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Case Law Research Basics
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    • 1. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/ Case Law Research Rebecca Johnson – Campus Librarian
    • 2. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Finding Legal Cases Common Law
      • LexisNexis Academic - Harrison’s subscription database
    • 3. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Finding Legal Cases Common Law
      • LexisNexis Academic - Harrison’s subscription database
      • Online Sources - Google Scholar - Indiana General Assembly - FindLaw - Public Library of Law - Law Library of Congress - Additional Resources, including LRC Paralegal Research Guide
    • 4. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Finding Legal Cases
      • Local - Indiana Codes
    • 5. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Finding Legal Cases
      • Local - Indiana Codes
      • State / Federal - Bills - Laws - Cases
    • 6. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Legal Citations The place within a book that a case can be found
      • Legal Citations don’t use the same format as other sources
      • Citations include: - Volume # - Abbreviated title of the source it came from - Page or section #’s
    • 7. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Legal Citation Example
      • Roe v. Wade
      • Plaintiff Versus Defendant
    • 8. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Legal Citation Example
      • Roe v. Wade
      • Plaintiff Versus Defendant
      • Official Citation:
      • 410 U.S. 113
      • Volume 410 United States Reports Page 113
    • 9. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Legal Citation Example
      • Roe v. Wade
      • Plaintiff Versus Defendant
      • Official Citation:
      • 410 U.S. 113
      • Volume 410 United States Reports Page 113 There are several publishers publishing legal document sources. Don’t be alarmed if a case appears in several different sources or reporters.
    • 10. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Parallel Legal Citation Example
      • Roe v. Wade
      • Plaintiff Versus Defendant
      • Parallel Citation:
      • 93 S.Ct. 705
      • Volume 93 Supreme Court Reporter Page 705
    • 11. Licensed under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainchurch/3261476137/
      • Parallel Legal Citation Example
      • Roe v. Wade
      • Plaintiff Versus Defendant
      • Parallel Citation:
      • 93 S.Ct. 705
      • Volume 93 Supreme Court Reporter Page 705
      • 35 L.Ed.2d 147
      • Volume 35 U.S. Supreme Court Reports Page 147 Lawyer’s Ed. 2d Series
    • 12. Don’t Know Where to Start?
    • 13. Citation Information http://scholar.google.com
    • 14.
      • Legal Cases
      • Federal & State
      • Landmark Cases
      • Citation Assistance
      Find … http://harrison.edu/lrc LexisNexis Academic Database
    • 15.
      • Legal Cases
      • Federal & State
      • Landmark Cases
      • Citation Assistance
      Find … http://harrison.edu/lrc LexisNexis Academic Database
      • Search By:
      • Jurisdiction
      • Circuit Court level
      • District Court level
      • Legal Citation
      • Party
      • Topic Etc…
    • 16. Find … http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm Indiana General Assembly
    • 17.
      • Indiana Laws
      • Constitution
      • Indiana Code
      • Non-Code Statutes
      • Acts
      • Bills & Resolutions
      • Session Archives
      Find … http://www.in.gov/legislative/index.htm Indiana General Assembly
    • 18. Browse … http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw.com
    • 19.
      • Cases&Codes
      • Federal
      • State
      • US Courts of Appeals
      • Federal Trial Courts, Boards, etc…
      Browse … http://lp.findlaw.com/ FindLaw.com
    • 20. Find … http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Public Library of Law
    • 21.
      • Legal Cases
      • US Supreme Court
      • US Courts of Appeals
      • State
      • Federal Statutory Law
      • Regulations
      • Court Rules etc…
      Find … http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx Public Library of Law
    • 22. Find … http://www.loc.gov/law/index.php Law Library of Congress
    • 23.
      • Case Topic Ideas
      • Legal Development News Around the World
      Find … http://www.loc.gov/law/index.php Law Library of Congress
    • 24. Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/
    • 25. Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    • 26. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Additional Websites of Interest http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    • 27. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ Additional Websites of Interest http://www.usa.gov/ http://www.uscourts.gov/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/
    • 28. http://harrison.libguides.com/criminaljustice
      • Books
      • Articles
      • Web Resources
      • APA Style
      Find … http://harrison.libguides.com/paralegal LRC Paralegal Research Guide
    • 29. http://harrison.libguides.com/criminaljustice
      • Books
      • Articles
      • Web Resources
      • APA Style
      Find … http://harrison.libguides.com/paralegal Most useful for finding case law: LRC Paralegal Research Guide

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