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Westlaw Next: Find a Specific Case or Statute

FIND A LEGAL CASE OR STATUTE BY CITATION

Start by selecting the Cases Tab.

Enter the search terms in the search box.

For Federal Cases do not change the drop down box. For State Cases click on the down arrow and Select All states or the State you want to search.

 

To limit by Date click on Advanced. Enter your search terms and use the date limitation options. 

For legal cases, use the short case citation, e.g.,

          367 U.S. 643

          rather than

          Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961)

Westlaw is generally forgiving about punctuation and citation format, but if your search finds no results, be sure to double-check your citation for those things.

You can also use also use search box to find statutes, regulations, and other documents by citation, e.g. ,

  • V.T.C.A., Alcoholic Beverage Code 101.03
  • 18 U.S.C.A. 981
  • U.S.C.A. Const. Amend. IV

FIND A LEGAL CASE BY PARTY NAMES

In the Search box: Enter the party names in the boxes provided, e.g.,

  • Reno v. Flores.

Searching by party names can be imprecise, so you may need to browse through several pages of results.

Keep in mind that a case may be decided by various courts of appeal.  When you search by party names, your search will find all of those appellate decisions.

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