In addition to statutes, regulations, and constitutional provisions, decisions by federal, state, and other courts play a prominent role in law school courses. Understanding these cases is essential to law school performance and the development of a legal mind. To help law students, Justia has compiled 32 case law outlines on areas ranging from the 1L core and other bar exam subjects to niche topics that may interest students targeting a certain focus or specialty.
These outlines contain over 2,600 case entries, covering hundreds of U.S. Supreme Court cases as well as cases from U.S. Circuit Courts, U.S. District Courts, appellate courts in nearly every state, and various foreign and international courts. A table of contents in each outline allows students to navigate efficiently to the sub-topic of their choice. There, they will find a list of cases relevant to that sub-topic with links to the full text of nearly every case, provided free by Justia.
These outlines are not intended to serve as legal authority and should not substitute for the course-specific outlines that each student should create. They are meant to provide a helpful resource among the range of materials that a student consults when reviewing a subject. The outlines do not contain every case that could potentially be mentioned in a course on the topic.
Various law schools also provide their own databases of course outlines. Feel free to explore these resources as well. Similar to the Justia outlines, they are not meant to serve as legal authority or as substitutes for the outlines that each student creates.