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U.S. Legal Research for International LL.M. Students: Online Resources

This guide highlights selective resources available at Marquette University Law Library that LL.M. students may find useful when researching United State law.

Online Resources

 

Electronic Resources at Marquette University Law Library

Alphabetical listing of Marquette University Law Library's electronic databases and subscriptions.  Some of these online resources are restricted to use on the university campus or within the Law School.  To access library's electronic resources from home, please see these instructions.

 

How a Bill Becomes Law.

Outlines the steps a Bill takes from its introduction in the House or Senate, through committee action, voting, and Presidential review. Includes glossary.  From Project Vote Smart.

 

How Cases Move through Federal Courts

Step by step explanations for civil, criminal and bankruptcy matters. Also includes the appeals process.  From the Federal Judicial Center.

 

How Our Laws Are Made

Outlines in detail the steps of the U.S. federal legislative process.  From the Library of Congress (THOMAS)

 

U.S. Federal - Guide to Law Online

Annotated guide prepared by the Law library of Congress Public Services Division. Includes section on the United States Constitution as well as the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government. Also included are guides on the U.S. States and Territories and other legal guides of general interest.

MU Law Faculty Blog

Commentary on current issues of law and public policy by faculty members and others associated with Marquette University Law School.  The link below includes all posts under the Sports & Law category.