Foreign Jurisdictions

New Research Guide: Colombian Legal Research

Juan-Andrés Fuentes, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research Librarian, has created a new Colombian legal research guide. It includes information about the structure of Colombia’s government, judicial, and legal systems, and explains the country’s primary sources including its Constitution, legislation, treaties, regulations, and case law. Links to secondary sources, legal terms, and additional information are included as well. …

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New Research Guide: Peruvian Legal Research

Interested in learning more about Peru’s legal system and legal research? Check out our new Peruvian Legal Research guide! Written by Juan-Andrés Fuentes, Foreign, Comparative & International Law Research Librarian, the guide covers Peru’s government and court structures, primary and secondary law, dictionaries and Spanish-English legal terms, a useful video to help you get started researching the laws …

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New Book: Legal Scholars and Scholarship in the PRC

Spanning nine academic institutions, 18 legal disciplines, and the work of 33 scholars, Legal Scholars and Scholarship in the People’s Republic of China, the First Generation, 1949-1992 portrays the key figures, notable works, and ideological and theoretical evolutions of Chinese law in the most turbulent and transformative period of PRC history. The author is Nongji Zhang, HLSL’s Librarian …

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Research Tip: Your Friend, the Legal Form

Legal forms may be the unsung heroes of legal research, especially for people with limited legal practice experience. Both Lexis and Westlaw have large libraries of legal forms that you can use as models for your own documents. Here a few examples of occasions where legal forms can help save you time and guide you in the right …

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Newly Updated: New Zealand Legal Research Guide

Librarian AJ Blechner has given our New Zealand legal research guide a brand new update, which will help you get your New Zealand research project off to a great start. The guide provides information about researching New Zealand law, including books, subscription databases, and free internet resources. Topics include: The history and structure of the New Zealand legal system …

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Great News From Germany: Legal Publisher Beck Verlag is Renaming the Palandt Civil Code Commentary

It’s an historic day in the world of German law following the announcement that the Beck Verlag, a prominent legal publisher, is renaming one of its most well-known titles, the Palandt Civil Code Commentary. I spoke and wrote briefly on this topic in my presentation and paper at Yale Law Library’s legal citation symposium this past spring. The …

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Newly Updated – Legal Research Guide for India

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 …

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New Title Spotlight: The Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public Policy

Palgrave Handbook of Intersectionality in Public PolicyOlena Hankivsky and Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, eds.2019ISBN 9783319984728HOLLIS record: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/99153809319903941/catalog A handbook on intersectionality in public policy might seem like a strange choice of a book to add to a law library collection. However, I disagree. For anyone considering a career that involves political leadership, lawmaking, regulatory affairs, community advocacy, or diplomacy, …

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New Title Spotlight: “Testamente und Erbstreitigkeiten” (“Wills and Inheritance Disputes”)

The law library recently added a very interesting book to the collection: Testamente und Erbstreitigkeiten: von Kriemhild bis Cornelius GurlittWalter Zimmermann2018, C.H. BeckISBN: 9783406730238 This book provides a historical survey of wills and inheritance disputes and includes transcriptions (in normal, readable font) of actual language from testamentary instruments.  Researchers who are interested in historical wills will especially enjoy …

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Today: Election Day in Israel!

Nearly 6 million people are eligible to vote in today’s Parliamentary election in Israel, in which several parties from across the political spectrum are vying for control of the Knesset. This is explained in a thorough English-language election primer written by Maayan Lubell and published by the Reuters news service, available at https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-israel-election-parties-explainer-idUKKCN1RJ0AQ. Polls are showing that the …

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