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Introduction to Foreign and International Legal Research


This section lists general resources for finding foreign law materials by subject. It also provides research suggestions for selected subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. 

Multi-Subject Foreign Law Resources

Books in the Mabie Law Library

The Mabie Law Library print collection has a number of books on topical laws in specific countries or regions. 

For example, to locate a title on intellectual property or copyright law in Germany, you might try the following subject searches in our catalog:

Copyright -- Germany

Intellectual property -- Germany

A secondary source on comparative law topics on certain topics can also be helpful. For example, searching "comparative law" and copyright in the catalog brings up several print titles on this topic.

Constitutional Law

Intellectual Property

Labor & Employment Law

The International Labour Organization (ILO) maintains several online resources for foreign labor & employment legal materials: