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Researching Private International Law

This guide is intended as a starting point for the research of private international law. It is based on legal materials available in the DuFour Library in print format, through online subscriptions and on the Internet.

Getting Started

Finding the laws of a foreign country can be challenging for those accustomed to American legal research. The availability of sources varies widely by jurisdiction, and finding materials in English might not be possible. That being said, there are a number of useful tools available to today's researchers. The method will vary depending on the country you are researching, but this page provides some useful starting points.

Resources by Subject Matter

Multi-Jurisdictional Resources

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