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Foreign Law by Jurisdiction: Outline

This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.

Foreign Law Research Outline

To navigate this guide, use the tabs and dropdown tabs above or the links below. The law of individual countries is arranged alphabetically in the tabs and subtabs.

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This guide provides links to a variety of databases, several of which are limited to NYU Law faculty and students. Information for NYU Law students and faculty on obtaining passwords for WestlawNext, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg is available here

Language of the sources listed in this guide may be vernacular or English. If English is not an official language of the country, do not assume that an English text is authentic or official. This guide is intended as a starting place and is not comprehensive. Please note that inclusion of a link to a website or to other material in this guide should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the accuracy or currency of the website or the material. 


Foreign law pages created and edited by Mirela Roznovschi from 1996-2013.

Updated and migrated to LibGuides by Scarlett Taylor. Edited by Scarlett Taylor and Andy Stamm, 2013-2015; Sarah Jaramillo, 2016-2023; Alex Burdett, 2022- ; and Janet Kearney, 2023- .