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Oregon Legal Research Guide

Google Scholar for Oregon Cases

Google ScholarGoogle Scholar provides access to Oregon cases from 1950, updated within a month.  

To access Oregon or other state and federal jurisdictions, go to Google Scholar (scholar.google.com) and select "case law," followed by "select courts."   

Google Scholar embeds clickable citation links within the case law and the "How Cited" tab allows one to research prior case law and the subsequent citations to the court decision.  

Trial Court Dockets

Thomson Reuter's Monitor Suite provides access to trial court docket information and allows you to search dockets by company and attorney name. Access is available at the Library Desk; ask a reference librarian for assistance. 

Oregon State Courts Cases & Briefs

Oregon State Courts Helpful Information

Subscription Databases for Oregon Cases

The L&C Law School community has a number of subscription database options for accessing Oregon case law.   

Both Fastcase and LLMC Digital are provided for free to the L&C Law School community without a password. Just click on the links below for both on and off-campus access.

Individual passwords are required for WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. Passwords are distributed to new students at the beginning of the school year. Questions? Ask a reference librarian

Case Law Print Resources

Boley Law Library maintains a complete historical as well as current collection of Oregon case law, as well as West's Oregon Digest, West's Pacific Digest and West's Pacific Reporter. 

The reporters and digests are located in the library in the state materials section.

10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219 | 503-768-6676 | lawlib@lclark.edu