While Nexus Uni (known to lawyers as Lexis) is one of the official ways to find cases, Google Scholar has some nice features for case research and may be used for this course.
When you are in Google Scholar click on the Case law button.
Then click on the Select Courts link.
Choose the court you want.
You can select state and/or federal courts. Under federal courts you can select the Circuit Court of Appeals and/or the District Court as well as the Supreme Court and specialized courts.
You can now type in a topic in the search box and find cases.
Use the "cited by" link on the results page to find other cases related to the one you chose. OR, click on a specific result and then click "How Cited" to see related cases.
What you see will not be as complete as when you Sheperdize a case, but it can give you some context for your case.
Have a citation for a specific legal case? Shepardize it to find the current status of that case, related cases, and newer cases that cite that case. Always Shepardize your case to find the most current version of it.
Look up the case in Nexis Uni and click the "Shepardize this document" link.
Or, type shep: and the citation into the search box