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Legal Research Certification Program (Prepare to Practice): Lesson Four- American Law Reports (ALR)

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American Law Reports is an annotated collection of notable cases organized by topic. This lesson will teach you when to reach for an ALR and when to leave it on the digital shelf.

To complete this lesson, listen to the three videos, "Overview of ALRs", "How to find an ALR online", and "How to search an ALR", then complete the quiz at the bottom of the page.

Closed captioning is available for each video.

Overview of ALRs

How to Find an ALR

How to Search for an ALR Annotation