Library Research Guides

New Research Guide: Brazilian Legal Research

Juan-Andrés Fuentes, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Research Librarian, has created a new Brazilian legal research guide. It includes information about the structure of Brazil’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: 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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Welcome, HLS LLM Students!

Your friends at the Harvard Law School Library – including Remy the Harvard Cat – look forward to seeing you in Langdell Hall this year! We are all here to help guide you through your research projects throughout the year. Get a head-start by checking out this welcome guide prepared by librarian Jennifer Allison: “Law Library Research: Introductory …

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Research Guides: Dispute Resolution

Jennifer Allison, Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law, has updated two research guides about dispute resolution. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Research guide contains information about common ADR methodologies, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and more. The guide includes example searches for ADR materials in HOLLIS (Harvard’s library catalog), along with selected books, journals, and online resources. Topics include: …

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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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Starting a Summer Law Job? We Can Help!

Check out HLSL Research Librarian / Instruction Coordinator AJ Blechner’s newly updated research guides: Prepare to Practice and Local Law Libraries. Prepare to Practice This research guide is a great place to start if you’re starting summer employment or a new job. Topics include 50-state surveys, legislative history, regulations, dockets, forms, current awareness, and more. Want to learn …

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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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Legal Research Strategy: help is on the way!

You have a legal research project … now what do you do? Your friends at the HLS Library are here to help. Check out librarian AJ Blechner’s newly updated guide, “Legal Research Strategy.” You’ll learn how to tackle a legal research project step-by-step, and how to create a strategy that will save you time, avoid mistakes, and improve …

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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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