Welcome to the Basic Legal Research guide!
Use the resources here to help find information about:
Legal Scholarship - research and analysis about laws, court decisions, the legal system, and legal philosophies.
Court Cases - reported judicial decisions, searchable by name, topic, or case number.
Statutes & Regulations - existing laws passed by federal or state legislatures (statues), and rules created by federal or state administrative agencies (regulations).
Legislative Histories - background documents and records of hearings related to the enactment of a bill. These documents may be used to decide the meaning of a law after it has been enacted.
If you need help, call or e-mail a subject specialist librarian--->
---or call the Howard-Tilton Library reference desk @ (504) 865-5606.
For assistance with more advanced legal research, please contact the Law Library in Weinmann Hall.