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CoLPS: Introduction to Legal Research for 1L's

This guide will provide an overview of legal research and strategy for First-Year Law Students

CEB / OnLaw


CEB stands for Continuing Education of the Bar, a non-profit of the University of California, creator of practice guides designed for practicing the law in Calfornia. OnLAW gives you online access to CEB's California practice guides. With OnLAW, you can search CEB's publications to find the expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis, and forms you will need to practice law in California. CEB is by and for California lawyers, each title is California-specific and features the best and brightest lawyers in the state. CEB is located in Oakland, California. Practicing lawyers will often use the terms CEB and OnLaw interchangably, as they are referring to the same thing: Practice Guides. 

OnLAW provides:

  • The largest source of Web-based California legal commentary and analysis
  • A clear and simple interface
  • Links to the primary law for all citations of California cases and codes and U.S. Supreme Court cases
  • Attorney-drafted forms, with clauses accompanied by explanations and directions, easily downloadable to your word processor
  • Access from your mobile device or desktop computer.

Click the below link to access CEB/OnLaw: