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Mastery of legal research database fundamentals is essential to your success as a law student. Navigating court opinion and statutory research assignments will undoubtedly be part of your everyday workflow. Rely on Bloomberg Law to take primary law analysis to a higher level with legal research tools and search engines that will help you work smarter and faster. Leverage the entire Bloomberg legal database for free with your academic account.

Track the court dockets you need in one place

Get unlimited access to search and track the court dockets you need with our Bloomberg Law Dockets tool. Quickly find and access briefs, complaints, motions, and exemplar filings (20 types) in a universe of millions of court dockets with our proprietary search functionality. Our comprehensive coverage encompasses all federal district and circuit courts, including bankruptcy courts, and dockets for more than 1,100 state courts.

Identify and rank court opinions that reference code

Use Smart Code’s machine learning when researching state and federal codes, rules, and regulations to identify sections of citing court opinions, or extracts, that make reference to a particular code. Then leverage Smart Code’s capability to rank each extract’s discussion of the code as strong, moderate, or weak based on an algorithm examining indicators of a substantive legal discussion.

Get step-by-step guidance for legal research

Our Practical Guidance combines expert analysis with a how-to procedural approach for legal research so you can understand your assignments in context and know what to do next. Bloomberg Law also offers content to help you transition successfully to the role of practicing attorney.

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