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Before You Surf
Below are sections on General Law; State Law, Especially Texas; and International Law
A variety of law related websites are listed, but, please remember that not all valuable information ends up freely on the web.
Critically evaluate your results.
Here's a guide to assist you in finding and evaluating information on the 'net -- http://researchguides.austincc.edu/findinternet.
"Everyday" law, such as automobile accidents, child custody, wills, etc. Has basic explanations, legal forms, how to hire a lawyer, and other practical info.
Case Law Access project
"The Caselaw Access Project (“CAP”) expands public access to U.S. law. Our goal is to make all published U.S. court decisions freely available to the public online, in a consistent format, digitized from the collection of the Harvard Law Library."
One-stop-shopping for legal matters. Links to resources, background and definitions, etc.
Legal Forms Library
This is a database the ACC library subscribes to, so an active eID is required. This has Texas legal forms in many categories. Most are in printabe form, although some are examples that have been completed.
U.S. Supreme Court decisions explained. You can search by keyword or, under "Cases," go year by year, including pending cases from the current year. Easy-to-read summaries of the cases and how the court voted. From the Illinois Institute of Technology School of Law.
U.S. Supreme Court
The official site of the highest court. Has info on decisions going back to 2009, plus lots of other material.
United States Code
From the House of Representatives. The complete collection of the federal statutes. Search by keywords, browse, or go to each individual topic section
USA.gov - Popular Laws and Regulations
"Popular" as in commonly asked. Wide range of topics relating to federal laws and regulations. From the U.S. government.
State Law, Especially Texas
FindLaw - State Laws
Links to legal info on all 50 states. Or you can approach it by topics to do comparisons.
Texas State Law Library
Vast amount of information on all aspects of Texas law and regulations. (Note: Several databases are listed that require you to either have a state library card or for you to be in the library itself. It is just north of the capitol building and is open to the public.)
Nolo State Laws
Links to state laws for primarily everyday laws, such as property, wages, divorce, etc.