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Federal Rules of

bulletAppellate Procedure
bulletBankruptcy Procedure
bulletCivil Procedure
bulletCriminal Procedure


Massachusetts Rules

bulletUS Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts


Federal Codes


Copyright Act 17 USC c. 1 101 ff.


Digital Millennium Copyright Act

bulletFederal Bankruptcy Code (US Code, Title 11)
bulletInternal Revenue Code (US Code, Title 26)

Patent Act. 35 USC c. 1


Trademarks 15 USC c. 22 1051 ff.


Unfair Competition Act (Lanham Act) 15 USC c. 15 1125 ff.

bulletUniform Commercial Code
bulletUnited States Code

bulletICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
bulletU.S. Immigration and Nationality Act




bulletLegal terms

bulletLegal Dictionary

The Legal Dictionary provides free access to a large database of 6700+ common (and not so common) legal terms and definitions.



bulletAmerican Association of Law Libraries Online Information Service.

bulletAmerican Bar Association.
The ABA has created and maintains this Web site as a service to members
and the Internet community.

bulletCivil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse.  
The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases across the United States.


Chilling Effects Clearinghouse.
A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics. Treats online rights 
triggered, for example, when receiving a letter asking you to remove information 
from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity. Also looks at liability for 
information that someone else posted to your online forum.

bulletCornell Law School.
This web site holds the Internet publications of the Legal Information Institute, 
a part of the Cornell Law School. The server offers the LII's collection of recent and
historic Supreme Court decisions, its hypertext versions of the full U.S. Code, U.S.
Constitution, Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, recent opinions of the 
New York Court of Appeals and commentary on them from the LII bulletin and other 
important legal materials -- federal, state, foreign and international. It holds the LII's 
e-mail address directory of faculty and staff at U.S. law schools as well as contact 
information on other people and organizations in the field of law. It is host to the 
Cornell Law Review, and offers information about Cornell Law School and the Cornell 
Law Library.

bulletFederal Depository Library Program.
The FDLP was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has 
access to its government's information. The Government Printing Office provides
government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout 
the country. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to 
government information in all formats in an impartial environment with professional 

bulletFindlaw Internet Legal Resources.
Laws, law reviews, law crawler.
This site has a library of 200+ free legal forms and business letters covering
many different topics, everything from simple power of attorney forms to bills 
of sale. These are NOT links to forms elsewhere, but are the actual forms.
Also presented are two additional legal forms sites based on the
search engine data. Please also see:

        See also for business, corporation, federal and like forms
         tailored by state; charge is $10 for electronic version, $14 for paper.

bulletInternet Legal Research Guide.
A categorized index of select web sites, as well as thousands legal forms 
and documents, this site was established to serve as a resource of the information 
available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, 
with an emphasis on the United States of America

User can perform a search using more than 435 legal search engines and tools 
and also use a Multiple Resource Research Tool which allows searching different 
legal resources from one interface and search box either individually or 
simultaneously and also offers a unique "parallel searching" capability.
Law.Net is designed to be a one-stop legal information resource for the Internet.

A feature of the Internet Legal Resource Guide, LawRunner provides for 
the use of pre-defined intelligent agents in conjunction with the world's leading 
Web index, AltaVista™, as well as select legal databases. Use LawRunner to 
limit searches to a particular jurisdiction, or to web sites with a particular domain 
suffix. (See "Sites" pull-down box below.)

bulletLawyers Cooperative Publishing.
This is a part of West Group, the leading publisher of legal and educational 
materials, and a major provider of news, business, and financial information.

Communications Center.

Telnet to the LEXIS-NEXIS Information Service.

bulletLinks to Law-Related Sources.
These links are some of the Northeastern University's Law Library's favorite 
Internet legal resources. Most of these sites are free, but some require 
registration and some payment.


The Lumen database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests
for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their
rights and understand the law.

This database contains syllabi of the opinions of the Supreme Court from 
1990 to the present. Syllabi are summaries of each case prepared by the 
Court's reporter of decisions. Cornell search engine

bulletTrademarks, All About.
This site, dedicated to trademarks, and trademark law, is maintained 
by Gregory H. Guillot.

bulletUnited States Constitution.
Complete text.

bulletUnited States Code.
This version is generated from the most recent version made available by the 
US House of Representatives. 

bulletU S Supreme Court.
Docket, calendar and schedules, bar admissions, case handling guide, 
opinions, orders; with site search engine.

Internet access.

bulletThe World Intellectual Property Organization.
(WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and
protection of works of the human spirit. These works intellectual property
are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world
of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the
quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.

With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialized
agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 23
international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property
protection. The Organization counts 178 nations as member states.

bulletZ39.50 Gateway.
Library of Congress Page for gateway access to LC's catalog and those at 
many other institutions.


Law Journals

bulletLaw Journals on the Web.
A complete listing from the University of Southern California.

bulletLaw journals
A full-text search index, from Washburn University School of Law.

bulletFindLaw: Academic Law Journals and Law Reviews.
From the E-Journals Coalition, a group of electronic legal publications working 
together to advance common goals among which is a shared desire to promote 
the use of the internet for information and research by standardizing formats and 
ease of use.


Law School Libraries

bulletChicago Kent College of Law.

bulletEmory University School of Law.
Hugh F. McMillan Law Library.

bulletHouston, University of.
Law Center and Law Libraries.

bulletIndiana University School of Law.

bulletSocial Law Library.

bulletUniversity of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth.


Course Notes/Outlines/Syllabi

bulletFor various courses


Projects and Papers

bulletSample Profile and Will Containing Testamentary Trust and Codicil
bulletCommunications Decency Act: Legislative History
bulletInterviewing, Counseling, Negotiating: review of three articles
bulletBlank Answer Sheet for Multiple Choice Practice Exams



bulletThe Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
This citation primer is based on the Seventeenth Edition of the "Bluebook." This 
document links, point by point, to the 2000-2001 edition of this material held on 
the LII's Folio Webserver. 



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