Individual Jurisdictions

Guardian Law

This section of the Guardian newspaper website focuses on legal issues providing free access to legal news, blogs and features. As well as legal news stories there are articles written by legal experts, links to news and comment from the Guardian's legal affairs team on Twitter and links to external legal blogs and websites through the Guardian Legal Network. There is also a weekly newsletter- The Bundle- which has a round up of news, comment, analysis, blogs and readers' views from Guardian Law and elsewhere on the web.

Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School)

The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School. It was founded in 1992 and provides free access to full text primary legal materials of the United States including Supreme Court decisions, decisions of the Court of Appeals, other federal courts, the constitution, state statutes and the US Code. Links are given to legal materials of other worldwide jurisdictions. Secondary materials include Wex a searchable, browsable legal dictionary and encyclopedia and an Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (online ed. 2010) by Peter W.

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases

An online guide to web resources for foreign and international legal research, on the New York University School of Law's Library website. Suggested materials and websites are presented with brief annotations in a series of subject sections. Sections covered topics such as: International law; International Business Transactions; Council of Europe; Environmental law; European Union; Foreign databases by collection and jurisdiction; Human Rights; International Criminal Law; International Organisations; International Treaties, United Nations Constitutional law of the UN.

NATLEX database

NATLEX is a database of information about national labour, social security and related human rights laws in over 190 countries and more than 160 territories. It is maintained by the International Labour Organization's International Labour Standards Department. The records which make up the database are written by legal professionals; they consist of abstracts and bibliographic details, with links to the full text of the laws where possible. NATLEX can be browsed by country or by subject and has a sophisticated search facility.

SSRN Legal Scholarship Network

The Legal Scholarship Network aims to facilitate the distribution of scholarly information related to law, economics and business; it is a division of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). It is free to join the Network, but subscriptions are payable for some of the services offered. Users of the Network can access research papers, conference papers, pre-print journal articles and other scholarly writings, either in the form of abstracts, or as full-text documents. Authors can submit their abstracts and papers online, for possible publication on the LRN website.

FLAG Foreign Law Guide

FLAG is a searchable directory of foreign and international law holdings in UK libraries. It helps to identify the best locations for particular materials and so makes foreign and international law more accessible to researchers. The database can be searched by jurisdiction, type of legal literature, and/or region of the UK in which the material is available. The FLAG website also provides background information, reports and other documentation, together with details of database updates.

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law

This website gives an introduction to the Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Sozialrecht, its staff, Library, teaching and research, in both English and German. Details of the Institute's publications are provided, including contents lists for its journal, "Zeitsschrift für Ausländisches und Internationales Arbeits-und Sozialrecht" (ZIAS), from volume 16 issue 3 (2002) onwards.

Supreme Court Decisions from around the World

A site giving access to Supreme Court decisions in individual countries or guidance on finding the information. Over 120 countries are currently represented on the site. The service has been developed and is hosted by Moss Tingrett, Moss City Court in Norway under the direction of the Chief Judge, Stein Schjolberg, and as part of an ongoing research project. Linked sites are in the appropriate national language with a few English language elements.

Eagle-i Service

Eagle-i is a legal information gateway service developed by the Library at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The service aims to identify, classify and publish comprehensive links to substantive materials and legal-interest resources worldwide. The service includes pull down menus and structured link pages that pinpoint resources and offer them by jurisdiction, organisation, and subject topic.

International Law Office

An international current awareness service for lawyers, developed by Global Business Publishing Ltd. in the UK. The site provides legal and professional news and links to items in legal newsletters from around the world (free registration required). Current and past news items can be retrieved by subject topic or country. The site also features an international directory of legal professionals and contact details for conferences and events.

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