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Levin College of Law

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law

This research guide provides an overview of foreign, comparative, and international law resources available at UF Law.

Comparative Law Research: Key Points

Comparative law is the study of the similarities and differences between the laws of two or more countries and/or the legal systems of two or more countries.

Comparative Law Research: Steps

  1. Identify the laws and/or legal systems you want to compare.
  2. Read articles, books, and guides about the laws and/or legal systems you want to compare. Follow the guidelines under the "foreign law" tab for help in researching foreign law.

Comparative Law Research Guides & Databases

All of the research guides and databases listed under the "foreign law" tab also apply to the study of comparative law - you must learn the laws and legal systems of two or more countries before you can compare them, right?!  In addition to those research guides and databases, the ones listed below may also be very useful:

Comparative Law Journals

The following journals provide informative law review articles on the subject of international (private) law.  See also the journals listed under the "international (public) law" and "international (private) law" tabs of this research guide.

Books about Comparative Law