FLARE Foreign Law Research

a collaboration between the major libraries collecting foreign law in the United Kingdom




FLARE Foreign Law Research

Project Aims

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FLARE is a collaboration between the major libraries collecting foreign law in the United Kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Chair), Bodleian Law Library, Squire Law Library, British Library, and School of Oriental and African Studies. It is working to improve the coverage and accessibility of foreign legal materials at the national level and to raise expertise in their use.

FLARE is a collaboration between the major libraries collecting law in the United Kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Chair), Bodleian Law Library, Squire Law Library, British Library, and School of Oriental and African Studies. It is working to improve the coverage and accessibility of foreign legal materials at the national level and to raise expertise in their use.

The relationship with the British Library and the development of the FLAG database have led to continued co-operation among the libraries concerned (IALS, The British Library, the Bodleian Law Library, the Squire Law Library and the School of Oriental and African Studies) and to the formation of FLARE - Foreign Law Research group. The aim of FLARE is to continue the aims of the earlier projects to develop collaborative collection policies, improve access to foreign, comparative and international law and to increase the expertise of library staff by providing information and training courses in the collection, management and exploitation of these materials. The website includes the union list of European official gazettes, course materials and documents produced by both FLAG and FLARE in furthering their aims. FLARE has been particularly helpful in advising the IALS development of the Flare Index to Treaties.

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