The Court TV Web site has up-to-the-minute information about
important trials in the United States and around the world.
It also contains video archives of famous trials and a complete
guide to Court TV's broadcasts. Teachers may be interested
in the Choices and Consequences 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
This link 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
FindLaw is a comprehensive guide to legal information for
legal professionals, businesses, and the general public. The
section called “Public and Consumer Resources”
is easy to find on the home page and has extensive materials
on virtually every topic in the Street Law text.
Embedded in the site is the Supreme
Court Center. This portion of the site has extensive
information on cases from the current term of the Court as
well as the past several terms. The “docket” presents
the cases by oral argument date and includes links to lower
court decisions, oral argument transcripts, and many of the
briefs—including amicus briefs. The site also
has a searchable database of U.S. Supreme Court decisions
Internet Law Library
Originally developed by the House of Representatives to provide
free public access to the basic documents of U.S. law, this
site contains links to federal law, state laws, treaties,
and international law as well as to a legal dictionary.
Legal Education Network
The University of Pittsburgh law school has developed the
best site for keeping abreast of legal news. The articles
offered at the site are updated several times each day. A
unique feature includes legal news from around the world.
Use this site to access materials from NPR’s Justice
Talking radio shows which present current law-related issues
in a pro/con format. Past shows are archived at the site.
You can also access related print materials at the New York
Times Learning Network from this site.
This site, developed by Arizona’s law-related education
program, has a wealth of resources for teachers and students
including cartoons, games, and online tours. The entire site
is also available in Spanish.
Legal Information Institute
Cornell Law School’s award-winning Web site spotlights
cases argued in the Supreme Court of the United States in
the current month, the current orders list from the Court,
a summary of the term’s decisions, a link to the Court’s
rules and to the Court’s Web site, as well as links
to other sites with information about the Court. The 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 Amistad case.
Nolo’s 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 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.
Northwestern Law School’s Web site is best known for
featuring oral arguments of U.S. Supreme Court cases. The
site also includes a virtual tour of the Court, information
about the justices, and a feature that categorizes past decisions
by topic. Click on On the Docket from the home page
to go to the Web site sponsored by the Medill Journalism School
with its summary of hot cases at the Court for the current
This link connects you to 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
archived at the site. You can add your comments to those of
the reviewers or sign up to receive notices when new articles
Post Supreme Court Page
This site is hosted by the Washington Post, one of
Washington, D.C.'s, newspapers. The site contains current
news articles about recent Supreme Court decisions as well
as general information about Supreme Court decisions, current
justices, and historic cases and justices. The site has links
to other Supreme Court Web sites. There are also quizzes to
test your knowledge about the Supreme Court.
Pages for Kids
This site 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 organized 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.