Newly Updated – Legal Research Guide for India

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Supreme Court of India, by Jennifer Allison, 2019

Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law Jennifer Allison has recently updated a legal research guide, “Introduction to Researching Indian Law.

The guide now includes a quick overview of India’s legal system, including links to websites for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Indian government.

It also provides instructions to access and use the the law library’s two subscription databases for Indian law, Manupatra and SCC Online, and how to search the the Harvard Library’s HOLLIS library catalog for books and journal articles on Indian law.

There is an extensive list of links to open-access legal journals published by many Indian law schools.

Don’t forget: the Harvard Law School Library has been collecting legal materials from India for many years! Our collection has a large number of historical and contemporary works in print, both in the basement stacks in Langdell Hall (call numbers for books on the law of India start with “KNS”) and in our offsite storage facility.

We look forward to welcoming Harvard affiliates back to the law library in person, so you can become reacquainted with our one-of-a-kind collection of law books from all over the world!

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