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Standout Summer Research Resources

A Guide to Prepare for Summer Associateships and Beyond


This page provides a variety of recommendations for resources related to litigation.  If you are working in this area, you may also wish to review the Pritzker Legal Research Center's more extensive Litigation Practice Materials guide. Descriptions of the content for each title are taken directly from the source notes on the respective research platforms.

Treatises and Practice Guides

State-Specific Resources

Litigation Intelligence Center, Practical Guidance, and Practical Law

Docket Research

Bloomberg Law is the preferred resource for locating dockets and filings for federal cases because it pulls directly from PACER (the Public Access to Court Electronic Records service used by federal courts). 

Westlaw and Lexis (CourtLink) are each useful for reviewing case dockets, but underlying court filings from the cases are often not available on these platforms.

To locate state court dockets, all of the above-mentioned resources are useful. However, they often do not provide access to the underlying filings. If you are unable to locate the information you need, you might try visiting the court's website or contacting the clerk's office.

Litigation Analytics

Brief Analysis Tools

Because each of these tools requires that you upload your work product to a remote server, we recommend checking with your supervisor before using them.