|Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index||Oyez, Oyez, Oyez|
|Findlaw||The People's Court|
|Independent Judiciary||Picturing Justice|
|The Internet Law Library||Washington
Supreme Court Page
|Jurist Legal Education Network||Kids.gov|
|The Legal Information Institute|
Street Law Supersites are the best multipurpose law-related education sites to be found on the World Wide Web. These sites have general applicability to the Street Law text. If you have a favorite multipurpose LRE site that's not on our list, please use the Feedback button to tell us about it. We will continue to update the Supersites list.
Web site has up-to-the-minute information about important trials
in the U.S.and around the world. It also has video archives of famous
trials and a complete guide to Court TV's broadcasts. Teachers may be
interested in the Choices and ConsequencesÆ curriculum materials
at this site. Student-centered lesson plans (with assessment activities)
complement televised segments that can be taped for classroom use.
Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index connects you to the
largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the Web. The entirely
kid-safe cartoons may be reproduced for classroom use without permission
and are regularly updated. Select the Teacher Guide for lesson plans and
activities for elementary, middle school, and high school students; familiarize
yourself with the site by clicking on "Teacher's Guide" on the left hand menu bar.
is a comprehensive guide to legal information. The site contains general
legal information gared towards legal professionals, law students, businesses,
and the general public. There is a link to the Supreme Court Center where
one can look up the current Supreme Court docket, cases as well as past
cases decided by the Court. There are links to law-related news articles,
a legal career center, and a legal dictionary.
Judiciary is a creation of the Alliance for Justice Judicial
Selection Project. The site offers in-depth information about judicial
nominees for positions in all levels of the federal courts, including
the Supreme Court. The goal of the project is to organize information
on judicial nominees so the public is aware of who may be handing down
influential decisions. The site also encourages the public to participate
in the selection of judicial officers.
Internet Law Library originally compiled by the staff at
the U.S House of Representatives, provides easy access to thousands of
law resources and documents.
Legal Education Network is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh
and is excellent for anyone who is learning, teaching or researching the
law. Through this link, you can find out about specific cases, legal news,
articles and book reviews, and federal or state statutes and laws. This
site also teaches about legal concepts and terms..
Legal Information Institute is Cornell Law School's award-winning
site, probably best known for its materials on U.S. Supreme Court decisions,
particularly from the 1990s. A special feature provides each month's orders
so that you can find out about grants and denials of certiorari. There
are 610 historical opinions organized by topic, party name, and opinion
author. Legal Information Institute also has a summary of current key
cases from the U.S. courts of appeals and state supreme courts; a legal
ethics library (useful with Chapter 6 of Street Law); a section
with decisions of the International Court of Justice; and legal materials
from countries on every continent. There are extensive materials on the
provides links to legal and governmental information by state. It is particularly
useful in answering questions from the Where You Live boxes in the Street
Law text. Sections of StateSearch allow you to get information about state
legislatures, state constitutions, and state court systems.
Self-Help Law Center gives you a run-down on the legal topics that individuals
are most likely to want to know about, such as consumer law, landlord/tenant
law, and family law. This site is practical, easy to use, and is designed
for persons without legal training. If you are playing in a band, dealing
with a noisy neighbor, starting a small business, or making a will, you
will benefit from the practical tips Nolo offers. Much of the Nolo information
is also available in books sold through Nolo's Law Store online.
Oyez, Oyez is a project of Northwestern University Law school.
It includes a fascinating article on the history of the word oyez,
many oral arguments of U.S. Supreme Court cases, a virtual tour of the
Court, and interesting information about the justices.
People's Court is linked closely to the television program of
the same name. This site allows you to preview cases that will be heard
on the next television show. Through its You Be the Judge feature, you
can vote for either the plaintiff or the defendant. Your vote, and perhaps
your comments on the case, will be used on the broadcast. Highlights of
the site include a court quiz and a court chat room. Legal links are provided
to some unusual sites including one on medieval law and one on early American
Justice is an online journal of law and popular culture. The Web
site features articles on current law-related movies and television programs.
Reviews of past shows are in an archive at the site. You can add your
comments to those of the reviewers or sign up to receive notices when
new articles are added.
Post Supreme Court Page
Kids.gov is a directory of links to federal government Web
pages for young people. Of most use to Street Law students is the page
at the Department of Justice. Articles here are divided by school subjects
such as current events, science (DNA testing, fingerprinting), government
(civil rights), and history (famous cases, history of the FBI). Select
the FBI's Kids and Youth Educational Page for information on crime detection,
crime prevention, and Internet safety tips.
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