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Legal Studies

This guide is an introduction to resources on the subject of Law. It includes free online resources, subscription-based electronic resources only available to SJU students and faculty, and print material housed in the Drexel Library.

Additional Access to U.S. Supreme Court Cases

Finding a Case Using Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni was previously known as LexisNexis.

Finding a Case Using WestlawNext

courtesy of the University of Wisconsin - Waterwater Andersen Library

Finding a Case Using Google Scholar

courtesy of the Learning Center at the Wisconsin State Law Library

Understanding Legal Citations

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (online ed. 2017)
by Peter W. Martin

"When lawyers present legal arguments and judges write opinions, they cite authority. They lace their representations of what the law is and how it applies to a given situation with references to statutes, regulations, and prior appellate decisions they believe to be pertinent and supporting." This guide presents an up-to-date online version of legal citation style.

Other Resources for Locating Federal Cases

Locating U.S. Supreme Court Cases