Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research on the Internet

The Law Student Guide to Legal Research, a helpful flowchart, is worth a look.


http://freelaw.classcaster.net/about/

About this guide

This guide is meant to help law students navigate the confusing world of Internet legal resources.  All resources listed here can be considered reliable and accurate.

About the author

Sarah Glassmeyer, JD MLS is the Faculty Services and Outreach Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law at the Valparaiso University School of Law.  In addition to providing reference services, she also teaches in the First Year Legal Research curriculum.   Professor Glassmeyer speaks frequently on the intersection of web technologies and legal research and blogs at SarahGlassmeyer(dot)com.

About the sponsors

This guide is sponsored by the Free Law Coalition, comprised of The Legal Information Institute and Justia.com.  Get your pens and mugs from the other guys. The only thing they give away is legal information.
The Legal Information Institute is a non-profit organization housed at the Cornell Law School.  Their website hosts a collection of federal case, statutory and regulatory law as well as provides links to government sources of state laws.  Additionally, it provides Wex, a community edited legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
Justia is a company that assists law firms with Internet marketing. They also have a strong public service and pro bono mission and provide an extensive collection of federal law, as well as links to state law.  Justia also has links to useful materials such as forms and subject specific guides.
This electronic guide is graciously hosted by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.  CALI hosts electronic lessons that support the law school curriculum as well as course supplements on its Classcaster blogs.

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