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Education Law: Case Law

Finding Canadian Case Law

‚ÄčFind cases by name: , you can enter the following: R. v. M.R.M. to retrieve the case.

Find cases by citation: , you can enter the following: [1998] 3 S.C.R. 393 to retrieve the case.

Finding US Case Law

Find cases by citation: 410 N.Y.S.2d 99

Find cases by parties: Donohue v. Copiague 

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CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute

CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute: is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.

Legal Citation

Example #1

This citation indicates that the R. v. M.R.M. case was reported in volume 3 of the 1998 Canada Supreme Court Reports, beginning at page 393. The fact that it appears in this reporter indicates that the decision was rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Example #2

Fowler v. Adams, [2006] N.J. No. 295

It had a case identifier assigned by Quicklaw (Newfoundland Judgment - NJ) and shows the case is from Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court .