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These freely available resources have been selected for alumni by librarians at the University of Minnesota.

For additional resources, please see the Libraries' Reference Sources guide on Law.

Legal Information
  • Basic Minnesota Legal Research
    A research guide designed to help you begin your Minnesota legal research, focusing on useful starting points.
  • Law and Government - Minnesota
    Links compiled by the Minnesota State Law Library to law and government web sites for Minnesota.
  • Self-Help Legal Materials
    A quick list of some of the best self-help legal materials available in the University of Minnesota Law Library and on the Web.
State and Regional Agencies
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    The MSBA's mission includes promoting the public good, maintaining high professional standards, and conducting continuing legal education.
U.S. and International Agencies
  • American Bar Association
    The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Directories
  • Everybody's Legal Glossary
    Nolo is the nation's leading provider of do-it-yourself legal solutions. Their goal is to help people handle their own everyday legal matters -- or learn enough about them to make working with a lawyer a more satisfying experience. This legal glossary contains plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.
  • Legal Encyclopedia
    Use Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia to get to know basic facts about the law by reading up on such topics as apartment leases, student loans, personal injury, marriage, and more here, without all the legalese. Find information by browsing or by searching by keyword. Also includes a legal dictionary, and information on conducting legal research.
  • West Legal Directory
    The West Legal Directory on FindLaw's "Find a Lawyer" page allows users to search for attorneys and law firms in the U.S. and abroad, by name, geographic location and area/type of practice. Also includes a directory of law students and a court address directory, (not detailed).

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