A Guide to Law

guide to law

A guide to law is a collection of resources designed to provide information on a particular area of the law. This may be a specific topic such as consumer or employment law, or a more general one such as criminal law. The goal is to provide useful, easy-to-use information on a particular area of the law.

The Guide to Law Online includes links to useful and reliable sites for legal information from international, multinational, federal, state, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions. It focuses on sites that offer the full texts of laws, regulations and court decisions along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers.

It also includes links to sources of secondary law and legal treatises, constitutional documents, case law and other sources of law-related information. It provides a wealth of information to help researchers find the right source for their needs and is particularly useful for new users to the Internet.

Identifying Citations and Finding Legal Materials

The ALWD (Association of Legal Writing Directors) Guide to Legal Citation explains legal citation formats for all types of legal documents in a clear, pedagogically sound manner. It is designed to help students, professors, practitioners and judges understand and use the legal system of citation.

Getting Started in Lawschool

This guide is written as a guide for first-generation students attending law school. It teaches vocabulary, gives guidance about preparing for the unique challenges of law school and offers an overview of resources available at law schools and in the community.

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