This guide is designed to provide resources for students researching the laws of specific foreign countries. It is especially useful for students doing cite checks for the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
Looking for a research guide on foreign and comparative law generally, or EU Law? See this guide.
Looking for a research guide on international law? See this guide.
These websites give you online access to legislation, case law, and regulations of other countries. Not all are official.
- Cornell Legal Information Institute: Global Law
The LII collection of world legal materials gathers, country by country, continent by continent, the Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions, and related legal material from around the globe.
- Global Legal Information Network
The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. (Site under construction and inaccessible as of 9/9/2013)
- Institute for Transnational Law
A source for French, German, Austrian and Israeli legal materials in English.
- World Legal Information Institute
A collection of websites that provide free access to case law, legislation, regulations, and in some cases secondary legal materials, such as law review articles, for hundreds of jurisdictions around the world.
- Google Translate
Translate either one phrase or an entire webpage from/to dozens of languages
- Bing Translator
Translate to/from commonly spoken languages (not as many as Google Translate)
- Word Reference
One-word-at-a-time translations in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.