Note on Legal Resources


Some of you may be familiar with and Westlaw.  At Northeastern, those resources are reserved for the use of Law School affiliates.  Snell Library provides access to Westlaw Campus Research which is the academic library version of Westlaw.


Massachusetts residents/students have access to Westlaw and Lexis through the state Trial Court Library system. There are 15 trial court libraries in the Commonwealth; check the Trial Court Library site for locations and information about resources and user privileges.

Finding Federal Cases

Many sites provide access to federal court cases. For alternatives to the recommendations below, check the Legal Research Guide

Use Westlaw Campus Research for access to materials from a wide range of federal court jurisdictions: District Courts, Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court.

For added value, consider the following options.

Westlaw Campus Research Tutorials

Massachusetts Courts and Cases

Cases from Other States