Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New Database: Foreign Law Guide

The Law Library recently subscribed to the Foreign Law Guide database. This database briefly discusses the legal systems of more than 150 jurisdictions and includes citations to major codes and collections of case law including English language translations. For each jurisdiction there is a listing of major statutes and regulations by subject. This is THE SOURCE to use if you want to discover what the official sources of law for a particular jurisdiction are. Foreign Law Guide doesn't contain the text of statutes or cases. But it does lead you in the right direction to find these sources of law. Hypertext links to free and official sources are included throughout. OCU Law students and faculty have access to this database on campus and off from the Law Library's databases page.