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CALI Lessons

Increase your knowledge of an area of legal study by completing the lessons online or downloading them and completing them on your computer.


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Congressional Publications (ProQuest)

Publications generated by the U.S. Congress and accessed via ProQuest, including: CIS Legislative Histories, 1969-present; House & Senate Reports, 1817-present; House & Senate Hearings, 1824-present; Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, 1916-present; House & Senate Documents, 1817-present, and Committee Prints & Miscellaneous Publications, 1830-present; Executive Reports, 1843-present, & Executive Documents, 1825-1980; Serial Set, 1789-present. Keywords: legislative history, proquest


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Making of Modern Law

Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period from 1800-1926. Contains historical works from both the United States and Great Britain.


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LLMC Digital

The LLMC database contains archival and other digitized documents online in these topic areas: U.S. Federal Government, U.S. States, U.S. Territories, Anglo-American Collections, Foreign Jurisdictions, International Law and Organizations, and Multijurisdictional Subject Collections.
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HeinOnline

Access to a wide variety of law review publications, secondary sources, primary federal legislative and government documents, patent information, and many more legal treatises. Access the law journal library through Hein.
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Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale's)

The Avalon Project provides access to digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Yale intends to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of a work. Keywords: historical documents, legislative, history, original text


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Legislative History Library (U.S. Federal)

Hein provides access to compilations of legislative history documents to include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services.
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California State Assembly Archives

This site lists and describes sessions of the California Legislature from 1849 - 2005


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Legislative Insight (ProQuest)

ProQuest Legislative Insight makes available more than 18,000 histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. Nine thousand of these histories are new and 4,000 include new research. Includes only bills that have passed.


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Ravel Law and Judge Analytics

You must first create an academic ravellaw.com account to use Ravel Law. To access the Judges portal you must be on the USD campus. Simply search for a particular judge from campus and find information on how your judge thinks, writes and rules. Identify patterns and increase predictability for Federal judges and appellate judges in New York, California, Florida, Illinois, and Delaware (more states coming soon).


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Study Aids (West)

The West Academic Study Aids Subscription offers school of law patrons online access to hundreds of popular study aids to help students anytime during the semester. Authored by noted law professors, the subscription offers up-to-date information, advice, and tips for virtually every course you take.

24/7 access; Full-content searching; Dictionary definitions;Highlight and take notes; Mobility, all the content is available via a web-connected computer, tablet or smartphone.


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Casetext

Casetext provides free legal research and publishing so you can search state and federal cases, statutes, and regulations, for free, annotated by insights from the country's leading attorneys, law firms, and academics.


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Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

This landmark work in historical and legal scholarship draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution's progress through each of the thirteen states' conventions. The digital edition allows users to search the complete contents by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the copious annotations of the print edition.


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