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Law and Legal Research Internet Resources

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Christy Tabors- Pre-Law
Reference Department - Office 110
phone: 254-968-1898
Christy Tabors
Margie Maxfield Huth - Business Law
Systems Librarian - Office 250
phone: 254-968-1955
Cathy W

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing at, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Law and Legal Research Subcategories:


Supreme Court Case Law

Fedworld/FLITE  - Supreme Court cases from 1937-1975.

FindLaw - Supreme Court case law from 1893 to the present. Allows browsing, searching by party name or full text, and by citation.

GPO Access - Provides some full text case law from 1937-1975.

Legal Information Institute - Provided by Cornell University.  Covers 1990 to the present. Also has a Link to some of the historic Supreme Court Cases.

Supreme Court - Homepage of the U. S. Supreme Court.

Constitution Society - Provides link to historic Supreme Court Decisions and the Constitutionality of laws.

Supreme Court Justices - Provided by the Cornell Law School. Gives information about  current and past Supreme Court Justices.

Supreme Court Rules - Rules and procedures of the Supreme Court. Provided by Cornell Law School.

Federal Circuit Case Law

ALSO American Law Sources - Has searching for all Federal Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court . Additional it has links to other circuit court search pages.

WashLaw - Great site for access to all courts and areas of Legal information. Provided by the Washburn University School of Law.

Federal Circuit Homepage -

U.S. Court of Appeals - Fed circuit - Provided by Georgetown University.

1st Circuit - Covers 1995 to the present.  ME, NH, MA, RI, Puerto Rico.  

2nd Circuit - 1995 to the present. Covers CT, NY, VT. 

3rd Circuit - 1994 to the present. Covers PA, NJ, DE. 

4th Circuit - 1995 to the present. Covers WV, VA, MD, NC.  

5th Circuit - 1992 to the present. Covers TX, LA, MS.  Provided by the University of Texas at Austin.

6th circuit - 1995 to the present. Covers MI, OH, KT, TN.

7th Circuit -

8th Circuit - 1995 to the present. Covers  ND, SD, MN, IW, MO, AR.

9th Circuit - 1995 to the present. Covers HI, AK, WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, NV, AZ.

10th Circuit -

11th Circuit   - The published decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit are provided here in compressed .ZIP archive files as a public service.

U.S. Court of Appeals for  the D.C. Circuit - useful repository of information by and about the various units and activities of the Court, as well as a gateway to other parts of the federal government.


EuroStat- The statistical branch of the European Commission, this site offers EC information on general statistics, economy and finance, population and social conditions, energy and industry, agriculture, external trade, distributive trade, statistical news, facts through figures, an economic portrait of the European Union between 1992 and 1995, ECU yield curve, weekly statistics with charts, and more.

Foreign Trade Statistics- from the U. S. Census.

Statistics Canada - all kinds of statistics including trade statistics from the Canadian government.

U.S. Codes

House of Rep. - U.S. Code  - Provided by the U. S. House of Representatives.

Cornell Law School - U.S. Code - from the Cornell Law School.

GPO Access - U.S. Code from the U.S. Government Printing office.

Code of Federal Regulations - Provide by the U.S. Government Printing office

Federal Register - From the U.S. Government Printing office

Legal Search Engines

Emory Law Library Electronic Reference Desk - links to all type of legal information. With Search features.

Hieros Gamos - International law directory. 

The Law Engine - Providing on-line law sources in a single-page format.

LawCrawler - from FindLaw

Washlaw WWW - Washburn University School of Law.

Legal Dictionaries

Nolo Legal Encyclopedia - Plain-English articles on the legal topics that affect you most.