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Finding Cases Online
Information for legal professionals, students, public and business include legal forms, cases and codes, search for lawyers within a given area, among other subjects.
Search by citation:
248 U.S. 215
Search by parties:
International News Service v. Associated Press
Use one of the folowing databases:
Finding Cases in Print
Search by citation:
248 U.S. 215 (volume number - reporter - page number)
Search by topic:
Cases are published in the order decided by the court - i.e. in chronological order. A reporter will have cases by different judges on a wide variety of topics following each other: criminal law decision followed by a voting rights decision followed by a malpractice decision. To find cases on a certain topic, there is a case finding tool called a case digest.
Search by name:
You can find cases and their citations using print resources by using the Case Name volumes at the end of a West digest set. Some digests have volumes listing cases by Plaintiffs or Defendants or both.
Helpful Books (all located on the third floor of the Levi Watkins Learning Center)
Black’s law dictionary
Call Number: KF 156 .B53 2010
Shepard’s federal citations
Call Number: KF 105.2 .S42
Shepard’s United States citations: statutes
Call Number: KF 78 .S56
The Supreme court reporter
Call Number: KF 101 .S94
West’s education law digest
Call Number: KF 4110.3 .W47
West’s education law reporter
Call Number: KF 4110 .A2 W47
West’s federal reporter : cases argued and determined in the United States courts of appeals and Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals
Call Number: KF 105 .F45
Finding Articles/Law Review/Federal & State Codes/ etc.