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Ethics, Society and Law

Resources for Ethics, Society and Law.

Case Law

The resources below are good sources of information about case law, both in Canada and internationally.

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)

Freely available, full-text information about Canadian cases in all jurisdictions.

Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

Rulings from cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. Updated rulings are available almost immediately after the decision is released publicly. In addition to case decisions, this resource also contains news releases, bulletins, and reports from the Supreme Court.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

When searching for case decisions, you may come across unfamiliar legal abbreviations. The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations is a comprehensive guide to deciphering them. There are many other great print and online resources that can help in this area.