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LPSC 3307 - Understanding the Modern Supreme Court

Note on Legal Resources


Some of you may be familiar with and Westlaw.  At Northeastern, these 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.


NOTE: Despite the limitations noted above, all NU affiliates may visit and borrow materials from the NU Law Library. Several Law Library databases are accessible to all, including HeinOnline and Law 360.


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.

Using Westlaw Campus Research

This box provides several tools to help you navigate Westlaw Campus Research.

  • PowerPoint slides - Find Cases and Law Review Articles in Westlaw Campus Research.
  • Video - Find Cases and Law Review Articles in Westlaw Campus Research.
  • Introduction to Legal Research on Westlaw - An in-depth guide to using Westlaw Campus Research.

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.

Massachusetts Courts and Cases

Cases from Other States