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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.

International (Private) Law Research: Key Points

International (private) law is the law governing disputes between citizens (human or corporate) of different countries and citizens (human or corporate) against a foreign country. Disputes in international (private) law are often solved via negotiation, arbitration, litigation, or a combination of these.

International (Private) Law Research: Steps

  1. If your topic is international (private) law, ready articles, books, and guides to identify if provisions of a private contract, laws of a foreign jurisdiction, rules of an international organization, or a combination of these will apple to the dispute.
  2. Note relevant citations to the appropriate law(s).
  3. Find the law(s) by interpreting citations.

International (Private) Law Research Guides & Databases

International (Private) Law Journals

There are thousands of legal articles on the subjects of international law (public and private).  For some examples, go to the "international (public) law" tab.  For additional examples,search HeinOnline, WestlawEdgeLexis Advance and Kluwer Arbitration

Books about International (Private) Law