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Law and Legal Studies

This guide lists American University Library databases, print sources, and free Web sites of use to research in Legal Studies.

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U.S. Court Cases and Trials

Analysis of U.S. Court Cases

See Law Journals tab for extensive critiques of legal cases.

International Courts and Tribunals Cases

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WorldLII: International Courts & Tribunals Collection
Decisions or transcripts of all international courts and tribunals.

Non-U.S. Court Cases and Trials

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World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) Databases
Links to databases and websites of legislation and court decisions arranged by region and country.


Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection
Consists of nearly 150 bound volumes of Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the personal archives of General William J. Donovan (1883-1959). Selected documents are available online. From the Cornell Law Library.

Great Britain

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
A digital collection of more than 10,000 titles and around two million pages of printed material on U.S., British and her colonies' trials from 1600 to 1925. Includes unofficially published accounts of trials, official trial documents, briefs and arguments, and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings and arbitration. It is comprised primarily of holdings of the Harvard and Yale law libraries, as well as the Library of the Bar of the City of New York.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
Contains 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.


Judgment Information System (JUDIS)
Judgments of the Supreme court of India (1950 to present) and several High Courts.