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POL 215: Courts, Law & Politics: Legal Analysis


Capitol Hill (Congress building), Washington DC

US Capitol, photo by listentoreason, flickr. Used under Creative Commons license.

Law Reports & Law Review Articles

 Tip: Try limiting your search to law reviews from the state of your case.

Law Review Articles

Legal Magazines

Find a Case to Research

One good place to start is the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Appeals Court - browse the opinions which give details of the case, names of plaintiffs and defendants, and the lawyers representing each side.

Finding Cases in Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni

  • select Cases, then Federal or State.
  • if a State case, enter the relevant state or jurisdiction. 
  • if you have more specific information about the case, such as a party name, citation, or key phrase, go to the Cases Advanced Search and enter these terms.