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College of Law

Florida State University

Digitized Legal Collections

A Collaborative Effort by the Florida Academic Law Libraries

Most of these digital projects were compiled by the Florida State University College of Law Research Center with financial support from the law libraries of Ave Maria School of Law, Barry University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Coastal School of Law, Florida International University, Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, Stetson University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, University of Florida, and University of Miami.

Florida Supreme Court Briefs and Opinions

This set contains opinions issued since July 1986 and the briefs filed in those cases; as well as some earlier opinions and briefs. New cases are added at the end of each week the Court is in session. 

Florida Statutes 1941-2011

Sporadic coverage of scanned images of Florida statutes. This project is expected to be completed and reformatted by the end of 2015.

Florida Statutes 1941 (Volume III Helpful and Useful Matter)

Volume III of the 1941 Florida Statutes provides helpful and useful matter including British statutes in force in Florida, Whitfield’s notes, selected federal laws in general use, and an index to the special and local laws of Florida (1845-1945).  

Florida Statutes 2013 Definitions Index

This index lists all terms and phrases that are defined in the 2013 Florida Statutes and the Florida Constitution. 

Florida Summaries of General Legislation, 1970-1994

Summaries of General Legislation published by the Florida Legislative Service Bureau from 1970 through 1994. 

Florida Legislation (Staff Analyses)

This is a compilation of staff analyses for selected Florida legislation, from 1971-1997 a majority of which pertain to RICO.  

Florida Index to Special and Local Laws

1845-1970
This is a consolidated index to all local and special laws enacted during this time, including those which have been expressly repealed. General acts of local application (population acts) are not included.

1971-2015
This index is a subject guide to special and local laws enacted by the Florida Legislature and is updated annually to incorporate references to laws passed during each session. 

Florida Constitution Revision Commission 

This compilation of documents tracing the chronological development of Florida's Constitutions includes copies of each Florida constitution as existed upon ratification, proposed amendments, and Florida Supreme Court decisions affecting ballot position.

The Table of Contents is intended to be used as a research tool to assist in the location of primary sources which comprise the history of Florida's organic law. Also included, when available, are cites to contemporary analyses of the various proposals prepared by the Public Administration Clearing Service as part of their Civic Information Series.

Jo Dowling, former Assistant Librarian of the Florida Supreme Court, compiled the documents. Florida State University College of Law and the College of Law Research Center created the website to provide virtual access.

Florida Administrative Code

1963-1970
The F.A.C. was published by the Division of Elections as a loose-leaf with monthly updates. This resource contains the final pages from 1970 at which time the F.A.C. was renumbered and reissued.

1971-1982
From 1971 to 1982, the F.A.C. was published by the Division of Elections as a loose-leaf with monthly updates. This database contains pages published during this time.   

Florida Attorney General Opinions

1930-1960
This set contains complete coverage of opinions including, to the extent possible, unpublished opinions between 1930 and 1960.

1961-1973
This set has complete coverage of opinions published in the Biennial Report of the Attorney General between 1961 and 1973.

Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission Archive Site

This archival site includes final versions of the Constitutional Proposals, Statutory Recommendations, and Governmental Services Committee Reports adopted by the Commission. 


Other Digital Projects

Decisions of the Board of Appellate Review 
This set digitizes decisions, opinions, and published opinions of administrative determinations of the Department of State on loss of nationality since 1982.

Human Rights Documents 
With permission from IDC Publishers, the FSU Law Research Center has digitized the Human Rights Documents collection’s accompanying index and provided electronic access to facilitate identifying and locating specific items. To locate a relevant document in the microfiche collection (Mif 936), note the organization and document number before looking. 

Limits in the Seas and International Boundary Studies
1970-2001
The International Boundary Studies Series sets forth the basis of national arrangement for the boundaries between countries of marine areas. Supporting documents and maps have been digitized. 

ABA Administrative Procedure Database Archive
This site was designed to facilitate the exchange of information about federal and state administrative law among legislators, lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and citizens. While much of the original material is now available from other sources, the ABA Administrative Procedure Database Archive provides access to resources not readily available elsewhere.