comparative law

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas is an association for the study of legal mixtures and movements. Its President is Sean Patrick Donlan from the University of Limerick in Ireland. The association has developed an interdisciplinary approach to comparative law, encompassing anthropology, geography, history, philosophy and sociology in relation to law. The website has a blog and gives information about the association’s publications, projects and events.

Law Professor Blog Network

This American website hosts a set of more than 40 law blogs edited mainly by academics. Many of the blogs cover particular areas of law, including international and comparative law as well as many aspects of US law, but there are also blogs focusing on legislation, legal education, legal technology and other topics. The Law Professor Blog Network was founded by Paul Caron of Pepperdine University School of Law, together with Joseph A. Hodnicki.

Academic Network for Legal Studies in Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Odysseus Network)

The Odysseus Network conducts comparative academic research into the immigration and asylum law of the EU and its member states. It was set up with the financial support of the European Commission's Odysseus programme and is based at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The website describes the work of the Network and provides the contents pages of its publications, or links to the full text. Information is also given about its summer schools, and all the Network’s annual reports are available in full. English and French versions of the site are available.

Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law

Open-access online journal published three times a year by the University of Cambridge. The Journal was first published in 2012; it covers international and comparative law and related domestic, regional, transnational and international legal regimes. An annual special issue is devoted to analysing the work of the UK Supreme Court in the previous judicial year. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer review process. The CJICL website provides all issues of the journal free of charge, in pdf format. The site also has a blog and gives details of the Journal’s annual conference

Legal scholarship blog

The Legal Scholarship Blog features discussion on legal scholarship resources including law-related Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Workshops in the USA and internationally. The service was established in 2007 by Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law. There is a search facility and option to browse posts and news organised by area of law.


Jurispedia, the shared law, is an academic project utilising an open source Wiki format which aims to offer information about all of the laws of every country in the world and is concerned with systems of law as well as legal and political sciences. The service provides information about the law and user-contributed articles relating to thirty countries currently.

Death Penalty Worldwide

This website provides information and analysis relating to death penalty law and practice in around 90 countries. It was established by Professor Sandra Babcock of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern Law School's Bluhm Legal Clinic in the US, in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. The site’s main component is the Death Penalty Database, covering capital offences; treaty ratifications; national and international cases; methods of execution; statistics on death sentences and executions; and other topics.

Federation of European Employers

The Federation of European Employers is a non-profit organisation representing the interests of large multi-national employers who wish to keep within the letter and spirit of EU law on employment rights. The site has a large amount of information on topics such as pay and working conditions across Europe, EU directives, national labour laws, cultural differences, working in the EU and EU statistics.

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.

Columbia Law School Research Guides

A series of International, Comparative and Foreign Law Web guides prepared by Silke Sahl, International, Comparative and Foreign Law Librarian at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School, New York, USA. Each guide is presented in HTML format and suggests relevant legal research resources with bibliographic details, local library locations and website addresses. The guides cover topics such as: Treaty Research; the United Nations; Researching Public International law; and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.