International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online

The International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online offers full-text searching across all archival content published in the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law over the last three decades.

Access

Onsite access is available to all IALS Library academic members. Offsite access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and postgraduate students and IALS Library academic members. 

Content 

The Encyclopedia is a systematic compilation of comparative law. Arranged in volumes, it includes descriptions of the legal systems of more than 150 countries, as well as comparative analyses of the main issues in civil and commercial law and related issues world-wide. Originally published in print one chapter at a time, online users may note the absence of certain chapters. This occurs where not all chapters for a particular volume were published in print. 

Browsing

The online Encyclopedia retains the general arrangement of the print version. Browse by the table of contents or print volume indexes. Volume I contains National Reports arranged by country; these give information on the legal systems for each country. Later volumes cover different legal topics. 

Searching 

Full-text searching across all archival content is possible. Boolean search operators are supported. 

Printing, downloading and emailing

Printing is available from each page.

Help 

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