This guide provides information, resources, instructions, and tips for researching foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL).
It will continue to be updated after its January 2012 release, so check back frequently for additional information and resources.
For more information about FCIL research, please contact Jennifer Allison, the library's FCIL librarian.
This Guide has four main sections:
- A comparative introduction to FCIL: "FCIL: What is it?"
- A guide to foreign and comparative law research, with research examples
- A guide to public international law research, with information about treaty research, the United Nations, and the European Union
- A guide to private international law research, including specific information about how international legal rules and norms affect litigation in U.S. courts
To navigate through the guide, click any of the links in this box, or click the subject tabs at the top of the screen. Each section includes several sub-topics, which are displayed in a menu-type list when you mouse-over a subject tab.
To return to this screen at any time, click the Home tab at the top of the screen.
A Word About Books...
For instructions on how to use the law library's electronic catalog to find books, see our Guide to Using the Law Library Catalog.
Remember that the books in the library are organized by subject, as indicated by their call numbers.
Although this guide is thorough, it is not exhaustive, and cannot list every book in our library collection discussing foreign, comparative, or international law. Therefore, you may find additional relevant resources by browsing the shelves near the books listed in the guide.
Law students may check out books for three weeks.
If you would like to access a book that we do not have in our collection, it can be ordered for you through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
If you think that our collection is missing an FCIL-related book, published within the last few years, that would be beneficial to our law students, please email Jennifer.