Scope, Sources and Accuracy

Scope, Sources and Accuracy

These materials primarily include case law, doctrine, academic writings, laws, rules, and regulations, including judicial decisions; some state laws; arbitration and mediation; general research and reference sources; professional associations; and legal-related how-to locations. They do also include information about law schools, journals or other sources of articles, law book publishers or other similar commercial sources, or information about adoption, divorce, entertainment law, and other related topics.

This site is oriented toward content rather than a lot of graphics.

Users should check the source of the information in the URL address at the top of their screen. Law schools such as Cornell most likely contain accurate and, to some degree and with many exceptions, up-to-date information. For the others, use your discretion. The word or phrase in “Notes” at the end of many entries contain the source of the information.

Most sources from Federal agencies (ending in domain .gov/ or .mil/) should be accurate and up-to-date; however, if the agency has put up a WWW page, the staff might not still be maintaining the information in their gopher.

The Encyclopedia of Law is continually under development and expansion. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees.

In some cases, this site merely links to other home pages that actually maintain the information and design the search approaches. If you have trouble with finding the information you need, see if there is a telephone number or e-mail address on that home page for your assistance.