Really old United States Case Law

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 1, 2016

You have the citation to a really old United States case but you can’t find it on Westlaw or Hein Online.¬† Well, the law library probably has it in print but the book is falling apart or on microfiche which …

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“Free the Law” Project to Digitize U.S. Case Law for Free Access

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 3, 2015

Harvard Law School has joined forces with Ravel Law, a legal research and analytics platform, to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s entire book collection of American case law. ¬†This comprehensive collection totaling about 40 million print pages extends back …

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Virtual Exhibit: The History of Case Reporting

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 29, 2014

It’s not easy to cover the development of case reporting from the beginnings in England to the first West regional reporters, clearly and enjoyably, in one digital page. But “A Brief History of Anglo-American Case Reporting, 1272-1885,” a …

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New Book: The Little Book of Fitness Law

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 22, 2014

The Little Book of Fitness Law is a short, but interesting read through some of the most significant cases in fitness law.

Do you want to know more about the Sports Drink Wars? Read through the chapter on Sands, Taylor …

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New on HeinOnline: Early American Case Law

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • October 13, 2013

HeinOnline has just announced the addition of the Early American Case Law collection.  This collection
provides the entire Federal Cases 30 book series (1894-1897) which
contains more than 20,000 cases.  It also contains the Trinity Series,
which includes American Decisions, …

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Pronouncing Dictionary for Cases

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • December 8, 2012

As a law student, you may have noticed that there are many important U.S. Supreme Court cases that are  difficult to pronounce correctly. For several hundred key cases, the problem of confidently pronouncing them (in conversations with faculty, colleagues, future …

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Free Federal Court Decisions Coming

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 12, 2011

It was announced last week that the U.S. government will soon offer free access to federal court opinions on its www.fdsys.gov site. In the long run, this could end up being extremely helpful for attorneys who can’t afford access to …

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Case Reporters, RIP?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 25, 2010

A Canadian law blog has put up an interesting post cheering what it sees as the impending death of the printed case reporter, since these are often full of public information but sold by private publishers for profit. Of course, …

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Case Law for the United Kingdom

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 25, 2010

Looking for British or Irish cases? Bailii is the place to go. Bailii has databases for the United Kingdom as well as European case law. It is a very handy site.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat…

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New York Historical Court Records

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • October 4, 2009

A number of Law Review members have been asking for help finding New York cases from the 1600’s and 1700’s–back when there were officials called schouts. Chances are that, in the end, most of these cases will have to be …

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