International Legal Research in a Nutshell

Author: Hoffman, Marci B.
Edition: 3rd
Copyright Date: 2021
  • Publication Date: May 12th, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781684675845
  • Subject: Legal Research
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This Nutshell provides a basic introduction to international and foreign legal research for the non-specialist. It offers guidance through the unfamiliar pathways of research using international and non-US legal materials and demystifies the world of treaties and international case law. Since it’s aimed at the non-specialist, it provides straight-forward background information on the United Nations and the European Union and includes guidance using the documents and legal materials of these institutions. There are extensive links to the rich world of Web resources, but it also describes print research tools that remain important in this field. It also sets out a road map for approaching a research problem involving international, foreign and comparative law. Finally, there is information on keeping current on new information and resources as well as tips for how to do handle source collection and cite-checking an international law journal article.

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