Finding English Cases

November 9, 2011

The Yale Law School Library features a variety of online resources for research on English cases.  Online resources can be accessed through the Yale Law School Library’s online research guides page on finding English cases, as well as the legal databases page

In general, English case reporting can be divided into two main periods: prior to 1865 and after 1865.  The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) for England & Wales has compiled most of the pre-1866 cases into the English Reports.   Post-1865 cases are contained in the ICLR's own Law Reports.  However, there are various other reporters throughout both time periods. 

For a listing of the various case reporters and where to find them both in print and online, please visit our Finding English Cases Timeline.  In addition, you may wish to consult the The Digest, which provides access to cases by name and subject.

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