Introductions to the U.S. Legal System

Law school librarians receive requests for recommended readings for students who are beginning law school. Often these requests come from students who are coming to the U.S. from another country and seeking an overview or explanation about U.S. law and legal system. Some of the resources that we can recommend include:

You may find the law library’s research guides helpful to gain an understanding of the federal and state governments, as well as for guidance on legal research. And you can contact a reference librarian if you have questions about where to find the information you are seeking.