Pro-Se-Related Articles (articles important to Pro-Se self-education

''We will not rest until every citizen understands the law and 'all defenses and objections not entered are deemed waived' is tattooed across every person's forehead!''


Basic Legal Research Techniques, by

Basics of Legal Research, by Cornell University Law Library

How To Do Legal Research, by Legal Aid of North Carolina

How To Do Legal Research in Law School, by Lexis Nexis

How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers , by American Association of Law Libraries

Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research on the Internet, by Sarah Glassmeyer, JD MLS is the Faculty Services and Outreach Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law at the Valparaiso University School of Law. In addition to providing reference services, she also teaches in the First Year Legal Research curriculum. Professor Glassmeyer speaks frequently on the intersection of web technologies and legal research and blogs at

Laws and Legal Research, by

Legal research in the United States, by Wikipedia

Secondary Sources Research Guide, by Georgetown Law Library


Law reports/reporters, by Wikipedia

Category:Case law reporters, by Wikipedia

Atlantic Reporter, by Wikipedia

American Jurisprudence, by Wikipedia

American Law Reports, by Wikipedia

Corpus Juris Secundum, by Wikipedia

Federal Reporter, by Wikipedia

Federal Supplement, by Wikipedia

Lawyers' Edition, by Wikipedia

North Eastern Reporter, by Wikipedia

North Western Reporter, by Wikipedia

Pacific Reporter, by Wikipedia

South Eastern Reporter, by Wikipedia

South Western Reporter, by Wikipedia

Southern Reporter, by Wikipedia

United States Reports, by Wikipedia

United States Reports, by Wikipedia

Colorado Supreme Court, by Wikipedia - "All opinions of the Colorado Supreme Court are published. Court opinions are initially released as slip opinions and posted on the court's website. They are ultimately published in Westlaw's Pacific Reporter, a regional case reporter that is the designated official reporter for the State of Colorado. Westlaw also publishes the state-specific Colorado Reporter, repeating all Colorado cases from the Pacific Reporter and reusing that reporter's pagination and citations. The Colorado Bar Association also publishes all Colorado Supreme Court opinions in its monthly journal, The Colorado Lawyer."

(NOTE: Doing legal research used to be pretty much free except for copying costs and traveling expenses to a major law library. Most law libraries have copiers, some charging as little as 10¢/page. Now the trend is to make you pay for legal research through websites such as LexisNexis and Westlaw. Another negative trend is courts dramatically raising their filing fees. Your humble webmaster believes both trends are unconstitutional because they make a commercial enterprise out of petitioning the courts (government) for access to justice and redress of grievances. See Bounds v. Smith, 430 US 817, 52 L Ed 2d 72, 97 S Ct 1491 (1977). Fighting against the so-called legal "profession's" government-licensed commercial monopoly on access to justice is one of the prime directives of the Pro Se University (PSU) webpage. At PSU we believe that free and meaningful access to the law is part of the 1st-Amendment bundle of sticks to free access to the courts and petitioning the government for redress of grievances. However, at the present time, the "freeby"-addicted American culture is so morally and intellectually bankrupt that the individual citizen is forced to "soldier on" as best s/he can in the struggle for self-ownership, liberty and justice. Always remember: if humankind knew how to stay healthy and at peace, government-licensed doctors and lawyers would have to find a more constructive use of their time than working to get their cronies into Congress and the State Legislatures where they can pass corrupt "for-the-safety-of-the-people" laws which do nothing but artificially increase the value of their own labor in the inherently free marketplace that is Nature.)


Debate rages over who owns the law, by John J. Oslund

The Brief Story of Texas vs. Nolo - Nolo press release

An Extension of the Right of Access: The Pro Se Litigant's Right to Notification of the Requirements of the Summary Judgment Rule, by Joseph M. McLaughlin - Forham Law Review, Volume 55, Issue 6, Article 10

How federal courts use the "Rooker-Feldman" fraud to eliminate the constitutional rights of pro se litigants, by John Wilkenson

Why Amazon is within its rights to remove access to your Kindle books, by Eileen Brown

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