Introduction to Foreign Legal Research

Vanderbilt subscription databases and free sources of foreign law online

Introduction to Foreign Legal Research Techniques

This research guide will help you to begin doing foreign legal research using the resources at Vanderbilt University and those available on the free web. The recommended research process is to use research guides to help you find out about the foreign legal system and to help you locate official legal documents. Then use secondary sources to help you get a basic understanding of the law and to lead you to primary sources. Sometimes foreign legal documents will not not be available in English translation.