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A Selective List of Guides to Foreign Legal Research

Worldwide Guides

The following guides discuss how to do foreign law research in general. Some are also portals to foreign legal sources (including from many of the countries listed below). If the country you are researching is not listed below, the portals in this section may lead you to legal sources for that country.

Bynum, Charlotte. Foreign Law: Subject Law Collections on the Web. December 2007.

Germain, Claire M. Germain's Transnational Law Research: A Guide for Attorneys. Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY: Transnational Juris Publications, Inc., c1991- (loose-leaf).
Reference, Comp 077 G317

Georgetown University Law Center, E. B. Williams Library.
Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide.. October 2010.

Globalex, International, Comparative and Foreign Law Research.

Harvard Law School Library. Guide to Researching Foreign Law on the Internet.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Flare--Foreign Law Research (Europe)

LLRX International/ Foreign Law Portal

Library of Congress. Guide to Law Online: Nations. July 2011.

Norman, Paul. Globalex. Comparative Law. February 2009.

Reynolds, Thomas H. and Arturo A. Flores. Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World. Littleton, CO: F.B. Rothman, 1989.
Reference, K38 .R49 1989 (loose-leaf)

Also available online from the Columbia Law School campus through the Diamond Law Library's Electronic Resources Page.

Roznovschi, Mirela. LLRX. Evaluating Foreign and International Legal Databases on the Internet. October 1, 2000.

Rumsey, Mary. Globalex. Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law. March 2010.

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. Law Online Portal. 2011 [RD: not sure what link to use].

Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Library. Country Research Guide.