Legal Resources

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Fall 2014 Semester Hours

August 21 - December 12
Monday – Thursday   7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday   7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday
Sunday   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Winter Break: December 14 - 23
Monday – Friday   8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed December 24 - January 4

January 5 - January 14
Monday - Friday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Spring Semester Hours begin
Thursday, January 15

New Mexico Law

New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library Contains links to state Supreme Court & Court of Appeals opinions, NM Statutes, NM Administrative Code, NM Register, court forms, and a wealth of other legal and state government information.

General Legal Sites & Federal Law Locators

Criminal Justice Profiles Your Online Guide to Criminal Justice Careers, Degrees, Schools and More. Making an informed decision about a career in criminal justice can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly 5 years we’ve been assisting aspiring criminal justice professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career and job information.

FindLaw Includes FindLaw Guide to Internet legal resources, the LawCrawler, a library of case law, The University Law Review Project with full-text search of the law reviews on the Internet, abstract mailing lists, and more.

Gavel2Gavel A well-organized directory offering substantive, fully annotated, links to legal and governmental resources.  Includes a good selection of general reference tools as well.

GPO Access Access to U.S. Government Printing Office online documents.  Includes links to Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, CBDNet, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, and other databases.

Hieros Gamos: The Comprehensive Legal Site Comprehensive multi-lingual legal resource, including a directory of the bar and legal associations, law schools, law firms, legal publishers, consultants and others who provide support to the legal profession, including vendors listed by name, address, telephone, and fax worldwide.  The Search feature accesses a database of 35,000 law-related URL’s.  More than 9,000 automatic searches have been defined so that additional materials on the specific subject can be easily found.

Hot List of Fundamental Legal Sites From Glenn S. Bacal’s indispensable Website for lawyers and their clients, features one of the best single-page lists of legal resources, with a special focus in intellectual property issues (sites in this section are annotated).

Internet Legal Resource Guide A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as more than 850 locally stored web pages and downloadable files, this site was established to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the U.S. Designed for lay persons and legal scholars alike, it is quality controlled. The selection criteria are predicated on two principles: the extent to which the resource is unique, as well as the relative value of the information it provides. Includes links to law school ratings.

Law and Court Related Web Site National Center for State Courts Site.  Includes information on courts, court-related organizations, law schools, law libraries, government and legislation sites, associations, vendors, and law firms.

Law Crawler Legal web and database search engine.

LawGuru.com Provided by the Law Offices of Eslamboly and Barlavi, this site allows searching more than 250 legal search engines and tools, with searchable resources for every state, including cases, court opinions, codes, statutes, bills and more.

Legal Information Institute (LII) Cornell Law School’s collection of recent and historic Supreme Court decisions, hypertext versions of the full U.S. Code, U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, and other legal materials — federal, state, foreign and international.  Includes LII’s email address directory for faculty and staff at U.S. law schools as well as contact information for other people and organizations in the field of law.

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research A comprehensive page of U.S. related searchable legal indexes. Provided by the Georgia State University’s School of Law.

Nolo Legal advice for the end-user.  Use the “Legal Encyclopedia” to get most topics, including small business, employment, wills and estate planning, consumer, debit and credit, legal research, real estate, partners and spouses, personal injury, older Americans and more.

Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

Oyez Oyez Oyez Multimedia database about the U.S. Supreme Court.  Includes briefs of key constitutional cases, recordings (RealAudio) of Oral Arguments in many important cases, as well as several recordings of the announcement of the Court’s opinion, as well as brief biographies of all 108 justices who have served on the Court, recordings of speeches made by justices, and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.

THOMAS Federal Legislative Information on the Web, a service of the Library of Congress.  Includes engine to search text of bills of current federal legislature, as well as the Congressional Record and legislative committee information.

WashLawWEB Well-organized site of comprehensive law links from the Washburn University School of Law.

Law Library Search and browse tools for law topics made available by Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington