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Foreign Law Research

Foreign Law Guide

The Foreign Law Guide is one of the best sources available for researching foreign law.  Each country's page has an introduction to the country's legal system and legal history, major sources of law, laws by subject, and Internet resources.  This is a subscription resource accessible with your USC ID.  


GlobaLex is a free resource with research guides for many countries.  Be sure to check any available updates for the latest information.   

Law Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress provides links to major Internet sources for legal and governmental information for most countries.  It also has a limited number of research guides available on its Foreign and International Law Research Guides page.  

Other Law School Research Guides

Many law schools have research guides for foreign legal research.  Some of the better sources are from Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, and Yale Law School.  You can also find additional research guides by running an internet search for the name of the country and "legal research guide."  

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

As part of the worldwide free access to law movement, WorldLII provides access to the full-text of many country's statutes and case law.

USC Digital Accessibility