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Comparative Law Guides
Resources on this Web page may be useful if you are doing a comparative law study, but the guides from other Universities below may suggest other resources. Note: some resources mentioned will be licensed only for students at the relevant University.
Finding USA Legal Information
The official source for US federal legislative information.
LII Supreme Court
Decisions of the US Supreme Court.
Free the Law - Ravel & Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School with Ravel Law (a legal research and analytics platform)is digitizing its entire collection of U.S. case law. California cases are already available with cases from other States being added through to 2017.
Free access to federal and state law materials including US Supreme Court cases 1759 onwards, federal appellate cases 1950 onwards and district court opinions 2004 onwards. It also includes links to the US Code and Constitution, the Code of Federal Regulations and to state constitutions, codes, legislation and web resources
University Law Library Guides to International Sources
A selection of key documents
Legal journal articles with very wide international coverage e.g. can search by country and topic.
Resources for international commercial arbitration.including conventions, legislation, rules, bilateral investment treaties, awards and case law, journal articles and commentary. Includes the Yearbook: Commercial Arbitration.
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Contains index of legal terms, legal cases, full text articles from law journals, and the Butterworths Tax Direct Service. Includes some international and European material (sources tab). Limited coverage of pre-1999 Scottish legislation, full coverage post devolution.
For fuller coverage of Scots legislation use Westlaw.
Recommended Websites for Foreign & International Law
WorldLII is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility covering from 123 jurisdictions. It is provided collaboratively by 14 Legal Information Institutes and other organisations including the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII).
United Nations Proceedings
Including General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and Security Council (SC). A subject index to all the documents issued by the body in question during a particular session/year and an index to speeches delivered before the forum in question during a particular session/year.
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Tutorials on International Law
International Intellectual Property
WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organisation
This self-funding agency of the United Nations provides a global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Includes access to international IP information