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The Public Library of Law, the largest free law library.
United States Code (GPO Access) (HeinOnline Access)
Public and Private Laws (GPO Access)
Code of Federal Regulations (GPO Access) (HeinOnline Access)
Federal Register (GPO Access) (HeinOnline Access)
RegInfo.gov, find federal regulatory information
GPO Access (Government Printing Office), includes Federal Register, Congressional Record and bills.
Thomas, legislative information from the Library of Congress.
USA.gov, a comprehensive portal to information and services from U.S. federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
Administrative Decisions & Other Actions - By Agency (University of Virginia Library)
U.S. Department of State
American Law Sources On-line
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation (American Memory Project), provides access to U.S. congressional documents and debates from 1774-1875.
Federal Agency Directory (LSU Libraries)
Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress)
Justia.com, law & legal information lawyers, students, business and the public.
LawBrain.com (FindLaw), a legal wiki.
Lawyers.com, includes forms and legal informartion
LII: Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School)
LLMC-Digital, an LSU Law Center subscription database containing full text primary and secondary source materials, including agency decisions and federal court decisions.
NCCUSL Drafts and Final Acts
Public.Resource.Org, full text legal materials in the public domain.
Uniform Law Commissioners (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), includes final acts and legislation.
State Agency Databases
State Legal Sources on the Web (University of Michigan Document Center)
Municode.com ( Municipal Code Corporation), a compilation of city and county/parish ordinances.
Appellate Court Web Sites
Court Web Sites (National Center for State Courts)
Court Locator (US Courts)
Dates of Supreme Court Decisions, 1791-1882.
Federal Judicial Center, includes database of biographies of federal judges.
FindACase Network, search state and federal case law.
Free Court Dockets, access to over 33 million court case dockets.
HeinOnline U.S. Supreme Court Library, an LSU Law Center subscription database containing U.S. Reports, preliminary prints and slip opinions in pdf format.
Judges of the United States Courts, includes a biographical database.
On the Docket: U.S. Supreme Court News, coverage since 1998 term, includes current Supreme Court docket.
OpenJurist, free case law site includes Supreme Court cases since 1754 and Federal Reporter since 1880.
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia, includes over 2000 recorded oral arguments.
Public Access to Court Records: State Links (National Center for State Courts)
Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases (ABA), 2003/2004 term-present.
Supreme Court of the United States, includes transcripts of oral arguments since 2000.
Supreme Court Database, information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms.
Supreme Court Decisions 1937-1975 (FedWorld)
Supreme Court Collection (LII)
Supreme Court Historical Society
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court Cases (Justia, Oyez and US Court Forms), includes opinions vol. 1-present.
U.S. Courts, the Federal Judiciary
U.S. Court Forms (free; registration required)
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978, an LSU Law Center subscription database.
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Civil Law in the World, includes codes & legislation (LSU Law)
Civil Law Dictionary
Latin Laws (Biblioteca Legal Latinoamerica)
vLex, an LSU Law Center subscription database. Covers 130 jurisdictions.
- French Legal Materials - Legislative and Judicial (Institute for Transnational Law), includes English translations.
- Legifrance, constitution, codes, laws and regulations, international treaties and agreements, official journal, selected jurisprudence, etc. in French; codes also in English and Spanish.
- Premier Ministre, governmental portal.
- Service-Public, portal of French administration.
- Vie Publique, portal of French government documents.
Australian Human Rights Centre
Center for the Study of Human Rights (Columbia University)
European Court of Human Rights, includes pending cases, recent judgments, basic texts and database of case law.
Human Rights (U.S. State Dept.)
Human Rights (U.K. National Archives), supporting documents from 1215 to 1945.
Human Rights First, formerly Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)
Human Rights Watch
Inter-American Court of Human Rights (University of Minnesota), includes basic documents, case law and press releases
International Human Rights (LSU Law Library)
Project Diana, Human Rights Cases (Yale Law School Library)
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, includes international human rights instruments.
UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency
Women's Human Rights Resources Programme (University of Toronto), offers links, documents and bibliographies.