The Power of Free: FindLaw's Cases & Codes for Law Students & Associates
Where can you go to view over a million pages of free case law or browse over
600,000 pages of federal and state codes?
Hint: you're already here.
FindLaw is where the law is when it comes to cases and codes. And that
fits well with law students and associates who find themselves chasing codes and
counting cases to find exactly what they are looking for.
Massive stores of relevant law + easy to use searching and browsing make it a bright idea in any light, and a formidable take-off point for your research.
Here are a few quick facts about FindLaw's Cases & Codes
- it's free
- updated daily
- includes case law summaries with relevant facts and concise holdings
- features U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1893, California Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions dating back to 1934, recent U.S. Circuit Court, and other state court decisions and federal and state codes.
How can law students and associates best harness the power of free?
- browse cases by date
- search Supreme Court cases by citation, party name, or full-text search
- comb through archived cases by docket number, case title, party names, or relevant text
- sign up for RSS feed or free email service to receive daily opinion summaries-- delivered straight to your RSS reader or inbox
- bookmark the jurisdictions you access most..just check back for daily updates of new case law
- even when case opinions on local court websites time out, come to FindLaw for archived opinions dating back days, months, and even years
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