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Criminal Law Basics

Criminal Law Overview

Criminal Law: Summaries and Explanations

LII Wex is a free legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. Wex entries contain a definition, subject overview and useful links. All entries are collaboratively created and professionally reviewed.

Get started with these materials aimed at law school students. These books and study materials explain and summarize the basics of Criminal Law

Criminal Law in Depth

Learn more with these leading works on criminal law or search HOLLIS for more resources.


Just for fun...

If you'd rather be reading comic books instead of casebooks, why not combine your interests? 

Nathaniel Burney's lady justice from The Illustrated Guide to Law

The Illustrated Guide to Law


Criminal defense attorney Nathaniel Burney created  The Illustrated Guide to Law to explain legal topics in comic book form. 

The Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law is also available in print for those of us who prefer to read on the beach.

Criminal Law News

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Download recordings of cases commonly read in first and second year courses.


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CALI provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Use the lessons to supplement your studies and to review specific concepts.

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