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United States Law-Related Periodicals

These are links to non-state-specific publications providing on-line articles. See also a list of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals with web sites.

  1. ABA Journal (A.B.A. J.) … [American Bar Ass’n] — See also links to publications of A.B.A. sections, divisions and forums.
  2. ABI Journal (A.B.I. J.) … [American Bankruptcy Inst.]
  3. Army Lawyer, The … [Army Judge Advocate General School / Library of Congress]
  4. Construction Law Review (Constr. L. Rev.) … [N.Y. Law Publishing Co. / Pepper Hamilton LLP] — A monthly on-line review of legal developments of interest to the construction industry.
  5. Federal Courts Law Review (Fed. Cts. L. Rev.) … [Fed. Magistrate Judges Ass’n]
  6. Federal Lawyer (Fed. Law.) … [Fed. Bar Ass’n]
  7. Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly (Fed’n Defense & Corp. Couns. Q.)
  8. Journal of Forensic Economics (J. Forensic Econ.) … [Nat’l Ass’n of Forensic Economics]
  9. Military Law Review … [Army Judge Advocate General School / Library of Congress]
  10. New York University Annual Survey of American Law (N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L.) … [New York Univ. Sch. of Law] — This journal “is dedicated to exploring contemporary legal developments in the United States. Annual Survey articles analyze emerging legal trends, interpret significant recent court decisions and legislation, and explain leading legal scholars’ and judges’ perspectives on current legal topics.”
  11. Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin … [Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine (Tenn.)] — Monthly on-line newsletter containing information on immigration law, policy, procedure, and practice, by a Nashville law firm. A free e-mail subscription is offered.
  12. Third Branch (Third Branch) … [Admin. Off. of U.S. Courts] — Monthly newsletter of the federal courts.
  13. United States Attorneys’ Bulletin (U.S. Att’ys Bull.)


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Commentary on United States Constitutional Issues

See also, at the Library of Congress web site, a page on documents related to the constitution.

  1. Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 … [Constitution Society] — James Madison’s notes on the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia, covering the period May 14 – September 17, 1787. Another version is presented by the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.

  2. The Federalist … [Library of Congress] — See also a Wikipedia article giving an overview along with links to other versions (including an audio version).

  3. The Founders’ Constitution … [Univ. of Chicago Press and Liberty Fund] — “In this unique anthology, Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner [the editors] draw on the writings of a wide array of people engaged in the problem of making popular government safe, steady, and accountable. The documents included range from the early seventeenth century to the 1830s, from the reflections of philosophers to popular pamphlets, from public debates in ratifying conventions to the private correspondence of the leading political actors of the day.” The web site provides, in addition to the text, a table of contents, an index, and a search function.

  4. Annotated Constitution … [FindLaw (West Group)] — Annotations from the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress with hyperlinked citations to relevant Supreme Court decisions.

  5. Historic Supreme Court Opinions … [Cornell Law Sch. (N.Y.), Legal Information Inst.] — More than 600 historically important cases accessible by topics, party names, and opinion authors, beginning with Georgia v. Brailsford, 3 U.S. 1 (1794).
  6. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site … [Nat’l Park Service] — Commentary on the case and links to resources (along with information about the historic site located in Topeka, Kansas)
  7. Famous Constitutional Cases: Selected Links … [Prof. Douglas O. Linder, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Law Sch.] — Links to various web sites having information and resources related to selected famous cases.
  8. Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court … [Northwestern Univ. (Ill.)] — Audio files in RealAudio format (which requires a free downloadable player as a browser plug-in), providing actual oral argument as delivered in the courtroom, for selected cases.

  9. Exploring Constitutional Conflicts … [Prof. Douglas O. Linder, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Law Sch.] — “This site explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation’s founding document.” Commentary, cases, notes, and materials on numerous topics, such as the power of judicial review, theories of interpretation, the incorporation debate, evolution/creationism, freedom (not) to associate, right to bear arms, student searches, takings of property, the death penalty, liberty of contract, the right to an abortion (and many others).


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Commentary on United States Legislation

  1. Legislative Reports of Congressional Committees

    See also the OpenCongress web site (“OpenCongress brings together official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill.”).
  2. Congressional Research Service Reports
    Although the Congressional Research Service does not make its reports available to the public, selected reports (none earlier than 1990) are available on the web sites linked here. Report titles, dates, and abstracts, indexed under numerous subject headings, are available at the Penny Hill Press web site (limited to reports issued after 1992).
  3. Legislative History
    1. General Guidance
    2. Legislative Source Book … [Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.] — Links to many useful sources for legislative history (including the book, below, by McKinney and Sweet).
    3. Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner’s Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent. Richard J. McKinney and Ellen A. Sweet (rev. 2006) … [Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C.]
    4. Federal Legislative History Guide … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
    5. Particular Laws

  4. Bankruptcy Code
    1. Bankruptcy Basics … [Admin. Off. of U.S. Courts] — This web site provides basic information to debtors, creditors, court personnel, the media, and the general public on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws. It also provides individuals who may be considering bankruptcy with a basic explanation of the different chapters under which a bankruptcy case may be filed and to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the bankruptcy process.

  5. Environmental Legislation
  6. The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act … [Environmental Protection Agency]
  7. Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 … [Environmental Protection Agency] — “This web site provides background information on FQPA’s provisions and discusses some of the specific issues raised by FQPA, as well as status of implementation of this important law.”
  8. Safe Drinking Water Act … [Environmental Protection Agency]
  9. Resource Conservation and Recovery ActRCRA Orientation Manual … [Environmental Protection Agency] — “This manual provides introductory information on solid and hazardous waste management programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Also addressed is the basic framework of the RCRA regulatory program … . Appendices include a hazardous waste manifest, land disposal restriction notification requirements, underground storage tank notification form, glossary, acronyms and abbreviations, EPA organization chart, and environmental contacts.”
  10. Miscellaneous Federal Legislation
  11. False Claims Act — Questions and Answers … [Perry & Campanelli, LLP (N.Y.)]


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Commentary on United States Regulatory Activity



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United States Law Discussion Forums

  1. Web Logs — Blogs — Blawgs
    Law-related web logs (blogs), sometimes called “blawgs,” abound. The links here point to compiled lists of URLs for selected blawgs.

    1. Law Blog Metrics: A Taxonomy of Legal Blogs … [Ian Best, Esq. (Ohio)]

    2. The Blogs of Law … [Internet for Lawyers, Inc. (Cal.)] — “The Blogs of Law is meant to be a comprehensive index of law-related blogs on the Internet.”

    3. Blawg Republic … [Condesa, Inc. (Cal.)] — “Blawg Republic provides a digest view of the latest news and commentary from the legal blogging community.”

  2. Other Discussion Forums
    These are interactive discussion groups and listservs on law-related topics (not including law-related newsgroups), linked on the name of the sponsor of the host web site. Some organizations that call themselves forums are linked elsewhere under “Organizations Related to the Practice of Law.”

    1. Air and Space Law
    2. A.B.A. Forum
    3. Communications Law
    4. A.B.A. Forum
    5. Constitutional and Legal History
    6. H-Law … [American Society for Legal History] — For the “discussion of issues relating to teaching and research in the history of all legal traditions: common-law, civil-law, and all other legal systems.”
    7. Construction Industry
    8. A.B.A. Forum
    9. Employment Law — Employee-Oriented
    10. Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com)
    11. Entertainment and Sports Industry
    12. A.B.A. Forum
    13. Franchising
    14. A.B.A. Forum
    15. Medical Malpractice — Patient-Oriented
    16. Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com)
    17. Personal Injury — Plaintiff-Oriented
    18. Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com)
    19. Taxation
    20. CCH Tax Forum
    21. Workers’ Compensation
    22. Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com)


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Other United States Commentary

  1. Collections of On-line Articles
  2. eJournal USA … [U.S. State Dep't] — This is an electronic journal in which U.S. law-related articles often are published. Versions in other languages (French and Spanish as well as some other languages) are available.
  3. JURIST: Articles On-line … Articles by law professors and others (students, lawyers in practice, government officials) on various subjects. Some have been published, others are available only on-line at this site.
  4. “legal.online” Columns by Robert J. Ambrogi … Robert J. Ambrogi’s syndicated column “legal.online” appears monthly in various legal periodicals. He also writes the monthly “Web Watch” column for American Lawyer Media’s Law Technology News, a legal technology magazine.
  5. Topical On-line Articles
  6. Considerations for Innocent Domain Name Owners… [Oppedahl & Larson LLP (Colo.)] — “This page offers some general comments for [innocent] domain name owners to assist them in avoiding loss of their domain names.”
  7. Copyright and Trademark … [Lloyd J. Jassin, Esq. (N.Y.)]
  8. A Lawyer’s Guide to Cross-Cultural Depositions… [Nina Ivanichvili / All Language Alliance, Inc. (Colo.)] — “This article addresses ways of overcoming some challenges of a cross-cultural deposition. For purposes of this article, a cross-cultural deposition is one in which the attorney is English-speaking (generally American-born), and the deponent is foreign-born and speaks limited or no English. In other words, a cross-cultural deposition is one in which the attorney and the deponent do not share the same cultural archetypes and common linguistic patterns.” This article was originally published at 32 Colorado Lawyer 81 (July 2003), which is accessible on-line only to members of the Colorado Bar Association.
  9. Tribal Law Profiles

    These are published in the Tribal Law Journal by the University of New Mexico School of Law.
  10. United States Court Decisions
    1. LII’s Eye on the Courts: Newsworthy Decisions Available on the Net … [Cornell Law Sch. (N.Y.), Legal Information Inst.] — When a high-profile case is placed on the internet a link to the decision is entered here, along with links to background legal material, as available; cases from all state and federal courts may be listed.
    2. Annual Eleventh Circuit Survey … [Mercer Univ. Sch. of Law] — The Mercer Law Review publishes the Eleventh Circuit survey as the summer issue each year. The most-recent survey issue usually is available on-line.


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United States Law-Related Topical Web Sites

  1. Admiralty Law
    See also Maritime Law, below
  2. Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide … [Todd Kenyon, Esq. (N.Y. & N.J.)] — A guide to online resources and web sites concerning admiralty and maritime law, with an emphasis on the law of the United States.
  3. Agriculture Law
  4. Compilations of Federal Agriculture Laws … [U.S. Sen. Cmte. on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry] — “Compilations on this website contain a text version of Federal agricultural laws, as amended by subsequent Public Laws, and enacted by the Public Law on the date indicated on the first page of each compilation. Although substantial efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the compilations, the providers of the compilations are not responsible for any errors in the compilations and will update these texts only as time permits. The compilations are provided as a service to the public and do not represent official versions of any Federal statute.”
  5. National Center for Agricultural Law Research and Information … [Univ. of Ark. Sch. of Law] — This federally mandated and funded entity conducts research and analysis and provides up-to-date information to farmers and agri-businesses, attorneys, community groups, and others confronting agricultural law issues involving many topics including government farm programs, farm finance and credit, hired labor practices, land use, liability and insurance coverage, environmental law, international trade and biotechnology.
  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  7. Alternative Dispute Resolution Pathfinder … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  8. American Indian Law
    See Native American Law, below

  9. Americans With Disabilities Act
  10. ADA Home Page — Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act … [U.S. Justice Dept.]
  11. ADA Hot Links and Document Center … [Job Accommodation Network / West Virginia Univ.] — Links to various legal resources including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  12. Animal Law
  13. Animal Rights Law … [Rutgers Sch. of Law — Newark (N.J.)] — Collection of legal briefs, educational materials, and case studies for U.S. laws in such areas as policy toward animals on public lands, students’ and conscientious objectors’ rights to avoid harming animals, alternatives to lethal animal control policies, religious animal sacrifice, and actions by private citizens to compel enforcement of state and federal animal-welfare and anti-cruelty acts. See also the web site for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
  14. Antitrust Law
  15. Antitrust Policy … [Luke M. Froeb, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Univ. (Tenn.)] — Eclectic collection of antitrust case documents (complaints, opinions, and expert testimony), enforcement guidelines and speeches, economic bibliographies, and current antitrust issues in the news. Note: The original web site at www.antitrust.org is evidently defunct. The link here points to the version as of November 2004 that is maintained at the Internet Archive.
  16. Bankruptcy Law
    Note—The American Bankruptcy Institute provides information and resources for paid members but has no freely available information.
  17. Bankruptcy LawTrove … [Warren E. Agin, Esq. (Mass.)] — This database (formerly known as the Bankruptcy Lawfinder) has links to bankruptcy-related resources.
  18. Bankruptcy Resources … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  19. InterNet Bankruptcy Library … Bankcruptcy data, news, and information for members of the legal, financial and educational communities.
  20. Business Law
  21. Business Owner’s Toolkit … [Wolters Kluwer] — “Thousands of pages of information and tools to help you start, run and grow your business.” Downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms, and other documents. Interactive employment tools and coursework. Small-business online advice columnist.
  22. World Trade Organization Documents … [World Trade Organization] — “This database provides access to the official documentation of the World Trade Organization, including the legal texts of the WTO agreements.” Documents are available in English, French, and Spanish.
  23. Computer Law
  24. CompLaw, the Computer Law Resource … [Samuel Lewis, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern Univ. (Fla.)] — Dedicated to providing information concerning intellectual property law, internet and computer law, and general legal issues to both lawyers and non-lawyers on the internet. See also Intellectual Property, below.
  25. Construction Law
  26. Construction Risk Management Library … [Kent Holland, Esq. (Va.)] — Risk management information including articles, newsletters, and links to useful websites.
  27. Consumer Law
  28. Consumer Law Page … [Alexander Law Firm (Cal.)] — Topics of interest for consumers and the plaintiff’s bar.
  29. Federal Reserve Board — Consumer Brochures … More than a dozen brochures on topics such as, for example, credit protection laws, adjustable-rate mortgages, vehicle leasing, and financial privacy.
  30. Copyright Law
    See Intellectual Property, below.

  31. Corporation Law
  32. Corporate Law Center … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law] — Host of an annual corporation law symposium and web publisher of “The Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook,” the CCL makes available the most important federal securities laws, complete with regulations and forms, including links within the posted material to facilitate legal research and the completion of SEC forms.
  33. Crimes • Crime Victims • Criminal Law
  34. ABA Criminal Justice Standards … [American Bar Ass’n] — These are the “black letter” standards, without the commentary that can be found in hard-copy editions; however, PDF files containing both the standards and commentary are linked for downloading (and some of those files are very large). The ABA criminal justice standards, first published in 1968 and continually revised since, combine carefully drafted guidelines (many of which have been adapted at both the state level and the federal level in the drafting of rules of criminal procedure) with extensive commentary, including a review of pertinent case law.
  35. National Crime Victim Law Institute … [Lewis & Clark Law Sch.] — “Established in 2000, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is committed to the enforcement and protection of victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. It is the only organization of its kind in the United States. [¶] As a non-profit research and educational organization, NCVLI can assist attorneys who provide direct legal services, file amicus briefs to advocate for victims, and conduct research and provide information on issues concerning victims’ legal rights.”
  36. National Criminal Justice Reference Service … NCJRS is a federally sponsored information resource that assists practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and others involved with criminal and juvenile justice, drug policy, and victimization. The web site features more than 1,800 full-text publications, a searchable abstracts database, a calendar of events, and reference and referral services.
  37. Directory of Crime Victim Services … [U.S. Justice Department, Office for Victims of Crime] — The web site is “designed to help service providers and individuals locate nonemergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad.” Search by location, type of victimization, service needed, or agency type.
  38. Cyberspace Law
  39. Chilling Effects Clearinghouse … [Electronic Frontier Found. / Harvard law Sch. / Stanford law Sch. / Boalt Hall Sch. of Law (Berkeley) / Univ. of San Francisco Sch. of Law / Univ. of Maine Sch. of Law / George Washington Sch. of Law / Santa Clara Univ. Sch. of Law] — “Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. . . . Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual property law, while frowning on its misuse to 'chill' legitimate activity.”
  40. Global E-Commerce Law … [Baker & McKenzie (Ill.)] — “This site tracks the rapidly changing legal developments critical to doing business in the global electronic marketplace. Whether you're interested in e-commerce legislation and regulations, uniform law initiatives, legal commentary, court decisions, or other legal resources, we hope this site will help you make the right connections.”
  41. Internet Law Library … [Martin H. Samson, Esq. (N.Y.)] — “The Internet Law Library . . . features extensive summaries of . . . court decisions shaping the law of the web; providing facts, analysis and pertinent quotes from cases of interest to those who do business on the Internet and in New Media. These court decisions address a broad array of topics, including copyright and trademark infringement, dilution and other intellectual property issues, jurisdiction, linking, framing, keying, meta tags, pop-up ads, consumer complaint or gripe sites, tax, clip-art, online defamation, domain name disputes, e-mail, privacy, subpoenas, MP3s, encryption, gambling, click-wrap agreements, shrink wrap licenses, and spam, among others. Decisions applying and interpreting a number of statutes, such as the Communications Decency Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, are also analyzed.”
  42. UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy … Cases, statutes, and constitutional provisions that impact persons and institutions when they go on-line and enter cyberspace. Issues addressed may touch upon jurisdiction, freedom of expression, intellectual property, privacy, safety, equity, and electronic commerce, among other areas of interest. A separate page is devoted to major cases, key statutes, and topical highlights with links to texts of cases, statutes, and commentary.
  43. Direct Selling
  44. MLMLAW: The Definitive Legal Resource for Direct Selling, Multilevel, and Network Marketing Companies … [Grimes & Reese, P.L.L.C. (Idaho)] — Sponsored by a law firm specializing in the legal issues associated with the direct-selling industry.
  45. Divorce and Domestic Relations
  46. DivorceInteractive.com … [Carl M. Palatnik, C.F.P. (N.Y.)]
  47. Divorce Net: Family Law Advice on Divorce … [LawTek Media Group (Mass.)]
  48. E-Commerce
    See Cyberspace Law, above

  49. Elder Law
    See also “An Older Person’s Guide to Finding Legal Help” (formerly published at the Federal Citizen Information Center) by Legal Counsel for the Elderly, Inc., which is connected with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
  50. National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) … [National Ass’n of State Units on Aging] — “The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.”
  51. National Elder Law Network … [William Mitchell Coll. of Law (Minn.) / University of Kansas Sch. of Law] — This web site has links to various on-line resources concerning legal issues affecting elderly individuals.
  52. National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) … “NSCLC staff works with legal services offices and senior organizations throughout the U.S. to provide quality advice and service. NSCLC staff attorneys serve as counsel in litigation, provide expert analysis on federal policy, train advocates to better represent their clients and educate through our publications.”
  53. Elections and Politics Law
  54. Campaign Disclosure Law Database … [UCLA School of Law / Center for Governmental Studies / California Voter Foundation] — “This innovative collection of statutes, regulations and forms allows users to view and compare the disclosure laws in 50 states, DC and the federal government. The database is divided into 25 categories and 105 subcategories, and includes information on topics as diverse as contributor information, loans to campaigns, electronic filing, enforcement rules and independent expenditures.”
  55. Employment Law
  56. Employee Benefits Pathfinder … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  57. Employment Law Information Network … [Patrick J. Della Valle, J.D. (Pa.) dba elinfonet.com, LLC] — This “is a no charge legal resource web site that is designed for employment lawyers, in-house employment counsel and human resource professionals.”
  58. Environmental Law
  59. Summary of Environmental Law in North America … [North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Quebec, Canada)] — Extensive overview (despite the “summary” label) of environmental law in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Versions are available also in French and Spanish.
  60. DOE Environmental Policy & Guidance … [U.S. Energy Dep't] — Links to laws, regulations, and policies respecting the government’s oversight of issues affecting the environment.
  61. Estate Planning
  62. Estate Planning Pathfinder … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  63. Wills, Trusts & Estates … [National Paralegal Coll.] — This is presented as a sample course related to the following invitation: “Attorneys who are interested in paralegal training at NPC are invited to view representative samples of our lectures, courseware, syllabi, assignments and exams; or to view sample courses, which demonstrate the depth of our paralegal certificate and degree programs.”
  64. Farmland Protection
  65. State Farmland Protection Statutes … [American Farmland Trust, Farmland Information Library (Ill.)] — Links to on-line versions of statutes and related sources for the protection of farmland.
  66. Federal Law Enforcement
  67. Federal Enforcement Agencies’ Activities … [Syracuse Univ., Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)] — “The purpose of TRAC is to provide the American people — and institutions of oversight such as Congress, news organizations, public interest groups, businesses, scholars and lawyers — with comprehensive information about the activities of federal enforcement and regulatory agencies, and the communities in which they take place.” There are separate TRAC Web Sites describing the enforcement activities and staffing patterns of the FBI, the IRS, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
  68. First Amendment
  69. First Amendment Center … [Vanderbilt Univ. (Tenn.)] — A forum for dialogue, discussion and debate on free expression and freedom of information issues (successor to the Gannett Foundation), with a mission to foster a greater public understanding of and appreciation for First Amendment rights and values, including freedom of religion, free speech and free press, and the right to assemble peaceably and to petition government.
  70. Religious Liberty Archive … [Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP (Colo.)] — “The Religious Liberty Archive is an extensive repository of valuable information and a useful resource for anyone seeking information about state and federal laws pertaining to religious freedom in the United States. View Supreme Court cases and commentaries, state statutes, and important historical documents and speeches relevant to religious freedom in the United States.”
  71. Forensic Science
  72. Forensic Psychiatry … [Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D.] — This resource site was developed by the co-director of the Psychiatry and Law Program at Harvard Medical School as a source of information on both fundamental themes and recent developments in this area.
  73. Forensic Science Resources in a Criminal Fact Investigation … Extensive well-organized collection of links and a bibliography of print sources, maintained by a public defender in Tennessee.
  74. Forensic Toxicology … [Alan Barbour] — A guide to experts, laboratories, and forensic toxicology links.
  75. Forfeiture
  76. Forfeiture Laws … [F.E.A.R., Inc. (Cal.)] — Various resources on forfeiture laws and practices, provided by a Section 501(c)(4) lobbying organization dedicated to reforming the laws to restore due process and protect property rights in the forfeiture process. The related F.E.A.R. Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) organization that assists forfeiture victims, provides a clearing house for information, and educates the public on the abuses of forfeiture laws.
  77. Health Law
  78. Medical and Public Health Law Site … [Prof. Edward P. Richards, Univ. of Missouri — Kansas City Sch. of Law]
  79. Mental Health Law … [Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law] — Numerous resources (for example: case lists and legal analyses on fair housing law, outpatient commitment, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and access to Medicaid-funded mental health services).
  80. Historic Preservation
  81. Historic Preservation Law Source … [National Council for Preservation Education, Inc. / Cornell Univ.] — Major federal and state legislation affecting preservation, as well as major preservation court cases, historic district ordinances, and constitutional provisions. Also available are models for preservation ordinances, constitutional amendments, enforcements provisions and other important legal mechanisms, as well as additional legal information. See also the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
  82. Human Rights
    See also International Law, below.
  83. Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue … [Stanford Law School, Robert Crown Law Library (Cal.)] — Materials on the U.S. military’s policy on sexual orientation, from World War I to the present, as well as materials on related legal issues (e.g., the Solomon-Pombo Amendment).
  84. Project Diana: Online Human Rights Archive … [Yale Law Sch.] — This project is no longer active. The link now points to a site where some of the material, formerly at the Project Diana web site, has been archived. Project Diana was an international archive of human rights legal documentation, maintained under the guidance of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School. It was designed to be a reference tool for research in human rights law, with online litigation documents and links to reference sites throughout the internet.
  85. Human Rights Resource Center … [Univ. of Minn. Human Rights Library] — Resources and information regarding human rights and human rights education as well as international instruments and other documents; also provides links to other sites that may be relevant to human rights. The primary goal is to demonstrate that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights documents are as relevant to life in the U.S. as they are to life in other countries, and to improve the protection of human rights in American communities by increasing Americans’ awareness of these rights.
  86. International Human Rights Research … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  87. Abortion and Free Speech: Applying the ‘Prior Restraint’ Doctrine to Abortion Law” by Andrew T. Hyman, Esq. (Conn.) … See also “The A Word” (some quotes related to abortion and the law) by the same author.
  88. Immigration Law
  89. American Immigration Resources on the Internet … [Information Technology Associates, Inc. (N.Y.)]
  90. Immigration Information Network … [India Network Services, Inc. (Ohio)]
  91. National Immigration Law Center (NILC) … The NILC is “a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low income immigrants and their family members. NILC staff specialize in immigration law, and the employment and public benefits rights of immigrants. The Center conducts policy analysis and impact litigation and provides publications, technical advice, and trainings to a broad constituency of legal aid agencies, community groups, and pro bono attorneys. [¶] NILC maintains offices in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Washington, D.C. and operates the Sacramento policy office for the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative.”
  92. Income Tax
    See Taxation, below

  93. Indian Law
    See Native American Law, below

  94. Intellectual Property
  95. BitLaw: A Resource on Technology Law … [Daniel A. Tysver, Beck & Tysver (Minn.)] — A comprehensive internet resource on technology law, containing over 1,800 pages on patent, copyright, trademark, and internet legal issues.
  96. Intellectual Property Mall … [Franklin Pierce Law Center (N.H.)] — Collection of intellectual property resources intended to offer one-stop shopping for intellectual property professionals in academia, business, and science, as well as for inventors and entrepreneurs.
  97. Summaries of Cases in State and Federal Courts … [Willamette Univ. Coll. of Law] — This is a service that publishes weekly summaries of holdings in all federal and state cases (from 2004 forward) involving copyright, trademark, and trade secret law, and all federal circuit cases (from 2004 forward) involving patent law. A free e-mail subscription is available (to receive the weekly summaries by e-mail).
  98. General Information About Trademarks … [Oppedahl & Larson LLP (Colo.)]
  99. Copyrights
    1. Copyright and Fair Use … [Stanford Univ. (Cal.)] — Links to primary materials, current legislation, cases, issues, other resources on the internet, and overviews of copyright law.
    2. General Information About Copyrights … [Oppedahl & Larson LLP (Colo.)]
    3. Locating Copyright Holders … [Lloyd J. Jassin, Esq. (N.Y.)] — Information and links “to help you plan your permission strategy and locate copyright holders more easily.”
    4. Publishing Law Center … [Lloyd L. Rich, Esq. (Colo.)]
    5. Search Copyright Records: Registrations and Documents … [U.S. Copyright Office] — “Search copyright information by selecting . . . [one of three databases], which contain records of registrations and ownership documents since 1978. Please note it takes several months for recent registrations to appear in the databases. Note: This is an alternative, experimental search method for short, simple searches and occasional users. You may also still use the traditional LOCIS system.”
  100. Patents
    1. Free Patents Online Database … [Ryley Assocs. (Md.)] — A searchable and browsable database of U.S. patents, from number 4,000,000 forward. Patent documents are free to download as PDF files.
    2. General Information About Patentts … [Oppedahl & Larson LLP (Colo.)]
    3. Patent Cafe … [Andy Gibbs (Cal.)] — A smorgasboard site with information and links of interest to inventors and patent attorneys.
  101. International Law
    See also links to U.S. international law sources (such as treaties).
  102. Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law … [American Society of International Law]
  103. International Humanitarian Law … [International Committee of the Red Cross] — A treaty database, with around 100 treaties, commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, and an up-to-date list of the signatories, as well as an implementation database.
  104. Internet Law
    See Cyberspace Law, above

  105. Jewish Law
  106. Jewish Law: Examining Halacha, Jewish Issues, and Secular Law … [Ira Kasdan et al. (D.C.)] — “In order to forge a better understanding of the interaction between Halacha and secular law, Jewish Law presents a wealth of information — much of which is exclusive in cyberspace to this website — on Halacha, Jewish issues and secular law.” This site provides articles, case summaries from federal state courts, briefs, forms, discussion forums, and more.
  107. Litigation
  108. Famous Trials … [Prof. Douglas O. Linder, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City Law Sch.] — Information and materials related to famous trials, most of them in American history (but some from elsewhere, such as the trials of Oscar Wilde). Profiles of trial heroes (for example, Clarence Darrow). Links to additional similar web sites.
  109. Litigation Articles & Legal Research Collection … [Gene Albert, Esq. (Tex.) dba Lexbe LC] — This is a “free collection of hundreds of recently published articles of interest to litigators and related legal professionals. All articles are full-text, written by lawyers and have been published as part of continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, in legal journals, or are of similar quality.”
  110. Verdicts and Settlements … [Morlan and Associates (Okla.)] — Freely accessible verdict and settlement reports for cases from every jurisdiction in the United States (beginning in 1995), often containing the names and areas of expertise of forensic experts called to testify for the parties.
  111. Loans
  112. Lender Liability Law Page
  113. Maritime Law
    See also Admiralty Law, above
  114. Compilation of Federal Maritime Laws … [U.S. Maritime Administration]
  115. Mental Health
    See Health Law, above

  116. Military Law
  117. Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue … [Stanford Law School, Robert Crown Law Library (Cal.)] — Materials on the U.S. military’s policy on sexual orientation, from World War I to the present, as well as materials on related legal issues (e.g., the Solomon-Pombo Amendment).
  118. Military Law Pathfinder … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  119. Military Legal Resources … [Library of Congress]
  120. National Security
  121. National Security Law Research Guide … [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law]
  122. Native American Law
  123. Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project … [Univ. of Oklahoma Law Library and National Indian Law Library] — A collection of tribal constitutions and codes as well as charters, historical constitutions, information on Indian land titles, and summaries of Supreme Court decisions involving Native Americans and their legal interests.
  124. Tribal Court Clearinghouse
  125. Patent Law
    See Intellectual Property, above.

  126. Political Law
    See Elections and Politics Law, above.

  127. Population Law
  128. Annual Review of Population Law … [Harvard School of Public Health (Mass.)] — “This web site contains a database of summaries and excerpts of legislation, constitutions, court decisions, and other official government documents from every country in the world relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women’s status and rights, children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS and related topics.”
  129. Privacy
  130. Privacy Law & Policy Home Page … [Prof. Peter Swire, Moritz Coll. of Law, Ohio St. Univ.] — Assorted information on privacy issues including the EC Directive on Data Protection and links to internet privacy sites and some U.S. privacy laws.
  131. Qui Tam Actions
  132. Qui Tam Information Center … A place for whistleblowers and attorneys to gain information and help in pursuing qui tam actions. See also the False Claims Act [31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.].
  133. Securities Law
  134. EDGAR Database (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) … [Securities & Exchange Commission] — Performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others that are required by law to file forms with the SEC. Documents filed electronically after 1993 can be retrieved. An alternative interface is available at FreeEDGAR.
  135. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) … See also the separate Nasdaq site as well as pages for regulation and dispute resolution.
  136. Investor Protection Trust … Provides independent, objective information needed by consumers to make informed investment decisions. It was founded in 1993 as part of a multi-state settlement to resolve charges of misconduct. Its two major functions are (1) serving as an independent source of non-commercial investor education materials and (2) assisting in the prosecution of securities fraud.
  137. SEC Enforcement Division … Information on pending enforcement action, trading suspensions, investor alerts, and insider trading, as well as how to contact the SEC and other agencies about fraud.
  138. SecLaw.Com — An Online Guide to Securities Law … [Mark J. Astarita, Esq. (N.Y.)] — Includes links to a monthly newsletter, discussion forum, and listserv as well as “centers” focused on arbitration, brokers’ information, corporate finance, investors’ information, and law and compliance. Featured are links to “Significant Securities Law Court Decisions” selected by the site’s creator.
  139. Securities Class Action Clearinghouse … [Stanford Law Sch. (Cal.)] — “The Stanford Clearinghouse offers investors, the judiciary, policymakers, and the media a powerful new research tool that provides a deep and careful look into the workings of class action litigation. [¶] By digitizing and linking the full text of complaints, motions, judicial opinions, and other major class action filings into a Website with its own full-text search engine, the Stanford Clearinghouse offers information that is substantially more detailed and timely than can be found on other services which generally limit their databases to judicial decisions.”
  140. Securities Industryand Financial Markets Association … Members are firms (including investment banks, broker-dealers, and mutual fund companies) active in all U.S. and foreign markets and in all phases of corporate and public finance. It was formed through a merger of the Securities Industry Association and the Bond Market Association.
  141. Securities Law… [Michael T. Raymond, Esq. (Mich.)] — A 1993 series of articles designed to acquaint non-lawyers with the basics of securities law.
  142. The Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook… [Univ. of Cincinnati Coll. of Law] — The most important federal securities laws, complete with regulations and forms, including links within the posted material to facilitate legal research and the completion of SEC forms; part of a site maintained by the Center for Corporate Law.
  143. Senior Citizens
    See Elder Law, above.

  144. Taxation
  145. Other sites with collections of links to tax-related sources: Schmidt Enterprises’ Tax and Accounting Sites Directory • Alan G. Kalman’s Tax Resources on the Web • Prof. James Edward Maule’s Tax Master
  146. A.B.A. Section of Taxation
  147. American Taxation Association … This actually is a section of the American Accounting Association.
  148. Federation of Tax Administrators … Represents the interests of state tax administrators before federal policymakers where appropriate and provides various services to state tax authorities and administrators.
  149. The Investment FAQ: Tax Code … [Christopher Lott (N.J.)] — Collection of articles that “describe aspects of the U.S. tax code as it affects investors, such as computing the cost basis of an investment.”
  150. National Tax Association
  151. Tax Analysts, Inc. … Nonprofit organization to encourage development of fiscal systems that are fair, simple and economically efficient. Provides timely, comprehensive information to tax professionals at reasonable cost. Publisher of Tax Notes magazine and full-text documents in electronic format as well as its own current-awareness resource, TaxBase, on the internet, which provides comprehensive daily news and documents at a substantially lower price than the commercial services.
  152. Uncle Fed’s Tax Board … [National Tax Services, Inc. (Va.)] — Self-described as “The Complete Online Resource for Tax Relief,” this site includes, among many resources, articles on surviving the IRS.

 


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