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Company Information (Law & Business)

Company Information (Law & Business)

This Research Guide/Libguide focuses on finding Company Information in both a legal and business sense

While the law library has additional Law Research Guides dealing with business & corporation information   (ex. Business Entities; Corporate & Securities resources... etc.), this guide focuses more on finding Company Information.  Materials off Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law are included as well.  Finally, we include material off the SEC's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Collection & Retrieval) website.

This Guide does not in any way claim to include all resources (either legal or business) but instead is a basic guide to finding company information from more of a legal standpoint.  Please do look to our add'l research guides for more in depth information.

Company Information (Law & Business)


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Article included here for reference: "Due Dliigence: Company Information for Law Students"

"Due Diligence:  Company Information for Law Students" (by Matthew M. Morrison -- Law Library Journal, 2016) is an excellent article included here for reference.  "Due Diligence..." includes references to many sources, some (but not nearly all) are included in this research guide. 

This article states, "Many law students are placed with corporate law firms whose clients are overwhelmingly companies.  While many law school courses focus on doctrine, students need to learn company information and where to find it." 

According to a survey of 300 hiring partners (via a LexisNexis 2015 white paper, mentioned in the article), "Skills identified as important include:

  • conducting due diligence research,
  • finding basic company information, 
  • locating and using checklists, 
  • finding and reading Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and 
  • staying current with business news."