Corporate Law Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the law of corporations, agency, partnerships, and other business organizations.


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Case Law - Federal and State

Cases related to corporate law are published in general case reporters. Annotated state codes are also an efficient and reliable way to find cases pertinent to specific statutory provisions. There are also several databases that focus on corporate law cases specifically, and we have listed them below.

Corporate Cases, Federal and State (Dates of coverage vary by court)
Combined federal and state case law related to corporation law subject matters.

Statutory Law - Federal

For an introduction to statutory research, see our Statutes Research Guide guide. The following is a list of sources for the full text of federal laws:

Statutory Law - Uniform Laws and Model Acts

Statutory Law - Delaware Code

The main title of the Delaware Code dealing with corporate law is Title 8 (Corporations). Titles 5 (Banking), 6 (Commerce and Trade), and 10 Ch. 3 (Court and Judicial Procedures -- Chancery Court) also contain relevant statutes. 

Regulatory Law - Federal

For a guide to the federal executive-branch regulatory process and the process of conducting federal administrative law research in general, see the Law Library's Administrative Law Research Guide.  Federal agencies' regulations appear in the following publications:

Case Law Research Tutorial

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