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Paper Topic Development: International & Comparative: Briefs & Motions

Sources to identify articles, dissertations, books, case documents, and treaties when writing an international or comparative law paper.

Briefs and Motions

Westlaw's Briefs

This database provides many briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and numerous state high courts and intermediate appellate courts.  It covers the New York Court of Appeals and the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department.

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 Lexis Advance > All Content Types.  Under: Litigation & Drafting Tools, check: Briefs, Pleadings & Motions

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs (1832-1978)

(Accessible on-campus, in BLS housing, and elsewhere off-campus if one has implemented the proxy instructions.)

Bloomberg Law

Path: BROWSE > Browse All Content: Litigation & Dockets > Search Dockets

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Courts might provide briefs at court websites.

Attorneys of record in a case might provide briefs through e-mail.

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