The award-winning FLAG Foreign Law Guide gives legal researchers details about holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in the UK's academic, national and specialist law libraries. The last major update of FLAG was undertaken in 2013/14.
Increasingly FLAG proves to be a foundation upon which a national strategy for the acquisition and retention of foreign, international and comparative primary law materials can be built. In a time of reduced budgets it provides an important tool to identify gaps and overlaps in coverage aiding informed decisions on cancellation or rationalisation of resource provision.
Winner of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Wallace Breem Memorial Award in 2002.
FLAG was originally developed at IALS through an RSLP award. The FLAG Rebuild Project in 2013-2014 has been supported by the Flare Foreign Law Research group of libraries (a collaboration between the major libraries collecting law in the United Kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Chair), Bodleian Law Library - University of Oxford, British Library , Squire Law Library - University of Cambridge, and School of Oriental and African Studies ), the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), and the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London.