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Library Guide for the Chicago Journal of International Law (CJIL)

Foreign & Comparative Law Databases

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).

ChinaLawInfo (Chinese law database - Chinese-language interface version; see also LawInfoChina - English-language interface).

Constitutions of the Countries of the World - full text of foreign constitutions in English, English translation, with constitutional chronology, and bibliographies.  See also Historical Constitutions.

Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories - full text of foreign constitutions in English, English translation, with chronologies, and bibliographies.  See also Historical Constitutions.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) (inlcudes the Statutes at Large and law books).

English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1867) (via HeinOnline).

Foreign Law Guide - Reynolds & Flores' guide to legal systems and sources of major codes, court cases, and other primary and secondary law for jurisdictions of the world (including information on English translations, law by subject,  and links to websites).

Global Competition Review (GCR)(internaitonal journal of competition policy and regulation online; foreign and international antitrust law and regulation).

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN).

HeinOnline:  European Center for Minority Issues.

HeinOnline:  Israel Law Reports (and Israel Law Review).

HeinOnline:  Legal Classics (includes foreign legal treatises such as on continental European legal history).

HeinOnline:  Scottish Legal History (Stair Society).

HeinOnline:  Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law.

HeinOnline:  Session Laws Library (Australia, Bahamas, Canada).

HeinOnline:  World Constitutions Illustrated (WCI; including current and historical foreign constitutions and constitutional law monographs).

HeinOnline:  World Trials Library.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP).

International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) (25 encyclopedia sets online via Kluwer Law International).  See our Guide for detailed contents.

iSinoLaw (Chinese law database with English translations).

JustCite - Justis citator for UK Statutes and International Law Reports (I.L.R.).

Justis:  Singapore Law Reports (SLR).

Justis:  UK Statutes - includes every Act of Parliament from the 13th century to the present, with PDF images and noter-up.  Some similar content in Statutes of the Realm via HeinOnline and Statutes at Large via ECCO.

LawInfoChina - English-language interface version, Chinese law database; see also ChinaLawInfo, Chinese-language interface version.

LexisNexis for Law Students - includes case-law for Australia, Canada, China (via the LNCHNL file), Commonwealth, England & Wales, Hong Kong, India (not updated), Ireland, Israel (Supreme Court), Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore (but this may have been removed), South Africa (constitutional and tax cases), United Kingdom; Doing Business .../Business Transactions in...(Matthew Bender treatises).; Hungarian Rules of Law in Force (1990-2002); Economic Law of the Russian Federation (Garant); BNA Tax Management Foreign Income Portfolios; Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digests.; non-English news.

LLMC Digital (covers primary law and secondary sources for selected foreign jurisdictions).

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 (Gale/Cengage Learning)(includes historical UK law treatises).

Manupatra (Indian law database).

SourceOECD (see OECD iLibrary)- includes economic surveys, labor and population statistics,  member-country competition policy information, and the OECD Journal of Competition Law and Policy (foreign antitrust law).

vLex - global foreign law database which contains cases, statutes, and other legal materials in 13 languages for 134 countries. It is strongest for the law of the following countries: Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Portugal, Italy, the UK, Belgium, France, and the U.S..

Westlaw - includes case-law for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and the UK; U.S. treaties.

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII).  Includes databases of foreign primary and secondary law.

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Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law
Librarian and Lecturer in Law
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School
Room 207