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Legal Research Tutorial: Federal & State Cases

Nexis Uni

Federal Cases

On Nexis Uni 's search page, click on Cases. Then select Federal Cases and enter your keywords to search.

nexis uni federal cases

State Cases

On Nexis Uni 's search page, click on Cases. Next, select State Cases and enter the state(s) you wish to search for. Then enter your keywords to search.

nexis uni state cases

Google Scholar

You can also search for case law in Google Scholar. First, select Case Law and Select courts...

google scholar case law

On the next page you will be able to select the specific state or federal courts you would like to search within. Click done, and enter your keywords at the top of the page.

select courts

search courts