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Researching Foreign, Comparative, and International Law : Web Resources


There are numerous free websites that can assist with research related to foreign and international law.  Also note the entries under "Legal Blogs" and "Current Awareness" for electronic monitoring of legal developments around the world.

Legal Blogs ("Blawgs")

Current Awareness

The following are electronic publications that focus on legal developments around the globe.


Empirical Legal Research

For an excellent guide to empirical legal research, see the LibGuide authored by Tim Gatton of the Oklahoma City University School of Law (Chickasaw Nation Law Library).

LibGuide on Empirical Legal Research

Primary Law

WWW Resources

U.S. State Department: Judicial Assistance

The U.S. State Department provides detailed information for U.S. citizens seeking judicial assistance abroad.  A country-by-country list is available that addresses such topics as obtaining evidence, service of process, the taking of depositions, and authentification of documents. The State Department also offers information on other areas of private international law, including family law, estates, and commercial matters. 

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
Loyola University School of Law Library
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Print Research Guide

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.