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Foreign Law by Jurisdiction: Germany

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.

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Constitutional Law


German language
English Translations

Case Law

German language
English translations

German Law Archives

German Law Archive at the The Comparative Law Society.
This site is dedicated to publishing cases, statutes, literature and bibliographies on German law in English. Judgments and other decisions by German courts; Statutes: Acts of Parliament and statutory instruments; Literature on German law.

Document Supply Services and Libraries:
Subito-Library Delivery Service
For articles and books. Some documents can be delivered via email.
Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
Offers a powerful search engine for library catalogs.

German Law in the Library

Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning with KK.