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International Legal Research

How to Use this Guide

The purpose of this research guide is to provide an overview of a variety of topics involved in conducting legal research internationally.  For many of the topics, there are additional research guides available for more in-depth research within specific subjects.  The getting started tab helps with grasping the many complexities to conducting legal research and should be a starting point for those unfamiliar with how international legal research works.

For those individuals looking for laws specific to one or a few countries, the best place to start is either the foreign law tab or the comparative law tab.

As always, if you get stuck, feel free to contact a reference librarian at Georgia State's Law Library here.  This page leads to the main library page, and library staff are available to chat during regular reference hours.

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction produces interactive lessons authored by legal scholars and professionals that cover substantive law, as well as legal research and writing. The lessons include a mix of background information and questions.

Developing a Research Strategy

Before diving into a research project, it's essential to have a strategy for how you will conduct your research. 

At the Law Library, we've developed a research worksheet that you can use to help organize the information you've been given and develop a plan for your research. Feel free to make copies and use it as you're given research assignments.

Study Aids

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