Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence. Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana. We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar. Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.
Date Recorded: 2/6/20
Format: Archived YouTube Video
Presenter: Kimberly Mattioli, Jerome Hall Library, Indiana University