Globalex For Foreign, Comparative & International Law Research

When it comes to foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) research, you can't beat Globalex.

From Globalex's website:
GlobaLex is committed to the dissemination of high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools in order to accommodate the needs of an increasingly global educational and practicing legal world. The information and articles published by GlobaLex represent both research and teaching resources used by legal academics, practitioners and other specialists around the world who are active either in foreign, international, and comparative law research or those focusing on their own domestic law. The guides and articles published are written by scholars well known in their respective fields and are recommended as a legal resource by universities, library schools, and legal training courses. The tools available in GlobaLex will continue to expand to cover international law topics, countries and legal systems thus providing a coherent and encompassing research tool for all constituencies.

When I have to do research on another country's laws, Globalex is always my first stop. The information is very comprehensive and covers many of the legal systems throughout the world.

In March, there were many updates to Globalex documents, including:
Research Guide to International Weapons Law by Gudrun Monika Zagel
Gudrun Zagel is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of the Federal Army Munich. She received her legal education from the University of Salzburg Law School as well as from the University of Texas School of Law at Austin, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Previous work places include the Department of International Law at the University of Salzburg, where she held the position of an Assistant Professor, and consultant at the Office of the Legal Advisor of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gudrun is the author of a treatise and numerous articles on international economic law and co-editor of Smit & Herzog on The Law of the European Union (Matthew Bender).

UPDATE: Canon Law Research Guide by Don Ford
Don Ford is Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian at the University of Iowa College of Law. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law (1985), an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences (2002), a BA (International Relations) from the American University (1980), and a BA (German Area Studies) from the American University (1980).

UPDATE: A Guide to Legal Research in Costa Rica by Roger A. Petersen
Roger A. Petersen  is an Attorney at Law, member of both the Costa Rican Bar and Florida Bar Association.  He is the author of The Legal Guide to Costa Rica and a partner with Petersen & Philps of San Jose, Costa Rica.

UPDATE: Japanese Law Research Guide - Update by Keiko Okuhara
Keiko Okuhara is a librarian at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law Library.

UPDATE: Guide to Legal Research in Nicaragua  - Update by Andrea M. Vidaurre Lovo
Andrea M. Vidaurre is a Nicaraguan lawyer who holds a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She obtained an L.L.M in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law in 2012  She currently works as a corporate and litigation attorney in the firm of Munguía, Vidaurre, Zúniga in Managua, Nicaragua.

UPDATE: Philippine Legal Research by Milagros Santos-Ong 
Milagros Santos-Ong   is the Director of the Library Services of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She is the author of  Legal Research and Citations  (Rexl Book Store) a seminal book published in numerous editions and a part-time professor on Legal Research in some law schools in the Metro-Manila.


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