International Legal Resources
on the Internet
Copyright 1996-2005, 2008-10 Ronald B. Standler
Table of Contents
History of Law
International Law, including collections of links to laws of individual nations
This document contains my collection of links to legal resources on the Internet
that I rarely use. I have avoided making a large collection of links, because
webmasters keep changing URLs, which makes any collection of links quickly obsolete.
My main collection of links for U.S. federal and state laws is posted at
Legal History Links
Prof. Paul Halsall at Fordham Univ. has a very large
collection of links to legal documents from ancient, medieval,
and modern (i.e., after the year 1500) eras.
Univ. Houston American Legal History links
Prof. Bernard J. Hibbitts
at the Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School, also see his webpage on
Anthony J.H. Morris, an attorney
in Australia, has a collection of links to legal history webpages.
Yale Univ. Avalon Project has
documents in law, history, and diplomacy.
on the Laws of England, the authoritative statement of law in the years 1765-1769.
Notice: This section is not comprehensive, because I rarely use international law.
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations International Law
foreign nations' copyright statutes (from UNESCO)
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- WIPO's translation into English of
Intellectual Property Laws of various nations.
- French Copyright Statute,
current March 1997.
- German Copyright Statute,
current July 1996.
World Trade Organization
Collections of Links to
Univ. Chicago Foreign Law
by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, which were last updated on May 2002.
Laws of Many Nations
Cornell Univ. Legal Information Institute
Harvard Law School Library's Research Guides:
see International or name of country.
Constitution Finder: links from the University of Richmond School of Law
Constitutions of many nations, from
Prof. Tschentscher at the Universität Bern
Notice: This section is not comprehensive, because I rarely use European law.
European Union homepage,
Eur-Lex European Union legal portal
European Patent Office
German courts make decisions based on the Constitution and Statutes, not on previous court
decisions (i.e., precedent). That is why collections of judicial opinions are not widely used
Webpages in the German language are identified here by text in German, with my translation
given in parentheses.
German Government Websites
German University Websites
The biggest German university legal website is operated by the University of Saarland.
Juristisches Internetprojekt Saarbrücken Hauptseite
(Internet Legal Project of the University of Saarbrücken homepage).
Archive of the old Law Web.
Freie Univ. Berlin Institut für deutsches und europäisches Wirtschafts-, Wettbewerbs- und Energierecht
Juristische Fakultät Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Univ. Konstanz law library
Univ. Mannheim Rechtswissenschaft
Commercial Websites on German Law
search of Bundesgesetzblatt
Jurathek from attorney Michael Hettenbach
LLRX German Legal Research
(in English language) by Rita Exter and Martina Kammer
LLRX German Business and Commercial Laws
(in English language) by Martina Kammer
Makrolog Recht für Deutschland
World Legal Information Institute links in English
Mark Obrembalski collection of German laws
Resources Outside of Germany
collections of German legal documents
Univ. Bern (auf deutsch)
Brigham Young Univ.
Primary Documents in English-language translation. Website by Richard Hacken.
Univ. Buffalo German Penal Code in English language
Univ. College London German judicial decisions translated to English
German Law Archive includes English-language translations
of German statutes. By Gerhard Dannemann at Univ. Oxford.
collections of links to German law
New York University
U.S. Library of Congress
Washburn Univ. in Topeka, Kansas, USA
Notice: This section is not comprehensive, because I rarely use UK law.
UK Patent Office has information on patents, trademarks, and copyrights
HMSO publishes acts of Parliament and other UK government documents
The Law Society of England and Wales
collections of links
Univ. of Kent links by Sarah Carter
Delia Venables Legal Resources for Lawyers,
arranged by topic
Notice: This section is not comprehensive, because I rarely use Canadian law.
Canadian Government homepage
Dept. of Justice
The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (formerly CanCopy)
collections of links
Because Canadian law libraries continue to change their URL, I only link to their homepage.
Univ. of Calgary law library
Canadian Legal Information Institute links to judicial decisions, etc.
Jurist Canada legal education links
a website by Prof. Bernard J. Hibbitts at the Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School
Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research, by Catherine Best,
a practicing research attorney and adjunct professor at the Univ. of British Columbia
McGill Univ. law library
University of Toronto law library links
York University law library
Notice: This section is not comprehensive, because I rarely use Australian law.
I am only listing homepages, to avoid frequently changing links at websites.
links to legal resources
High Court (analogous to U.S. Supreme Court)
Australasian Legal Information Institute, has copies of court opinions and much more
legal citation guide Univ. of Melbourne Law Review
WebLaw searchable database
Australian Copyright Law
The Copyright Law Branch of the Attorney-General's Department is
the official Australian Government agency for copyright law.
The Australian government does not register copyrights.
Attorney General's webpage on copyright
Copyright Council nongovermental organization
first posted 10 Oct 2004, revised 29 May 2010
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