Foreign Domestic Law

Legislation

Judicial Decisions

Journal Articles

Federal Law

State Law

Judicial Decisions

PACER*

  • Public Access to Electronic Records from the United States Federal Courts.
  • "Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service."
  • To obtain information from this system, please speak to a Reference Librarian.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Making of Modern Law (US Legal Treatises, 1800 - 1926) - Full-text, early British & U.S. legal treatises on a large variety of subject areas, as published from 1800 through 1926.
  • Legal Classics - Available via Hein Online, Legal Classics includes more than 2,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Benjamin E. Cardozo, and many more! In addition to many “classics” this collection also includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.
  • Note there are a few U.S. legal textbooks available in the Law Library
  • Harvard's book collection
  • Books Worldwide
  • Law users, place an Interlibrary Loans Request

Reference Materials

  • WestlawNext Canada* - Visit the International tab and choose Westlaw International - Directory to locate content.
    • Black's Law Dictionary
    • Corpus Juris Secundum (US Law Dictionary)
    • American Jurisprudence (US Law Encyclopedia)
  • Wex - Free legal dictionary and encyclopedia online from Cornell
  • Data sources include USAFacts.org and FedStats.

Session Laws

  • http://legislation.gov.uk - The Official Home of UK Legislation
  • JustisOne - Choose "login" from the top right of the page.
    • All Acts of Parliament (1235 to present) - covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from medieval times to the present day as enacted, including repealed legislation.
    • UK Statutory Instruments - The only complete electronic archive of secondary legislation from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from the 17th century to the present day.
    • UK Local Acts (1797 to present)- All as-enacted, full-text local legislation from 1797 to date, incorporating a growing collection of private and personal legislation.
  • Law Library- Full collection of UK statutes
  • LLMC - Select historical laws

Consolidated Law

Judicial Decisions

  • Commonwealth Law Reports

Noting Up Cases

  • Quicklaw*
  • WestlawNext Canada*
    • International Tab - Westlaw International - In the Directory, under "International/ Worldwide Materials" choose "UK" - Choose the folder for cases - Locate the case. Choose "Related Information" tab on the left menu, and then choose "Citing References."

Journal Articles

Books

Reference Materials

Sources

  • KluwerLaw Online - European Union - Journal Articles pertaining to EU and Europe.
  • LLMC - Historical primary sources and manuscripts for foreign domestic law.
  • HeinOnline - Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
  • WorldLii - Worldwide Sources for Law
  • Global-Regulation - Search 1.34 million laws from 51 countries, in English. Find, compare and analyse global regulation.
  • Index to Common Law Festchriften - The German word Festschrift is now the universally accepted term in the legal academy for a published collection of legal essays written by several authors to honour a distinguished jurist or to mark a significant legal event. For access to the full text materials, please request via interlibrary loans.

Updated: April 19, 2018, MJames.