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PLA 4103: How to Find Cases

Supreme Court

Federal Courts

Florida Courts

Databases @ FAMU

Using Lexis/Nexis

See 'Doing Legal Research'  tab for search hints.

In LexisNexis:

  1. Finding and Citing Cases   
        use - Look up A Legal Case - box

  2. Supreme Court Reporters
        use Federal & State Cases - blue menu - left

  3. Regional Reporter Cases

  4. Finding Cases by Subject
        use - Look up A Legal Case - by Topic -box

        or try - Cornell LII for Supreme Court Cases by Subject

  5. Updating and Validating Cases

  6. American Law Reports

  7. Review Finding, Citing

  8. Finding and Citing Statutes
        use Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations - blue menu - left

  9. Federal Codes and Session Laws
        use Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations - blue menu - left

  10. Federal Legislative History Online
        use Thomas

  11. Finding and Citing Admin

  12. Federal Admin Rules
        use Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations - blue menu - left

  13. Finding Statutes
        use Federal - OR - State - Statutes, Codes & Regulations - blue menu - left -- OR -- for Florida Statues, see Florida tab