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PLSC 3190: Law, Politics & Society

This guide supports PLSC 3190 (Professor Angelique Davis) for Fall 2016

Relevant Primary Sources - United Nations Treaty Collection

United Nations treaties databases include three main databases.

Relevant Primary Sources - More Sources for Treaties

Major sources of international law include treaties and decisions of international tribunals, documents from international and regional organizations, and material on selected topics. A treaty (sometimes called a convention, covenant, protocol, charter, pact, etc.) is an agreement between two or more nations or international organizations.  It may be bilateral (between two countries), or multilateral (between three or more countries). The treaty text may provide for the manner by which it takes effect. Often, the agreement will enter into force when it has been signed and ratified by a certain number of parties.

Relevant Primary Sources - More Sources on Human Rights

Relevant Primary Sources - International Courts and Tribunals

Major sources of international law include treaties and decisions of international tribunals, documents from international and regional organizations, and material on selected topics.

Relevant Primary Sources - International Organizations

Major sources of international law include treaties and decisions of international tribunals, documents from international and regional organizations, and material on selected topics.

Lexis Nexis

Lexis Nexis Legal research sources include:

  • Law review articles from over 500 publications
  • Legal news from more than 300 legal newspapers, magazines, and newsletters
  • U.S. Supreme Court decisions from January 1790 to present, searchable by majority opinion, minority opinion, concurring opinion, counsel, or headnotes
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions
  • U.S. District Court decisions from 1789 to present
  • Decisions from Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Court of International Trade; Tax Courts; Courts of Customs and Patent Appeals, and Veterans, Commerce, and Military Courts
  • State court decisions at all court levels for all 50 states and territories
  • All Federal laws from 1988 to the present
  • Federal regulations: Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and Federal Acquisition Regulations and Supplements
  • Codes for all 50 states and territories, plus constitutions, court rules, and Attorneys General opinions

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