Google Scholar case laws collection is an open-access solution for those who wish to explore legal information in the United States. The collection offers an extensive coverage of published court opinions from the following sources:
In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases (usually older or international) which are not yet online or publicly available.
To start searching for case laws, select the "Case law" filter. State and Federal Courts are by default selected. You may want to narrow down your search by selecting courts. In this case, click "Select courts" and choose the ones you want.
You can start your search by using natural language terms, however you should keep in mind that sometimes you may need technical language to retrieve relevant case laws. In such cases, you may consult the Glossary of Legal Terms provided by the United States Courts. When searching for party names, it is important to separate the name with a "v." such as, Wudrick v. Clements. Avoid using vs. or versus.
Each case law opinion that appears on the results list has some features that could lead you to find more relevant sources. These features are: