comparative law

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

The Boston College International and Comparative Law Review is a biannual journal publishing commentary on international and EU law issues. It includes articles by both students and academics. Each spring issue of the journal features articles on a variety of international and comparative law topics; each winter issue is a survey of European Union developments. The website makes available several old issues of the journal (1999 to 2002), free of charge.

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Online version of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, which is produced by Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. First published in 1958, the journal is available on this website from 1994 onwards. It publishes scholarly articles on a range of legal topics relating to Canadian, international and comparative law. The website offers browsing by author, title or volume number and there is a basic search facility.

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is a London-based organisation working in the fields of commonwealth law, comparative law, European law, international law and conflict of laws. BIICL was established in 1958, incorporating the Grotius Society and Society of Comparative Legislation. The website describes the institute's aims and activities focusing on the international rule of law and legal order, human rights and the development of international commercial and financial law.

Oxford University Comparative Law Forum

This web-based journal and discussion forum was established in 2000 by members of the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford. Its aim is to promote the study and discussion of legal issues from a comparative perspective. All articles are available in full, free of charge. Most of the articles are in English, but a few are in German or French with a summary in English. Users are encouraged to register for a free discussion platform via a brief online form and to submit comments on the articles.


LESIJ.JS is an open-access online journal provided by Nicolae Titulescu University in Romania. It covers covers all areas of law, but focuses particularly on topics that cross traditional branches of the law and the relationship of law to other disciplines. Topics covered include criminal justice, socio-legal studies, criminology, European private law, internet law and intellectual property law. As well as the current issue, back issues are available back to 2006.

Institute of European and Comparative Law

Website of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, a specialist research centre based at the University of Oxford whose aim is to enhance the Law Faculty's teaching and research activities in the field of European law. The site gives profiles of academic and administrative staff and research fellows at the IECL along with details of courses and publications. There is information on conferences and events taking place at the Institute including online materials from past events.

Comparative civil procedure: a guide to primary and secondary sources

Online guide to comparative civil procedure research. The guide was written by Radu D. Popa, Assistant Dean and Director of NYU Law Library, and Mirela Roznovschi, Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law at NYU Law Library. The guide, last updated in January 2013, provides an introduction to the subject, followed by references to works covering comparative civil procedure, civil and common law systems and encyclopedias and treatises covering several jurisdictions.

Children's rights: international and national laws and practices

Online guide examining children's rights in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia and the United Kingdom (England and Wales). The guide is provided by the Law Library of Congress. There is background to the children's rights movement, an introduction by Dr. Rubens Medina who is Law Librarian at the Library of Congress and a preface by the Honorable Ted Poe, Representative for the 2nd District of Texas, United States House of Representatives.

Amsterdam Law Forum

The Amsterdam Law Forum is an open access journal produced by the Law Faculty at VU University in Amsterdam. The journal is published quarterly and contains articles on contemporary international, European and comparative law, scientific papers and book reviews.

Waseda Bulletin of Comparative Law

Website of the Waseda Bulletin of Comparative Law made freely available online by the Waseda University Institute of Comparative Law. Issues from issue 1 (1981) onwards are provided in full text (PDF) with the exception of the most recent issue. Earlier issues are password protected. Each issue contains a number of feature articles and a round up of legal developments in constitutional, international, administrative and labour law, the law of property and obligation, civil procedure and bankruptcy and criminal law and procedure. The Bulletin is mostly in English.