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Legal Research at Princeton

Foreign Law

Foreign law refers to the domestic law of foreign countries (as distinct from international law, which refers to laws that govern the relationship between countries).  Foreign law can be difficult to locate, especially when the researcher does not read the language of the country in which he or she is interested.  The first step in any foreign law research project should be to consult the first database listed below, the Foreign Law Guide, which provides helpful bibliographic overviews of a country's legal system and sources of law.