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Legal & Judicial Systems in Countries Around the World

Sources on legal systems, constitutions, and constitutional courts. Prepared for Comparative Law & the Courts, LSJ 367


This guide identifies selected print and online sources describing the legal systems of foreign countries and their constitutions and constitutional courts. It also describes research strategies for locating books, law review articles, and court opinions. It was prepared for Comparative Law & the Courts, LSJ 367.

Book call numbers and locations are specific to the Gallagher Law Library, unless otherwise indicated.

The Law Library is open to members of the University of Washington community and to members of the public.

HeinOnline, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, LegalTrac, and Nexis Uni are commercial databases to which the Law Library and/or UW Libraries subscribe [UW Restricted].

For more information on foreign, comparative, and international legal research, see the Gallagher legal research guides, especially the guide on Foreign Law Research.

Related Guides

See Foreign & International Law in the law library's list of guides.

See International Studies in the University Libraries list of guides.