This guide is intended to provide guidance for assignments requiring legal research.
- Click on "Guidelines." On this page are links to: 1) Overview of Legislative Process and American Judicial System; 2) Legal Citations - Or How Do I Find That Case?; 3) Guide to Frequently Used Legal Abbreviations; 4) Basics of Legal Research - Cornell Law Library; 5) How To Read A Legal Citation - Howard W. Hunter Law Library; 6) Basic Legal Research Materials - Howard W. Hunter Law Library; 7) Government 101: How a Bill Becomes Law.
- Click on "Legal Resources Pathinder." On this page is a link to a Legal Resources Pathfinder covering general sources in print and online, federal sources in print and online, Texas sources in print and online, sources of other states in print and online.
- Click on "Recommended Database." On this page are links to 1) LexisNexis Academic database; 2) Searching Guide "Legal Research Using LexisNexis Academic."
- Click on "Recommended Law Books." On this page are links to a a selection of law books available at Jernigan Library.
- Click on "Recommended Websites." On this page are links to: 1) Cornell Legal Information Institute, 2) FDsys - GPO's Federal Digital System, 3) FindLaw, 4) Thomas, 5) U.S. Supreme Court, 6) WashLaw (Washburn University School of Law).
If you have questions that cannot be answered here, please don't hesitate to: