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New Jersey Court Opinions

This is a full-text archive of the Opinions of the New Jersey Courts, including the Supreme Court, from March, 1994 to date, the Superior Court Appellate Division and the Tax Court from September, 1995 to date. In 2005, the New Jersey Administrative Office of Courts changed its publication policy and began to release all Appellate Division decisions for inclusion in this database. Before that date, decisions marked "Unpublished" were not released, and are available only from the court directly.  In addition, in 2010, a highty limited and selective number of trial courts opinions are also being released by the court and appear in this collection.

New Jersey Administrative Court Decisions

This is a full-text archive of Administrative Law decisions in the state of New Jersey.  It contains opinions issued by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and from individual departments and commissions dating from October, 1997. Decisions from 1982 to 1991 (The New Jersey Administrative Reports, 1st Series) are available from the Rutgers - Newark Law School Library at this location .

New Jersey Statutes

This page provides access to a copy of the New Jersey Statutes database of the Rutgers University Law Library. This copy of the N.J. Statutes was obtained from the N.J. Legislature website, and contains no edits or alterations of that text.

New Jersey Session Laws

The Session Laws of New Jersey from 1703 to 2000. (Current legislation is available from the New Jersey Legislature website HERE

Opinions of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Ethics Committees

This is a full-text archive of the Opinions of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, and the Committee on Attorney Advertising.

Decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court Disciplinary Review Board

This is a full-text archive of the decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Discplinary Review Board. This board acts on behalf of the court in hearing and adjudicating allegations of attorney misconduct in the State of New Jersey. The collection contains decisions dating from September, 1998 to date.

Executive Orders of the Governor of New Jersey

This is a full-text archive of the executive orders of the governors of New Jersey from Governor Robert B. Meyner (1954-1962) to Governor Thomas Kean (1982-1990).

Opinions of the New Jersey Attorney General

An archive of opinions from the New Jersey Attorney General issued between 1949 and 1998.

New Jersey Constitutional Documents

This is an archive of scanned documents of all New Jersey constitutions, constitutional convention proceedings, and related material.

New Jersey Office of Legislative Counsel

This is an archive NJ Office of Legislative Counsel opinions that have been collected by the library.

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Administrative Orders collected by the library.

New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate

Publications and amicus curiae briefs from the New Jersey Public Advocate between 2006 and 2008.

Speical Collections

Mercer Beasley & Univ.of Newark Law Review Archive

The law journals of our predecessor institutions in Newark: the Mercer-Beasley Law School (1932-1935) and the University of Newark School of Law (1936-1942)

The Law of Slavery in New Jersey

Documents, court decisions, and statutes outlining the history of slavery in the colony of New Jersey and in our early statehood.

Baby M Case File

Historic litigation documents from the In Re Baby M case, which defined the law of surrogate motherhood in New Jersey and provided a model for the rest of the country.

Holmes v. Walton

Case documents for Holmes v. Walton (NJ Supreme, 1780). This is believed to be the earliest case where a court held a statute to be unconstitutional.

Lilley Report on the Civil Disturbances in Newark, NJ

Multi-volume report from the Governor's commission on the civil disturbances in Newark NJ, 1967.

Housing in New Jersey

Mt. Laurel Case File

Historic litigation documents from Southern Burlington County N.A.A.C.P. v. Mount Laurel Township, which found the township's exclusionary zoning practices to be a violation of the New Jersey Constitution.

New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing Documents

This is an archive of scanned documents of the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing from 1998 to 2010.

Recent Fair Housing Litigation in New Jersey

More recent litigation, mostly stemming from the halt of operations in the Council on Affordable Housing under Gov. Christie.

Federal Documents

U.S. Congressional Documents

U.S. Congressional documents, consisting of Hearings and Committee Prints from the late 1960's to 1999.