GetLegal has joined forces with the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, one of the most respected names in online legal research, to develop the web’s most comprehensive resource for free legal research. The mission of GetLegal’s Legal Research Center is to compile, organize and annotate links to every significant site on the web where researchers can access primary or secondary legal research material at no charge.
The Legal Research Center is organized into three separate areas, featuring U.S. federal materials, U.S. state materials and individual legal practice areas. Stay tuned as GetLegal and Cornell continue to expand the Center’s coverage of these areas and add reference materials, international materials, and information relating to business, science, technology and medicine.
We offer easy access to the often confusing network of federal government websites relating to legislation, the federal courts, and executive and administrative agencies. You’ll find the full text of the U.S. Code and opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, along with federal court rules, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, legislative history materials and much more.
For each state, we’ve compiled quick links to the most current and authoritative versions of the state constitution, statutes, regulations and court rules. You also can locate state court opinions and state rules and decisions relating to legal ethics and professional responsibility.
For each legal practice area, we’ve organized links to the most useful websites for research, along with research guides, online news sources, popular blogs, and links to associations and government agencies relevant to the area. If you don’t find the practice area you’re looking for, keep checking back. We’ll continue to add new practice areas on an ongoing basis.