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Law Resources: The Basics: Case Law Collection

Case Law

Case law is the collection of legal decisions written by courts, in which the law is analyzed using these cases to decide current cases. These past decisions are called 'case law' or precedents. Judges are bound to such past decisions. Law evolves over time when present cases are distinguished by their facts from those in the past and legal reasoning is applied. 

The USask Law Library Case Law Collection focuses on the following areas:

  • Canadian
  • United Kingdom
  • The Commonwealth
  • The United States

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