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Foreign Legal Research: Subject Guides

Guide to resources in foreign law.


Research suggestions

There are generally two approaches to locating foreign laws—by jurisdiction and by subject. If you don't find what you are looking using one approach, try the other. Persistence and a willingness to try many sources are especially necessary when conducting foreign legal research.

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Find Guides on Google

Google Web Search

Follow this formula to Google guides on your topic:

[subject] + legal or law + research guide

For example, searching for "International Animal law research guide" yields Georgetown's International and Foreign Animal Law Research Guide.

Research Tip

Be sure to check the currency of any resources you use. Depending on the area of the law, things can change fast, and many online resources aren't updated regularly.