Welcome to the Law research guide at Fordham University Libraries. Aimed at undergraduate researchers, this guide provides an overview of legal resources and search tips covering the United States, the State of New York, and a small selection of International law materials.
► For more in-depth questions, reach out to one of the librarians listed on this guide to request a research consultation.
► If you are a student enrolled at Fordham University School of Law, please consult the resources at The Maloney Library.
Resources marked with this open lock are open access. This means the items are free for anyone to use regardless of affiliation to Fordham.
Curious about a legal topic but not sure where to start? Use encyclopedias to find background information. Make a list of names of people, cases, places, dates, etc. related to your topic. These words will be your search terms as you look through other sources and databases.
If you think that you may be interested in law school you should spend some time reviewing the information provided by The Law School Admission Council (LSAC). LSAC administers the LSAT and provides a wealth of free information about preparing for and taking the LSAT test, selecting a law school, applying to a law school, types of law school programs, specialties within the field of law, and diversity in law school.
It is recommended that you review the LSAC website content before you purchase an LSAT test prep book, or enroll in a law school preparatory program.
Locate research handbooks on a variety of legal topics by searching the Library Catalog:
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