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Briefs, Oral Arguments and Other Court Documents Research Guide

This guide collects sources for dockets and court documents, including briefs and oral arguments, from federal and state courts.


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U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments





  • The Complete Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States (1953-2015), WMS Media, First Floor, KF 101.9 U542 Micro. Selected arguments 1953-1968, all arguments 1969-2015. Prior to 1969, oral arguments were not regularly transcribed.


  • Landmark Briefs and Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United StatesKF101.9 .L3, 1793-2003.
  • United States Law WeekKF105 .U6, 1940, 1946-2018. Publishes summaries of selected oral arguments. Available online through Bloomberg Law.
  • Antitrust Law: Major Briefs and Oral Arguments of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1955 term-1975 termKF1641 .A57 1979.

U.S. Courts of Appeals Oral Arguments

Court Websites

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Guides on Oral Advocacy

Court rules govern court procedures. Different courts have different requirements, so it is important to check the rules of your specific court. For a research guide on court rules, see Federal Court Rules