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Law Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Often requested legal resources including Virginia resources.

Call number areas to browse:   K (Law), KF (Law-United States), KFV (Law-Virginia)

Subjects to search:  Law.  Search Also Under: names of legal systems, e.g. Canon law, Common law, Roman law; special branches of law, e.g. Constitutional law, Criminal law, Maritime law; specific legal topics, e.g. Contracts, Mortgages; subdivision Law and legislation under topics, e.g. Telecommunication--Law and legislation; also subdivision Legal status, laws, etc. under headings for groups of people,  e.g. Teachers--Legal status, laws, etc.  For the Supreme Court of the United States search under United States Supreme Court

Books in our catalog:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
American Heritage History of the Law (REF KF352.S34) 
Black's Law Dictionary (REF KF156.B53)  
Code of Virginia (REF KFV2430.A3 1950) (online version)
Virginia Legal Deskbook: The Common Sense Approach (REF KFV2477.V474) 

Library Resources (r): 

Legal Collection contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.
LexisNexis Academic provides full text state, federal, and international legal resources including case studies, Shepard's citation service, tax law, etc.
ProQuest Congressional by and about the U.S. Congress covering legislative and public policy resources.
Oxford University Press

Virginia Resources:

City Codes for Hampton Roads and more than 1,600 other local governments.

Constitution of Virginia

Virginia Judicial System including the Supreme Court.

Virginia General Assembly Included is general information about the legislative process and its participants as well as legislative information including the Code of Virginia and bills and resolutions. You can contact your legislator.

Virginia Office of the Attorney General Chief legal advisor to the Governor, General Assembly, and state agencies.

Virginia State Bar for lawyer referral, professional conduct, etc.

Internet Resources: 

Constitution of the United States

Constitution Finder offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.

Core Documents of U.S. Democracy

curiae.law.yale.edu provides Supreme Court records and briefs and other relevant materials free of charge on the Internet. Cases are selected for addition to the site based on a ranking developed from citation data in historical and constitutional texts.

FindLaw Megasite for legal resources including law schools, federal law, state law, law by subject. Searchable:LawCrawler

Law Research guide from Harvard Law Library includes general, Anglo-American, international, foreign and comparative law.  

Forms from All Law. 

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation based on the "Blue Book" (online 2011 edition)

Law About ... subject search from Cornell Law School. 

Legal Information Institute from Cornell Law School. 

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions searchable database of cases since 1893. 

Thomas Legislative Information Federal legislation. 

Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research attempts to overcome the shortcomings of general web searching by providing a selection of annotated links to the most reliable, substantive sites for U.S. Supreme Court research.

Yahoo -Government-Law including cases.

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