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Self-Help Legal Research Guide: Home

This guide is designed to help non-lawyers navigate the Missouri legal system & offers tips on how to conduct legal research, explains Alternative Dispute Resolution, and offers resources on how to find an attorney.


This guide is intended as an aid for non-lawyers and self-represented litigants in finding and decoding legal information.  Please browse the tabs on the top of this page to get started.

The MU Law Library has several computers that are freely available to the public with limited access to Westlaw and LexisNexis.  Additionally, we have a multitude of print resources designed to assist Missourians with understanding their legal rights.  Please browse this guide and contact us, or stop in, if you have any questions.

Law in the News

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Research Overviews


Google Web Search

Articles About Self-Representation

Special Thanks

A hearty "thank you!" to Sara Lowe, Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor at Drake University Law Library in Des Moines, IA, for granting permissions to use her innovative libguide as a template for this resource.