Tip for Using Google Scholar to Find Court Opinions

I’ve on occasion been using Google Scholar to find court opinions, and have been a bit annoyed that the default is to search articles and not court opinions. Switching to court opinions is only one click, but I’m lazy, plus sometimes I forget that click and get the wrong result.

Then I decided to check out the Scholar Preferences link, and saw that I could change the default to “Search legal opinions and journals,” under the “Collections” category (of course, also clicking on “Save Preferences”). Woohoo! I guess I should have looked into this sooner; but on the theory that if I just learned something, some number of people likely haven’t learned it yet (just as some number have learned it before me), I thought I’d let our readers know about this.