The purpose of the "Law and Courts Data Directory" is to facilitate the exchange of data relating to law, courts, and dispute processes.

Online Data Resources

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER)

Courts, Criminal Justice, and Violence Section of the Emory Electronic Data Center

Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Government Printing Office

Annotated Constitution including: Index, Table of Cases, Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional, State Laws Held Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Cases Overruled, and Proposed Amendments Not Ratified

FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Fedstats - Federal Statistsics from over 100 Agencies

Globalization and Labor Standards (GALS) - Bibliographic archive and database of legal writings on international labor standards and global labor rights. Institute of Industrial Relations, UCLA School of Law

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

InfoBase of State Activities and Research (ISAR) - Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)

JuRI - Judicial Research Initiative at the University of South Carolina

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

Social Sciences Data Collection Dataverse - UC San Diego

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - SUNY Albany

Court Statistics Project - National Center for State Courts


U.S. Supreme Court Database - Harold J. Spaeth. Over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court from 1946 through the present. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices.

U.S. Appeals Court Database. Donald R. Songer

State Supreme Court Data Project. Paul Brace and Melinda Gann Hall

Multi-User Database on the Attributes of United States District Court Judges, 1801-2000 (ICPSR 4553). Principal Investigators: Zuk, Gary; Barrow, Deborah J.; Gryski, Gerard S.

Multi-User Database on the Attributes of United States Appeals Court Judges, 1801-2000 (ICPSR 6796). Principal Investigators: Zuk, Gary; Barrow, Deborah J.; Gryski, Gerard S.

Lower Federal Court Confirmation Database, 1977-2004. Center on Democratic Performance at Binghamton University

Merged Phase I and Phase II of the United States Judicial Database. Vanessa A. Baird

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Law and Social Science Program #0241369. Lee Epstein, Thomas G. Walker, Nancy Staudt, Scott Hendrickson, and Jason Roberts.

Individual/Independent Data Sets (Public Domain)

The Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell Data Set on Preliminary References in EC Law (1999). Alec Stone Sweet and Thomas L. Brunell. Robert Schuman Centre. European University Institute.

The Choices Justices Make. Washington , D.C.: CQ Press, 1998. Lee Epstein and Jack Knight.

Explaining Executive Success in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kevin McGuire. 1998. Political Research Quarterly 51:505-26.

Issue Fluidity on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kevin McGuire and Barbara Palmer. 1995. American Political Science Review 89:691-702.

Perceived Qualifications and Ideology of Supreme Court Nominees. Jeffrey A. Segal.

Repeat Players in the Supreme Court: The Role of Experienced Lawyers in Litigation Success. Kevin McGuire. 1995. Journal of Politics 57:187-196.

The Supreme Court During Crisis: How War Affects Only Nonwar Cases. Lee Epstein, Daniel E. Ho, Gary King, and Jeffrey A. Segal.