Thursday, February 6 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents - Part 1 - An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)

Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence.  Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana. We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar.  Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries. 

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