Westlaw (For paralegal majors in legal research classes)
Westlaw is a legal database that provides the full text for both federal and state: codes, court rules, cases (published and many unpublished), attorney general opinions, regulations and agency decisions. It also includes summaries and headnotes of decisions, as well as West's key-note classification for each case, indexing cases by subject and allowing for pulling up of other cases on the same subject. Westlaw provides KeyCite, a citation checking service to view the history of a case, statute, administrative decision or regulation to help determine whether it is good law and to retrieve citing references. This database is only available to the declared DU paralegal majors who are in the research classes. Individual username/passwords are sent out by Westlaw to their DU e-mail account according to the class roster that DU provides them. If you did not get the e-mail, check with your instructor or call Westlaw technical support: 800-937-8529.You must be enrolled in the current semester and logged in to access the tutorials & databases.