Interlibrary Loan in Law Libraries The follow definition of Interlibrary Loan is of use in law library research: Some Law School faculty may obtain materials not owned by the Law School through this free service. The Reference Librarian will assist in this procedure. Resources See Also […]


A Thesaurus is an online database or a book of synonyms and near-synonyms in a written language, usually arranged conceptually, although dictionary arrangement is not uncommon. The first thesaurus of the English language, published in 1852, was compiled by Peter Mark Roget. For an online […]


"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." — Alvin Toffler See Education links History of Education In the following treatment of this subject, the theory and early history of education is […]


"Learning is, in truth, a very great and a very considerable quality; and such as despise it sufficiently discover their own want of understanding: but yet I do not prize it at the excessive rate some others do; as Herillus the philosopher for one, who therein places the sovereign good, […]

Legal Education

Note: for Education, in general, see here. Law Journals For information on Law School Journals and other legal journals and law reviews, see here. Law Education

Education to become a lawyer. Worldwide requisites

The educational prerequisites […]

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Outline UNESCO was set up in 1945 as a specialised and independent agency of the UN. Its main task is to promote international cooperation in the areas of […]


Ideology Definition Ideology may be defined as a comprehensive system of concepts and beliefs, often political in nature, held by a group or an individual. The term was coined by the French philosopher Antoine Destutt de Tracy, one of the so-called Ideologues, who attempted to reform […]

History of International Law

Ancient History The need for some principles and rules of conduct between independent states arises whenever such states enter into mutual relations. Rules governing the treatment of foreign traders, travelers, and ambassadors, as well as the conclusion and observance of treaties, […]

Black’s Law Dictionary

Black’s Law Dictionary The sustained popularity of this Legal dictionary since its appearance (like Bouvier’s Law Dictionary in the XIX Century) it was attributed to the scholarship and Learning of Henry Campbell Black, and to the plan adopted by him for the compilation of a legal lexicon. Now the editor is Bryan Garner, a lexicographer. … Read more

Doctrinal Research

Doctrinal Research The T. MANN, AUSTRALIAN LAW DICTIONARY defines Doctrine as ‘a synthesis of rules, principles, norms, interpretive guidelines and values’ which ‘explains, makes coherent or justifies a segment of the law as part of a larger system of law’. The term ‘doctrinal’, according to T. Hutchinson & N. Duncan (“Defining the doctrinal”, 17 DEAKIN … Read more

Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum A conversation with Martha Nussbaum, one of the world’s most prominent legal philosophers. As one of the world’s most prominent moral and legal philosophers, Martha Nussbaum, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s law school, has written at length about theories of justice, the fragility of human goodness, and the intelligence of emotions. … Read more

List of Top Free Legal Sites in English in 2015

List of Top Free Legal Sites and Law Blogging in English in 2015 List of Top Free Law Sites in English, according to SimilarSites The following are the most visited legal Blog Sites on the Internet, according to SimilarSites (Nov 2015), by countries: List of Top Popular Law Sites in the United States … Read more

Legal Encyclopedias

Legal encyclopedias provide (generally) a brief, integrated statement of the law. They pull together an enormous body of legal literature, definitions, rules, and practice points derived mainly from case law. Indexes and cross-references are provided. Sections may be written by experts or by […]

Legal History

Legal History “This abstraction called the Law,” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., once observed, is “a magic mirror, [wherein] we see reflected, not only our own lives, but the lives of all men that have been!”1 Holmes believed that this “magic mirror” offered historians an opportunity to explore the social choices and moral imperatives of … Read more

Law library

Law library or Law Libraries A law library is a type of special library with a collection consisting primarily of materials for Legal Research and study, including case law, federal and state statutes, international legal agreements, treatises, reference works, legal periodicals, and […]

Law Librarianship

Law Librarianship Note: for related information, see the entries Law library and Legal Research in this legal Encyclopedia. Legal Materials To find articles on law librarianship, check out: The Legal Information Management Index, which I believe is the only index to cover the field exclusively and extensively. Legal Indexes — the Current Law Index (a/k/a … Read more

Jurisprudential Thought

Jurisprudential Thought This entry covers the Schools of Jurisprudential Thought. Schools of Legal Theories Law has different meanings as well as different functions. Philosophers have considered issues of justice and law for centuries, and several different approaches, or schools of legal thought, have emerged. In this chapter, we will look at those different meanings and … Read more

Student’s Guide to Congress

Student’s Guide to Congress Editor: Bruce J. Schulman Since the 1980s, Dr. Bruce J. Schulman has been teaching and writing about the political face of the United States. He is Professor of History at Boston University. He has taken an active role in education. Other contributions from Bruce J. Schulman to the collection: Student’s Guide … Read more

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education Details Alternative Titles Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of Law & Higher Education Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education (SAGE Reference Online) Sage e-Reference, e Reference Editor Charles J. Russo, editor also of the Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law. Description from the Publisher This Encyclopedia of Law and Higher … Read more

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Encyclopedia of Education Law Bibliographic Details Title: Encyclopedia of Education Law Author: Charles J. Russo, editor. Publisher: SAGE Copyright: 2008 Description: 2 volumes Pages: 1012 ISBN: 1412963915 (ebook); 9781412963916 (ebook) Abstract: The ‘Encyclopedia of Education Law’ is a compendium of information drawn from the various dimensions of education law. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. … Read more

Encarta Encyclopedia

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Introduction Encarta Encyclopedia was a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft from 1993 to 2009. It was a “general” encyclopedia, in the sense that it was much like the printed World Book or Encyclopedia Brittanica which cover a wide range of topics. It was the one-stop-shop for virtual knowledge until the middle … Read more

Constitutional Law Outline

Constitutional Law Outline Law School Outlines Comparative Constitutional Law Outline For example, a comparative perspective of the comparative laws of the U.K. and the U.S. Comparative Constitutional Law, Politics, and International Human Rights Constitutionalism and Constitutional Law Constitutional Foundings and Transformations Constitutional Structures Structures of Judicial Review Diffuse, Generalist, Strong-Form Review: The United States Centralized … Read more

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics Second Edition: 2012 Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc. Publication date: in general, begining 2012 Series: Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition Series Edition number: 2 Pages: around 300 to 800, depending on the volume. BBBAAAXXX Volumes: Regulation and Economics: Van Den Bergh Staff Procedural Law and Economics: Chris William … Read more

List of Law Publishers in the World

List of Law Publishers in the World Note: there are a most comprehensive list in the Resources section. Domination of the legal information market Over the last decades, more in some countries (United States, United Kingom, Spain) than others, many of the smaller, independent legal publishers have been acquiring by major legal and non-legal publishing … Read more

List of Legal Education Law Books

Read about Publications and about Fair Use (in the U.S.) List of books and other materials about Legal Education This is a complete list of librarian-selected research resources (books and others) on Legal Education.selective reading list of books and resources 1000 DAYS TO THE BAR But the Practice of Law Begins Now, Tonsing, Dennis J. … Read more

Murdoch’s Dictionary of Irish Law

Murdoch’s Dictionary of Irish Law Introduction The Dictionary of Irish Law was first written to be a reference book that gives the reader a definition of the principal words and phrases encountered in Irish law. The dictionary fills that gap by providing a definition of key words, giving in most instances the legal source of … Read more

Penguin Dictionary of Law

The Penguin Dictionary of Law Introduction to the Dictionary This Dictionary has been written to provide a clear, but authoritative (within the constrains of the dictionary format) guide to the law: a social institution that most of us will come into contact with at some point in our lives. The primary focus of this work … Read more

Classification of Law

Classifying Law Note: see also Law Classification in this Encyclopedia In many countries, laws originate from three main sources: previous judicial decisions (common law), parliament/s (acts, statutes or legislation), and the Constitution (constitutional law). Legal Systems Legal Systems Civil Law Legal System Common Law Legal System Customary Law System Mixed Legal System Muslim Law System … Read more

Classification for Law Libraries

Classification for Law Libraries Moys Classification Introduction to the First Edition Part 1: Principles of Library Classification for Law books In compiling a library classification for any special subject, whether it be law, engineering or literature, the general rules of classification, such as the exclusiveness of categories and the comprehensiveness of the sum total of … Read more

Comparison of Library of Congress and Dewey classifications

Library of Congress vs. Dewey classifications about Law This is a comparison chart showing how the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress Classification schemes work in Law. 340 K Law KB Religious law in general. Comparative Religious law . Jurisprudence KD Law of the United Kingdom, Ireland, America. North America 340.971 KE Law of Canada … Read more

Library of Congress Classification Class K

Library of Congress Classification Class K System Many large law libraries from the United States, Canada (specially the major libraries, but not the law firm libraries) and other countries use the classification scheme developed by the Library of Congress (LC). Under this system, each item (like a book) is assigned a call number according to … Read more