organized directory of links to legal resources elsewhere on the Internet. This site is well known for its collection of U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1990, recent decisions of the N.Y. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Code, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and many uniform laws and treaties.

WashLaw WEB at Washburn University

Washburn University is a major player in the delivery of online legal resources. This site is well known for the broad range of categories or legal topics that link to an assortment of online legal information.

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Associations' and Organizations' Sites

Casemaker - Colorado Bar Association
A comprehensive online legal research library and search engine that is available only to Colorado Bar Association members. This powerful research tool provides CBA members with free and unlimited access to a wealth of legal research materials, including both state and federal case law, statutes, regulations and much more.

National Conference of State Legislatures
This site contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the fifty state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the Territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from all states, one state or a selected list of states.

NCSL Mission Statement:

As NCSL enters its next quarter century of service to legislatures, we are committed to helping you advance your ideas.

  • To improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures;
  • To promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures;
  • To ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system

American Bar Association

This site has information about the ABA's divisions, ABA publications, and events and programs sponsored by the ABA.

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Companies' and Publishers' Sites

Bloomberg Law

FindLaw

Findlaw combines a vast directory of sites, a law-oriented web search engine (LawCrawler), a full text library of caselaw, and a variety of communication forums, such as message boards, free individual web sites, and free e-mail. LawCrawler allows users to do simple Boolean searches in law related resources. FindLaw provides the most complete free database of U.S. Supreme Court opinions on the web, going back to 1906. Researchers can use FindLaw to do full-text searches of law reviews and journals that are available on the Internet.

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom

This site delivers breaking news headlines, opinions, fast-turn analysis and more.

Loislaw

Law Students - Library Database

Materials include State Professional Library and the National Collection which are organized by Case Law, Statutes and Acts, Administrative Code/Regulations, Court Rules, Other Libraries (Attorney General Opinions, Ethics Opinions, Jury Instructions) and Bar/CLE Publications.

Google Scholar

This site is a work in progress. Use with caution.

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Colorado Legal Research Sites

State of Colorado

Colorado Courts Home Page

Colorado Legislature

Colorado Attorney General

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

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Government Sites

FirstGov

FirstGov en Español

Library of Congress

GPO Federal Digital System (FDsys)

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Additional Legal Research Starting Points

All Law

American Law Sources Online

FedLaw

FedWorld Information Network

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Law at Indiana University

Internet Legal Research Group

LawGuru.com
This site combines legal research resources with online community resources, such as free home pages and law-related chat rooms.

Law Library Catalog Listings from Washlaw

Law Library of Congress

LawInfo

'Lectric Law Library

LLRX

Meta-Index for Legal Research at Georgia State University College of Law

National Federation of Paralegals

Nolo.com

Stanford Securities Site

World Wide Legal Information Association

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Legal News

Jurist Legal News and Research

Findlaw Legal Headlines

Law.com

NPR Legal Affairs

CNN Law Center

Legal Blogs

The Race to the Bottom

Legal Employment Sites

All Law Jobs Page

CareerBuilder.com

EmplawyerNet

LawCrossing

LawJobs.com

Lawmatch

NationJob Network

The Legal Employment Search Site

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Bar Preparation

Jurist Bar Exams and Admissions Page

National Conference of Bar Examiners

Findlaw: Bar Review Courses

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MicroMash

MyBarPrep

PLI Multistate Bar Review

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TheStudyGroup

Legal Humor and Fun

Dumb Laws

Law and Popular Culture - Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas

Lawhaha.com

Legal Humour.com

The 'Lectric Law Library's Rubber Room

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Westlaw and Lexis User Guides

Westlaw User Guide

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