This research guide was designed to assist students beginning research in the law of corporations, agency, partnerships, and other business organizations. While not comprehensive, this guide provides a listing of the more important, current and relevant materials available in this subject area.
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
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:
Statutes dealing with corporations are contained in several titles.
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:
Updated 5/2013 (ET)
Updated 6/2014 (SG)
Updated 4/2021 (MK)