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FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW Comprehensive federal legislative information from Congress


Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


Supreme Court of the United States Covers cases for the past five years


Cornell University Law School Supreme Court Decisions Covers cases from 1992 -present


FindLaw: Internet Legal Resources  A good starting point for doing legal research:

  • Cases and Codes
  • Find a Lawyer
  • Law Reviews and Journals
  • Legal News and Legal Forms


Library of Congress Guide to Law Online  An annotated guide to government and law, including: 
Legal Research Guides
Free Case Law on the Web


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government


United States Code
General and permanent laws of the United States


California Courts-The Judicial Branch of California California Supreme Court & Courts of Appeal published and unpublished opinions


California Court Opinions, 1850 - present  Calif. Supreme Court & Court of Appeals published case opinions; search by party name, terms, citation, judge


California Code of Regulations
Regulations adopted, amended or repealed by state agencies


California Codes
California statutory law divided by topic


Findlaw California Codes and Statutes
Statutory laws passed by the state legislature, including enacted session laws, senate bills and assembly bills;  municipal codes and ordinances


Findlaw California Case Law

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California Supreme Court
  • California Court of appeal cases from October 1934 to the present


California Law & Government Resources Washburn University School of Law  Comprehensive site covering all aspects of California law


California Legislative Information  California bills 1993 - present


California Legal Research Guides-Heafey Law Library


California Resources-Georgetown Law Library

Finding California Legislative History ...the documents created during the process by which a bill becomes law; sometimes used by courts to find legislative intent if a statute is vague or ambiguous


California Courts Self-help Center  Legal information and free or low-cost legal help