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International Law Guide


Welcome to the D'Angelo Law Library Guide to International Law.

International law is the law that governs relations between nations, making the United Nations one of the most significant organizations in this area of law, but it also includes organizations such as the European Union (which, in many respects, blurs the lines between foreign and international law), the Council of Europe, and many others. It also applies to international conventions, agreements, treaties and all of the areas in which international relationships are governed by the law. This guide is intended to assist in the navigation of international law in its many guises. If you are looking for material on foreign law, which is the domestic laws of foreign nations, please consult our Foreign Law Guide.

As always, if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a reference librarian.


Given the complex nature of international law, it is helpful to have access to some basic outlines as to its structure. Below are a few of the better guides that will help to get a handle on the nuances of international law.

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