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Legal Information Resources (STA): Cases: Introduction

This subject guide profiles legal information resources that are available via The Alma Jordan Library (AJL), Campus Libraries, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus (STA).

Cases: Introduction

The Alma Jordan Library's (AJL) collection includes cases/decisions/judgments/rulings from courts/commissions/tribunals etc. in print and electronic format.

There are also websites that facilitate access to such content.

Cases: Introduction – Abbreviations

 Index to legal citations and abbreviations / Donald Raistrick ; foreword by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court
Prince's dictionary of legal citations / a reference guide for attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, and law students.

Cases: Introduction – Definitions

Cases: Introduction – Finding Tools

Legal encyclopaedias such as Halsbury's Laws (various jurisdictions) may help you to locate cases by subject/topic/issue.

Case citators and indexes are useful tools for locating a specific case or materials referring to that case. Such tools may provide alternative/parallel citations, links to full-text sources, as well as digests/summaries, information regarding the history and treatment of the case, cited cases, citing cases, cited legislation, citing books and journals (the details provided vary by citator and index).


Cases: Introduction – Useful Resources



Cases: Reading – Selected Titles (AJL)

How to study law / Anthony Bradney, Fiona Cownie, Judith Masson, Alan C. Neal and David Newell.

See "Chapter 5: Reading Cases and Statutes."

The insider's guide to legal skills / Emily Allbon & Sanmeet Kaur Dua.

See "Section 3.7.8: Top Tips on How to Read a Case."

Learning legal rules : a students' guide to legal method and reasoning / James Holland, Julian Webb ; foreword to the first edition by the Rt Hon Lord Templeman MBE

See "Section 3.2: Reading Cases."

Legal systems & skills / Scott Slorach, Judith Embley, Peter Goodchild, Catherine Shephard.

See "Section 7.5.3: How to Read and Understand Case Law."

Letters to a law student / Nicholas J. McBride ; Jason N.E. Varuhas.

See "Letter 15: Reading Cases."

To find more titles, do browse/search the following resources: