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Legal Sources on the Internet


This is a list of just a few legal websites to get you launched into the wealth of Internet legal resources. While you may want to just google, this page and many of the listed pages may provide a more direct path to authoritative materials. Let me know of sites that we should include here.

Primary Documents

The Constitution of the United States

The Avalon Project at Yale Law (Primary Documents, 17th-20th Century)


Thomas - U.S. Congress on the Internet

The State of Oregon

General Reference and Law Libraries

MLRC list of Links (Media Law Resource Center's list of media law sites)

Find Law (searchable database of all Law sources on Net)


The Legal Information Institute (Cornell):

Telecomunication Virtual Library

Legal News


Courts - Case Law Online

Willamette Law Online

LII Eyes on the Court


U.S. Supreme Court Decisions (1990-1995) (Searchable Index)

Information about Courts

Federal Judicial Center Home Page

Federal Communication Commission (FCC)

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Web Server

Policy Organizations

Benton Foundation Communication Policy Project

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

American Civil Liberties Union

Freedom Forum First Amendment Center

The Student Press Law Center

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Intellectual Property

The Copyright Website

Yahoo - Government:Law:Intellectual Property

Access to Information

Freedom of Information Center(U. of Missouri J-School)

School of Journalism and Communication