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Foreign and Comparative Law Basics

Research Guides

Use research guides at the beginning of your foreign law research. They list and link primary and secondary sources. They may include descriptions of legal and government systems, may include free sources, and may include suggestions for search strategies. For research guides from other law schools that include subscription database links, check the lists of subscription databases for Emory Law Library and for Emory Woodruff Library

Research guides focusing on foreign law include:

Country Reports

You can use country reports and studies to find background information, official languages, legal history, systems of government, directories of government agencies, structure and names of legislatures and courts, and other information on legal systems, human rights, and business climate.