Legal Resources Online
To explore the Texas State Law Library's collections — including resources that we make available on the Web such as a listing of recommended legal treatises, a listing of continuing legal education materials, a database of the restrictions on convicted felons in Texas, and digital copies of historical Texas statutes — please see this description of our collections.
The links below are to websites that may help you with your legal research. If you are having trouble locating something, feel free to contact us for assistance.
The websites we link to below are not a part of the Texas State Law Library or any other state agency. We have no control over the content found on these sites nor do we endorse any of the information they contain. Our linking policy is available here.
Texas Legal Resources
Consumer Protection Information from the Texas Attorney General
Includes information on topics such as 3-day right to cancel, car repairs, debt collection, identity theft, and more.
DivorceNet — Texas Divorce
Information specific to divorces in Texas.
Internet Law Library — Texas
Free public access to certain Texas legal documents and resources.
Lawsource.com's Texas Resources
Provides links to sources of the law, sources of administrative law, court decisions, rules of procedure, and other commentaries.
The People's Lawyer — Richard Alderman
Richard M. Alderman, author of Know Your Rights!, provides information on various legal topics as well as answers to common legal questions. Topics include Family/Divorce, Automobiles, Credit/Debt Collection, and more.
Texas A&M Real Estate Center
Publications and data provide answers to frequently asked landlord/tenant, neighbor law, and general real estate questions from the nation's largest publicly funded organization devoted to real estate research.
WomensLaw.org — Texas
State-by-state legal information and resources for victims of domestic violence. Includes information on preparing for court.
Federal Legal Resources
Legislative information from the Library of Congress. Includes current legislation, current activity for both houses, and Federal law information.
Cornell's Legal Information Institute
Includes the full U.S. Code, all Supreme Court decisions since 1992 (along with 600 earlier decisions selected for historical importance), New York Court of Appeals opinions, as well as secondary sources that provide explanatory information and further research resources.
Government Printing Office
The Government Printing Office provides electronic access to many official U.S. publications such as the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.
Immigration Law: A Primer [PDF]
An introduction to immigration law from Michael A. Scaperlanda, Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
RECAP: Better access to public court records
Aimed at improving government transparency, RECAP is a Firefox add-on that allows users to donate to and search a public repository of government documents.
General Purpose Legal Resources
Free legal information on a wide variety of topics.
Guide to Law Online
Prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, this is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
A comprehensive site with a broad scope; it includes information on international law, a lawyer directory, and a law blog directory.
Law and technology resources for legal professionals.
The Oyez Project
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.
Public Library of Law
Compilation of free legal materials from across the Web.
Provides users with links to law-related materials on the Internet. All links are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library.
Zimmerman's Research Guide
An online encyclopedia for legal researchers compiled by Andrew Zimmerman and made available by Lexis-Nexis.