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BEM 261: Legal Environment of Business: Legal Research Websites

Legal Research Websites

Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute (LII).

The Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute is source for well written, accurate explanations of legal terms and concepts offered to the public.  It will give you plain-language information that is technically correct without over reliance on “legalese”.


Oyez (pronounced OH-yay)—a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law—is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is the most complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full-text Supreme Court opinions (through Justia). Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.

When the Supreme Court opens a hearing, the same formal announcement is always made in these words, called out loud so everyone can hear: “Oyez, Oyez, Oyez.” ...There's a specimen for you!



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