Monday, January 09, 2017

Foreign and Comparative Law Resources at the Moritz Law Library

Do you need to research how U.S. law compares to the law of a foreign jurisdiction? Check out the Moritz Law Library’s foreign law databases, listed alongside the international law databases on the Legal Research Databases page. Two noteworthy offerings in this group are the International Encyclopaedia of Laws and vLex Global. The International Encyclopaedia of Laws offers English explanations of foreign law on various topics including constitutional law, contracts, corporations, criminal law, cyber law, energy law, environmental law and more. This resource can be a good starting point for locating relevant primary law in a foreign jurisdiction. vLex Global offers a variety of both primary and secondary sources in foreign jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on Spanish language materials. Contact a Moritz reference librarian for any assistance using these resources or for more general assistance researching non-U.S. law.