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Law: United States

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

United States print materials

Our US print collection is located on the second floor of the library starting in bookstack 18 and all have a classmark starting with S.

We hold many texts including American Law: and introduction by Friedman, American Law and Legal Systems by Calvi, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States by Burnham and many journals including the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and the Stanford Law Review.

Legal Source

The Blue Book

Contact the Squire Enquiry Desk for access.

Comparative law

We also have an extensive comparative law print collection held on the third floor which will also be useful when researching other jurisdictions. The books and journals start in bay 26 and the classmarks start with the letter H.

Recommended resources

Caselaw Access Hub

The Harvard Law School (in conjunction with Ravel Law) digitised over 40 million pages of US court decisions. The represents a dataset of over 6.7 million cases - the oldest case is from 1658. More information about the project can be found on the Library Innovation Lab webpage.

To search the dataset go to


US material

A view of stacks of American Reporter volumes, which are light brown, red and black, with gold lettering, on shelves in the Squire Law Library stretching into the distance.

FAQ - US Code

Office of the Law Revision Counsel

Lexis (subscription only)

HeinOnline (subscription only)

FAQ - American Restatements and Principles of the Law

Hein (subscription only)

The Restatements and Principles are held within the American Law Institute Library.

Lexis (subscription only)

Held in the Secondary Materials section of Lexis. This link (subscription only) should take you to the 'R' section of the US Secondary Materials. Browse the list on the left to enter each file.

Westlaw (subscription only)

Held in the International section of Westlaw, under secondary sources.


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