Fantastic Free Legal Research Guide from George Mason

For anyone looking for a comprehensive directory of free legal legal research sites, Debbie Shrager at George Mason has put together a fantastic compilation of Free Legal Research sites. This guide pushes much further than popular free resources (e.g., Findlaw, Justia, Fastcase, and LII). Debbie has included law-specific search engines– and no … Google Scholar is not the only one listed. I’m also impressed by the depth of this guide with respect to federal statutory law, case law, administrative law, secondary resources, and legal news and blogs.

Indeed, this is one of the best curated guides I have come across. Check it out here.


New Research Links to Love

Harvard’s New Free Legal Research Guide: Et Seq. Library Blog.

New Guide to Free Internet Legal Research: John Marshall Law Library.

Updated Guide to Legal Research Apps: UCLA Law Library.

Free Access to Extensive CLE Database: Lawline via The Sociable Lawyer Blog.

“Free Legal Research in a Digital World” Seminar Materials: Stetson Law Library.


Comprehensive Global Legal Research Guides

My favorite resource for international legal research (and not just because I’m an alumni) is NYU Law’s directory of Global Research Tools, published by the Hauser Global Law School Program.

The biggest contribution of the Program is GlobaLex, an impressive online directory of research guides from countries as diverse as Armenia, Bhutan, China, and others. Each of the guides gives the legal researcher the necessary background of the country, including history, basic law, links to secondary sources, and listings of NGOs, law school libraries, and legal publishers. These guides are written by foreign law experts. For an example guide, click here.

 


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