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Pre-Law/Social Sciences: Additional Resources

A guide to resources at Fontbonne University's Taylor Library for Pre-Law and Social Sciences..

Pew Research Center: Fact Tank

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Legal Websites

SCOTUSBLOG – SCOTUSblog is devoted to comprehensively covering the U.S. Supreme Court without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards.  The blog is provided as a public service and is sponsored by Bloomberg Law.

 – A free, factual current awareness blog. Deep links to a range of documents from government, academic, NGO, corporate and legal sectors. Updated daily.

Justia – Comprehensive, searchable and browseable directory of primary and secondary legal resources. Quest – Provides results from across the network of sites and the legal web, including hundreds of hand-picked law firm websites and legal blogs.

Legal Talk Network – Provides podcasts that highlight important issues in the legal profession with high-profile guests in a talk show format. The podcasts are produced by professionals and are available on-demand on the Legal Talk Network website, in iTunes, by free subscription to RSS and from legal portals, blogs and social networking sites.

Nolo – Thousands of free articles on everyday legal topics. Articles are accurate, up to date, and written in plain English.


Statutes & Bills

Federal Statutes  
Public Laws  Access public laws online from 1987/1988 to current.
United States Code   Federal statutes arranged by subject.

State Statutes and Bills
Illinois Compiled Statutes
Illinois Bills 
Missouri Statutes and Session Laws – Click on the MO Statutes orSession Laws links on the left side of the page.
Missouri Bills    

Court Opinions

Supreme Court Opinions
Federal Reporter, 3rd Series  – 1st, 2nd and 3rd Series available. Opinions of the Federal Court of Appeals . From
Illinois Court Opinions   Click on Opinions under Supreme Court or Appellate Court on the left side of the page.
Missouri Court Opinions 


Federal Regulations
Federal Register    Federal regulations published chronologically.
Code of Federal Regulations   Federal regulations published by subject.

State Regulations
Illinois Administrative Code
Missouri Code of State Regulations    

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