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Foreign Law Research: Introduction

Beginning Foreign Law Research

To begin foreign law research:

1. Obtain background information about a country.

2. Evaluate the structure of that country's legal system (i.e. determine the type of legal system and sources of law for the country in question).

3. Consult secondary sources of law from/about that country.

4. Consult primary sources of law for that country.

Foreign and International Law Reference Works