Why Google may beat Westlaw at Its Own Game By Louis G. Adolfsen

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Westlaw and Lexis provide powerful legal research tools used by judges, lawyers and students all across the country. A new surprisingly powerful tool is Google Scholar. Westlaw and Lexis are private services which can be expensive depending on the contract and how they are used. On the other hand, Google Scholar is entirely free.

A recent vignette related to me by a law school professor made me think that Google Scholar may be able to beat Westlaw and Lexis at their own game.

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