International Law Resources

International Law Resources Research guides Guide to International trade law Sources on the Internet. A helpful overall guide to international agreements, International Organizations , United States government sources, country and regional business guides, and statistics. The site is […]


"Advocacy is the art of persuasion" Advocacy may be a promotion of a cause or point of view. It is also a general term related to a legal professional (advocate) who represents a client's interests in the courtroom; this term has no particular standing in English law, but is used in […]

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 […]

Foreign Laws

Foreign Laws Secondary Sources: The subscription-based Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World by Reynolds and Flores explains the legal bibliographies of most foreign countries, including subject-specific treatises in English [formerly published by F. B. Rothman as a looseleaf under the title Foreign Laws]. The blue pages … 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 […]

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

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

KF Modified

KF Modified Classification (Canada) KF Modified is the short form for KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian Law Libraries and is a classification suitable for legal collections in any common Law library . Generally, and contrary to the Library of Congress (LC) classification scheme, KF Modified organizes legal information by topic first and then … Read more

Ray A. August

Ray A. August Professor Ray August teaches in the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He is the coordinator for the College’s business law program and he teaches courses on international business law, public international law, cyberlaw, and American business law. His courses feature animated on-line lectures that students … Read more

Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary

Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary Since 1927, the Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary has provided English students and practitioners a succint guide to the special language of the law, which serves as well as a source of reference. His strenght has been traditionally the concise way (the 7th edition had 390 pages while the 6th Revised edition … Read more

Adhémar Esmein

Jean Paul Hippolyte Emmanuel Adhémar Esmein Jean Paul Hippolyte Emmanuel Adhémar Esmein (1848-1913), French jurist, was born at Tourvérac, Charente, Feb. 1 1848, In 1888 he became professor of law in the university of Paris, and in 1904 member of the Institute of France. His best-known works are Cours élémentaire d’histoire du droit français (1895) … Read more

Basic concepts to studying law

Basic concepts to studying law This is a list of indispensable precursor concepts for anyone interested in studying law. They are items that, if discussed in first year, will make the Learning experience more fruitful. Of course, students need not master the intricacies of these enormously broad and significant topics right at the outset, but … Read more

Legal research: resources for libraries

Some of the Websites presented in this section were created by universities or government agencies. Other sites come from professional associations or other organizations. The Websites are presented in alphabetical order. American Association of Law Libraries Washington Affairs Office The American Association of Law Libraries includes a number of items that are of interest … Read more

Legal research: Law of Libraries and Archives

Legal Research : Law of Libraries and Archives Knowing the laws affecting the librarians work is important, spacially with some issues, such as intellectual property, have been plagued by conflicting and confusing advice. Bryan M. Carson, a working librarian with a law degree, published “The Law of Libraries and Archives”. This work of nearly 400 … Read more

U.S. Criminal law careers links

U.S. Criminal law and criminal justice careers links Career Options To learn about various career options and what types of employment are available in the Criminal Justice field, check out the links below. You can learn about hundreds of job opportunities and career paths! Career Overview Criminal Justice USA HS Careers AllCriminalJusticeSchools Legal-Criminal-Justice-Schools CriminalJusticeDegreeSchools CriminalJusticeSchoolInfo … Read more

Legal concepts

Legal concepts The legal concepts change with the legal history. There are developments in the theories and concepts of law (including in separate doctrinal areas) over the past decades which have effect in the tort, contract, crime, property and Administrative law . Typical concepts in this subject are: harm wrongfulness, fault, responsibility, causation, liability, punishment, … Read more

How to search legal journal indexes?

How to search legal journal indexes? The recommended method for finding law journal articles is to use an index. Indexes allow searching by author, title, subject, and keyword. Many also include abstracts of articles, and online indexes usually link to the full-text of selected articles. Coverage in legal journal indexes is more comprehensive, both in … Read more

What is a law review?

What is a law review? Strictly speaking, a law review is a student-edited publication which is produced under the auspices of a law school and which publishes both pieces written by legal scholars and student-written articles and notes. Law reviews may be general in scope or devoted to specialized subject areas. Law review articles which … Read more

American Jurisprudence (encyclopedia)

American Jurisprudence (Am. Jur., encyclopedia) American Jurisprudence (Am. Jur.) is one of the most important country -wide United states Legal encyclopedias , similar somewhat to Corpus Juris Secundum , also now published by West. It is a very practice oriented encyclopedia that is less comprehensive that Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) but, as a result, is … Read more

Corpus Juris Secundum 2

Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.) is published by West and gives far more case citations (and is more difficult to use) than American Jurisprudence (encyclopedia). Attention is paid to providing citations that highlight jurisdictional differences. C.J.S. gives cross-references to other West publications and to West topic and key numbers. The print version … Read more

Legal Information Institute (LII)

Legal Information Institute (LII) First known for its coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, this site offers an extensive collection of both federal and state legal materials. LII’s current awareness section has a sign-up for email notification of U.S. Supreme Court and/or New York Court of Appeals decisions. Click on liibulletin to Subscribe . … Read more

Low cost internet US legal research

Low cost internet US Legal Research To be completed…. Judicial (cases, dockets, rules of court) Casemaker Exclusive partner with state bar associations for providing association members with access to primary Legal Research authorities, including case law, among other things. Loislaw 50-state case; U.S. Supreme Court Reports ; Circuit Courts of Appeal; U.S. District Courts; U.S. … Read more

Law Journals and Law Reviews

Law Journals and Law Reviews Law Reviews and Law Journals are scholarly publications sponsored by law schools. The vast majority are managed by law students. The articles are usually written by professors, except the “Notes”and “Comments”at the back of the issues, which are usually written by the students.Links to law review Web pages are posted … Read more

Web-based Law Library Catalogs

Web-based Law Library Catalogs United States Libraries Arthur W. Diamond Law Library, Columbia Law School (New York, NY) Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) George Mason University School of Law (Arlington, VA) Fordham Law Library (New York) Jenkins Law Library (Philadelphia, PA) The Library of Congress Catalogs (Washington, D.C.) Lillian Goldman Library at … Read more

Private international law resources

Private International Law resources Research guides ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law: Private International Law . A guide to Web sources mostly limited to multilateral treaty regimes. Jonathan Pratter & Joseph R. Profaizer, A practitioner’s research guide and bibliography to international civil litigation, 28 Tex. Int’l L. J. 633 (1993). A research guide … Read more


Textbook Textbooks are editions of books specifically intended for the use of students who are enrolled in a course of study or preparing for an examination on a subject or in an academic discipline, as distinct from the trade edition of the same title, sometimes published in conjunction with a workbook, lab manual, and/or teacher’s … Read more

Law Guides list

Law Guides list   Administrative law Guide Advanced Commercial law Guide Advanced Contracts Law Guide Advanced Criminal Law Guide Advanced Mediation Law Guide Advanced Mediation Law Guide Advanced Remedies Law Guide Advanced Revenue Law Guide Advanced Taxation Law Guide Advocacy Law Guide Animal law and Policy in United States Law Guide Animal law and Policy … Read more

Law Dictionaries

Law Dictionaries A Dictionary of Law Enforcement Oxford Dictionary of Law Hein Online , Dictionary of Jurisprudence Legal Latin Australian Law Dictionary (Oxford Reference Online) LexisNexis AU •Australian Legal Words and Phrases •Butterworths Encyclopaedic Australian Legal dictionary Merriam Webster Dictionary- with audio pronounciation for words Conclusion Notes See Also References and Further Reading About the … Read more

What is legal Commentary?

What is legal Commentary? An in-depth examination of a legal topic e.g. employment law, trusts, taxation, etc. Written by specialists – judges, practitioners, academics etc. A means of determining key case law and legislation See also: Definition of Commentary Commentary Sentence Conclusion Notes See Also References and Further Reading About the Author/s and Reviewer/s Author: … Read more

Non-law databases with law content

Non-law databases with law content Database – Coverage – Category in Databases page Academic Research Library – Multidisciplinary – Education EBSCOhost Megafile Premier – After opening EBSCOhost choose EBSCOhost Web. It is a collection of over 20 databases covering all subject areas. You can search individually or choose several for simultaneous searching. It contains full … Read more


Weslaw offers legislation, case law and journal articles for North America and United Kingdom. Unfortunatelly, it have limited coverage for some countries like Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Database content Westlaw contains a vast collection of legal sources including legislation and case law, articles, journal indexes, law dictionaries and legal encyclopedias. This page covers information … Read more


Lexis is a huge database which offers mainly North American content, but includes sources from other countries. It also offers extensive coverage for journal articles in full text Lexis provides access to extensive primary and secondary sources for the US. It also has a large collection of material for other jurisdictions, with a variable amount … Read more

Legal Trac

Legal Trac Legal Trac offers an index of journal articles, many of them in full text. LegalTrac indexes a wide range of legal journals from several, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Some articles are available in full text in LegalTrac, while a citation and/or abstract is provided for others. Full text articles may also … Read more

To be define law schools

To be define law The law is treated in a number of entries in this Encyclopedia. For a description of legal training and a general background, see legal profession. Entries that delineate the relationship of law to political structures are constitution; ideology; political party; political system. For articles that discuss the importance of law regarding … Read more

Trending law terms at Schools

Trending law terms at Schools Criminal Law Family Law Healthcare Labor law Executive Branch Automobiles Consumer Issues Estate Planning Business Law Judicial Branch Taxes Civil Rights Movement First Amendment Law Courts And Procedures Constitution of the United States Legislative Branch Marbury v. Madison Attorneys Brown v. Board of Education September 11th Attacks Retirement And Aging … Read more

Less and less popular law topics at Schools

Electronic Surveillance Child Pornography Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 Bankruptcy Act of 1841 Toll Hutto v. Finney Ex Post Facto Laws Federal Blackmail Statute (1994) Disciplinary Rules Customs Duties XYY Chromosomal Abnormality Defense Modus Operandi Democratic-Republican Party Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia Abzug, Bella Savitsky Evers-Williams, Myrlie Rosenblatt v. Baer Mail Fraud and … Read more

Definitively less popular law terms at Schools

Definitively less popular law terms at Schools Motor Carrier Act (1935) Clinton, William Jefferson Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1975) United Nations Participation Act (1945) Reproductive Rights Equal Protection Washington v. Chrisman Conjugal Abusive United States Military Academy (USMA; West Point) Hunting Stop Payment Order Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Romer v. Evans National Environmental Policy Act … Read more

Law popular topics at Schools

Family Law Criminal Law Healthcare Executive Branch Labor law Judicial Branch Automobiles Consumer Issues Estate Planning Courts And Procedures Business Law Legislative Branch Taxes First Amendment Law Espionage Act (1917) and Sedition Act (1918) Furman v. Georgia Attorneys Agricultural Adjustment Act (1933) Ku Klux Klan Act (1871) Retirement And Aging Civil Rights Movement Worcester v. … Read more

List of post about legal academic blogging

List of post about legal scholarship and blogging. Academic blogs I. American Constitution Society Blog 1. Bridging the Divide Between the Blogsphere and Law Reviews, Liz Aloi (Oct. 29, 2005) II. Althouse 1. Where are the women lawprof bloggers?, Ann Althouse (Jan. 09, 2006) 2. Blogging: is it serious or fun?, Ann Althouse … Read more

List of Law Professor Blogs

List of Law Professor Blogs the 13th juror 43(B)log Agoraphilia Althouse Antitrust Prof Blog Anupam Chander Balkinization BlackProf Business Law Prof Blog California Appellate Blog Chicago Law Faculty Blog Chinese Law Prof Blog The Commons Blog Concurring Opinions The Confrontation Blog Conglomerate ContractsProf Blog Counterfeit Chic CrimProf Blog Doing Justice Elder Law Prof Blog … Read more

Law Library and Librarian Blogs

Law library and Librarian Blogs BarclayBlog beSpacific Blogs @ Widener Law library (Delaware) Blogs @ Widener Law Library (Harrisburg) BoleyBlogs! of Lewis & Clark Law School CALLBlog2006 Carolina Blawg Cincinnati Law Library Blog Cleveland Law Library Weblog Connie Crosby Connie Crosby Links Dane Co Legal Resource Center Blawg FSU College of Law Library Blog The … Read more

Collection categories and entries

Collection categories and entries Conclusion Notes See Also References and Further Reading About the Author/s and Reviewer/s Author: international Mentioned in these Entries History of Legal Treatises.