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United States Legal Research for L.L.M. Students

Overview of basic United States legal research. Originally written primarily for foreign law students, who are familiar with legal concepts but unfamiliar with U.S. legal materials, but useful also for the novice practitioner.

State Court Decisions

All state supreme court and appellate court decisions are published in West's regional reporters.  Half of the states also publish official reports. Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law contain all reported decisions of the 50 states, from statehood to the present.

Many state court decisions are available online; see the D'Angelo Law Library State Law and Government research guide for links.

Regional Reporters

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