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  1. Foreign Law Comparative Law Transnational Law

  2. A Word re translations • may not exist • probably not official • might have to pay • Suggested reading: • Smith, A Foreign Law in Translation, in Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems at pp. 267-76 • Yates, "Scaling the Tower of Babel Fish: An Analysis of the Machine Translation of Legal Information," 98 Law Library Journal 481 (2006)

  3. Useful Titles: • International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law • International Encyclopaedia of Laws • Germain's Transnational Law Research

  4. International Encyclopaedia of Laws • each individual title includes country-by-country monographs describing how each nation addresses the legal subject • some subjects include “codex” volumes with international treaties and possibly national legislation & case law

  5. International Encyclopaedia of Laws

  6. Germain’s Transnational Law Research • target audience is practicing attorneys • especially helpful for transnational litigation • includes research methodology as well as information about resources

  7. Research Resources: Foreign/Int’l

  8. China multi multi Americas China U.K. India

  9. multi Germany multi multi multi

  10. Research Guides, revisited: Check GAVEL to see if we have something in the Law Library on that country Law--china--bibliography Typical subject heading but also remember KEYWORD searching!

  11. GAVEL keyword searching: try country name with terms like “research*” or “bibliograph*” Korea and (research* or bibliograph*)

  12. Remember LLRX, GlobaLex and other Web research guides

  13. The old standby

  14. Check the Bluebook to see if the resource is official

  15. Check GAVEL to see if we have the title

  16. Reynolds & Flores includes online resources

  17. Reynolds & Flores: Sweden

  18. The Fine Print

  19. Law Library does not have this item • check GIL • ILL

  20. Who Has It? Check WorldCat

  21. Reynolds & Flores: Belgium

  22. Info about and links to many gazettes available online http://www-personal.umich.edu/~graceyor/doctemp/gazettes/index.htm

  23. World Constitutions Illustrated in Hein Online

  24. Constitutions of the Countries of the World

  25. Case Law • Possible subject headings in GAVEL: • law reports, digests, etc. -- country name • law reports, digests, etc. -- Argentina • subject matter -- country -- cases • administrative law -- France -- cases

  26. International Law Reports (ILR) • Court and tribunal decisions, in English, on issues relevant to the international legal system • includes national court judgments in addition to international tribunals

  27. Sample Contents from one volume of ILR

  28. European Commercial Cases • selected cases from national European courts in specific areas of commercial and business law • Common Market Law Reports • cases on EU law from EU courts and national courts

  29. International Law in Domestic Courts database

  30. International Law in Domestic Courts