This thirty-sixth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.
One of HeinOnline’s new additions, the Early American Case Law collection, provides access to the Federal Cases series as well as the Trinity Series alongside other sources of historical case law. This database includes materials that would be especially valuable for anyone researching the development of railroad or transportation laws, such as a set listing railroad cases from 1881-1895 or the US Aviation Reports listed from 1928-1984. The database also includes specific cases on mining and insurance law as well as more general subjects.
This collection is not large, however it is certainly more than worth browsing – especially for those seeking precedents or those who are interested in legal history (these materials are primarily from the late 1800s and early 1900s). If you are searching for a certain case located in one of these reporters, Hein has provided its helpful Citation Navigator tool to allow quick access to any case in the collection.
To access the Early American Case Law collection in Hein, click here, select HeinOnline under “Legal Search Engines Research,” and select the collection from the list to your left. Happy Researching!