There are numerous free websites that can assist in locating Vietnamese primary law, as well as secondary information on Vietnamese legal topics. Links to available English translations of Vietnamese law are listed below at right.
SSRN is an electronic repository for international social sciences scholarship that includes the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN). Thousands of downloadable abstracts, working papers, and published papers are available without charge. Users need to go through a free registration process in order to log in and download documents.
Note that the "World Constitutions Illustrated" database in HeinOnline includes current and past versions of the Constitution in English translation. Vietnam's National Assembly approved new constitutional amendments on November 28, 2013 that came into force on January 1, 2014.
Some Vietnamese government and NGO/IGO websites post English translations of Vietnamese legal materials. Note that the translations may not be official, or reflect the most current versions.
Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library. The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative and international law questions.
The following PowerPoint presentation was prepared for the LUC Law School course, "Comparative Law Seminar: Vietnam."