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Electronic Case Law Sources


  • Nexis Uni  

  • Westlaw
    Your search will be the most precise if you search for a particular case by citation - e.g. 411 Md. 629. If you have the party names, you will also get to your results quicker, but may see more than one result (original case, appeals, remanded decisions).


Other Historical Case Law Sources

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832 - 1978
Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this resource provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system.

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600 - 1926
Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections.

Original Court Documents

We are not able to provide access to scans of original court documents or case transcripts through WestlawNext.  That utility is only available in the full, commercial version of the Westlaw product which is not available to academic libraries. 

If you need a transcript or wish to view the original documentation, you will need to contact the court in question (look for Clerk of Court contact information).