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Foreign Law

Resources for foreign law research.

Introduction to Foreign Law

Welcome to the Warren E. Burger Library LibGuide for foreign law. Foreign law refers to the domestic law of a national jurisdiction (in this case, non-United States jurisdictions). You may also want to view our guide to Public International Law which is the law between and among countries and intergovernmental organizations (such as the United Nations).

This guide includes electronic, print, and free online resources. Electronic resources include those available on Westlaw, LexisNexis, free and subscription databases, web pages and computer assisted instruction.  Print resources include books, journals and other materials available from the Warren E. Burger Library.

This is intended as a starting point for your research; please contact the reference librarians for further help.

LibGuide Outline

Below is a brief explanation of the type of material you will find under each tab of this LibGuide.

Guides: resources to learn how to do foreign legal research.

Primary Law: resources regarding laws and legal opinions for foreign law.

Specific Countries/Topics: resources for specific countries and/or specific legal topics.

Current Awareness: blogs and other sources of foreign and international news.

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Suggested Subject Searches:

A subject search may be more productive than a keyword search. Enter the following terms (substituting the name of the country you're interested in):

law - [name of country]

legal research - [name of country]

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If you are not finding what you need in our catalog, you may want to check WorldCat, the catalog for all the world's libraries (or almost all). If you find a resource there that you would like to borrow, you may fill out an inter-library loan request to see if our library can obtain it for you.

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