Introduce your students to the next generation of legal research with Fastcase

Fastcase is committed to democratizing the law, making it more accessible to more people.  We’re also committed to making legal research smarter, faster and simpler, so it’s not surprising we’re a preferred legal research tool for students, educators, and legal professionals.  If you’re interested in our solutions for educators, you’ve come to the right place. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. We founded Public Library of Law, one of the world’s largest free legal research sites, and released the first legal research app for the iPhone, which is also free.  Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit and follow us on twitter.

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Fastcase Sample Lessons 

Basic Legal Search Using Fastcase Powerpoint (PPTX)

Sample Questions for Basic Legal Search Using Fastcase (Word Doc)

Basic Boolean Search Using Fastcase Powerpoint (PPTX)

Sample Questions for Basic Boolean Search Using Fastcase (Word Doc)

Introduction to Fastcase Powerpoint (PPTX)

Sample Questions for Introduction to Fastcase (Word Doc)

Fastcase 7 Crossword Puzzle

Fastcase 7 Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Fastcase in Action

Nuts and Bolts: a brief Fastcase 7 tutorial

What is Forecite?

Finding a Case by Docket Number

Sorting Your Results

Sharing Your Results With A Colleague

Authority Check Report

Printing in Under 30 Seconds

Browsing Documents


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#1 Legal Research App

Winner of the prestigious American Association of Law Libraries (New Product) Award, Fastcase for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is used by more attorneys than any other legal app according to the ABA. Anyone may use the app for free to access Fastcase's comprehensive legal research database on the go.