HCJD Archive

High Courts Judicial Database (HCJD)

The HCJD is a major collection of systematically-coded decisions data of the top (supreme) courts of 11 nations, Australia, Canada, India, Namibia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, the United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It contains for each country information on the universe or a random sample of 100 decisions per year (whichever is smaller) for periods beginning in 1970 and ranging up to 34 years of coverage. The HCJD and its documentation are available for use by anyone at:


The database was created by Professors Stacia Haynie, Reginald Sheehan, Donald Songer and C. Neal Tate.