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Law Libraries

American Association of Law Libraries
The 5,000 member American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. It represents law librarians and related professionals including law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies. The site contains a high quality selection of legal research links to the millions of pages of U.S. and international legal material on the Internet..

Argentinian Law Library (Portal Juridico)
This website provides access to legal information and documentation in Argentina and Latin America. In addition, this website also has links to other online legal information sources in Argentina. The information on this website is in Spanish.

Indiana University Law Library
Database with information of legal interest from around the world, including full text on-line availability of journal articles, access to publications, portals, directories, laws, constitutions, and information about government agencies, international institutions, and law firms.

Internet Law Library
The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) provides free public access to the basic documents of U.S. law as well as the law of most foreign countries. Because many of these documents reside on servers outside the control of the House of Representatives, no guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy or the timeliness of the data are made.

Law Library of Congress -- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
GLIN maintains and provides a database of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources. The documents included in the database are contributed by the governments of the member nations from the original official texts which are deposited, by agreement of the members.

Law Library Resource Exchange
Provides information on Internet-based legal research and other legal technology-related issues.

Northwestern University Library
Provides a significant collection of links to international institutions and government agencies.

Roadmap to International Development Business
This website provides information and links on multiple facets of the development business marketplace and how to pursue opportunities financed by major International Financial Institutions, such as the World Bank, in the development sector.

World Bank Law Library
This site is an organized collection of links and tools which focus primarily on international organizations, international law, treaties, and laws of nations, with links to their constitutions, parliaments, legislation, ministries and news sources.

Legal Electronic Forums

Access to Justice Forum
Provides a global medium for exchanging information and providing resources such as articles and reports for people working to improve access to justice.

Legal Information Technology Resources

American Association of Electronic Reporters & Transcribers, Inc. (AEERT)
The AAERT is a nonprofit organization that provides access to educational opportunities for electronic reporting and transcription professionals. This website also provides information on the benefits of effective courtroom administration in the justice system.

Coalition for Judicial Information Management (CJIM)
CJIM is a membership organization for vendors of courtroom technology resources. The aim of CJIM is to facilitate the distrubution of these products and enhance the efficiency of courtroom administration. CJIM is part of the National Court Reporters Association.

Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute (IJIS)
IJIS is a U.S. Department of Justice funded institute whose purpose is to provide information and technology assistance on the integration of justice systems on a state and local level.

Legal Meta Sites

American Law Sources Online
A comprehensive, uniform, and useful compilation of links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Database that can be searched by law topic, region, country, or special interest.

Google Annotated Web Guide: Regional
This site provides a broad range of links to national Internet sites worldwide.

Law Guru
This site provides a host of information for and about attorneys, links to most sources of U.S. law, and links to information on the law of most other countries.

A French language mega law site.

Legal Resources in Europe

Links on Japanese Law
Contains links on Japanese law, including legal publishers, law journals, law faculties, research institutes, and government institutions.

The United Nations Systems of Organizations Website Locator
This index is a database for the United Nations System of Organizations individual websites.

World Law
A global catalogue and search engine for law.

Legal Research


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Democracy and Rule of Law Project
The Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace evaluates and analyzes the many issues surrounding the role of democratic values and the rule of law in today's dynamic international system.

Center for Research Libraries
CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

Constitution Finder
This index offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents.

Cornell Legal Information Institute
A comprehensive national and international legal resource site.

Foreign Primary Law on the Web
This is part of the University of Houston Law Center Library system, providing links to only foreign primary law

GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators developed jointly by the Development Data Group and the Gender and Development Group of the World Bank. It offers statistical data and other data on several subjects, ranging from health and education to political poverty. The Gender and Development Group has also developed a series of gender and development briefing notes that examine the legal aspects of gender equality.

Global Law Review
A site focused on India Law and international resources.

HG Worldwide Law Events Calendar
Directory of continuing legal education, conferences, and related events. Search by date, type of event, topic, or location.

Hieros Gamos Legal Research Center
Access to information on law from around the world, legal associations, bar associations, legal publications, professional journals, directories, law practices, law schools, and legal news.

Judicial Sector Indicators
This is a World Bank information system to design perfomance indicators for the judicial sector. This information can be used by the individual countries to assess their performance and assist in planning for the future. In addition, judiciaries may be encouraged to exchange information about their progress in judicial reform, share experiences, and transfer knowhow from the most successful judiciaries to those implementing reforms.

Juris International
Juris International is a multilingual collection of legal information on international trade. Juris International aims to facilitate and reduce the work involved in research for business lawyers, advisers and in-house counsel, and state organizations in developing and transition economies, by providing access to texts which have often been difficult to obtain. In English, Spanish and French.

Jurist Legal Education Network
A legal information mega site providing both topical information, a World Law section and American law school webcasts.

Legal Journals on the Web
Information on legal journals, as well as some full text articles. Maintained by the Law Library of the University of Southern California Law School.

Legal Research on International Law Issues
A guide to conducting legal research on the internet.

Legal Research Network (LRN)
LRN is an initiative of the Centre for International and Public Law and the Law Program (Research School of Social Sciences) at the ANU.
The immediate purpose of LRN is to provide an on-line communication channel for legal researchers.

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)
The goal of LSN is to facilitate the distribution of scholarly information related to the areas of law, economics, and business throughout the world.

New York University School of Law - Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases
The Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases is one of the resources available in the library at New York University School of Law. At the center of an international partnership to build a global law library, NYU Law Library is continually expanding its extensive electronic holdings to develop the most comprehensive legal collection possible.

Oxford University Press - Sample Case Material
A wealth of case materials are available to view in PDF format.

Political Database of the Americas
The Political Database of the Americas is a nongovernmental project begun in 1995 by Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in conjunction with the OAS. Via Internet it offers free information on reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies, and statistical data on the countries of the hemisphere in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Yale Law School: Avalon Project
Documents in law, history and diplomacy from the 18th century through the 21st century.


Argentina Law
Information on Argentina Law including topical/subject areas, primary materials, supplementary information, country specific links, and country law firms.

Belgium - DroitBelge.Net
Belgian law portal. In French.

Canadian Legal Information Institute
This site provides all access to all Canadian law. In English and French.

Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE)
CALE was established in 2001 and conducts research on the legal and political systems of selected Asian countries making the transition to a free market. The Center provides a forum for discussion of law in Asia through conferences and publications.

Development of the Internet for Asian Law (DIAL)
DIAL is a project funded by the Asian Development Bank which aims to facilitate access to legislation-related materials on the Internet.

Directory of Justice Sector Entities of Andes Pact Countries
Links and information for justice sector entities for Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. In Spanish.

Droit Francophone
This site is part of the Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie, and has many links to francophone lega sites. In French.

EU Accession Monitoring Program (EUMAP)
The EU Accession Monitoring Program (EUMAP) is a program of the Open Society Institute that is monitoring human rights and the rule of law in ten Central-Eastern European and five largest EU countries.

ILI India Law Info
A legal services site from India offering structured information and specialized legal services.

Islamic Law Infobase
A major goal of this infobase is to provide English translations of the works of classical jurists. The infobase also provides access to the works of modern scholars, who contribute to the site.

JurisWeb is a comprehensive Spanish legal information site.

Korean Legal Research Resources on the Internet
Provides free public access to Korean law resources, including current statutes, decrees, administrative regulation, treaties, case decisions, and other legal information.

Latin American Network Information Center
The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, is the premier Internet directory/portal specialized in delivering filtered, organized, content-rich information about Latin America.

Law Web Saarbrucken
Information on German laws, legal cooperation, courts, lawyers and the Administration of Justice, events, and press releases.

Provides free public access to French law resources and judicial websites..

Macedonia - Technical Assistance to Draft Trade Laws
European Agency for Reconstruction Project mandated to help prepare primary and secondary legislation that meets the specific needs of the Macedonian economy while complying with the EU acquis communautaire and the terms of their WTO agreements.

Mexican Law Review
Containing specific article on reform in Mexican courts; "The Elements of Judicial Reform: A Multidisciplinary Proposal for Studying Mexcian State Courts."

Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (POGAR)
The objective of this site is to provide resources on governance in the Arab states, focusing on the three main concepts, participation, rule of law, and transparency and accountability.

San Diego Virtual Tour of the Court
The San Diego courts provide a tour of their facility via the Internet, describing the function of the judge and court officials. The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida has a similar virtual tour feature on its site.

Reference Materials

Annotated Bibliography Legal Institutions of the Market Economy
This bibliography is being prepared by the World Bank’s Legal Institutions Thematic Group to assist project managers, research staff, and others working on legal and judicial reform in developing and transition countries.

Asian Law Centre Bibliographic Database
The Asian Law Centre bibliographic database is offered to the public as a service to assist students and scholars of Asian legal systems.

Cornell Legal Research Encyclopedia
The Legal Research Encyclopedia is a compilation of US and International legal resources to enhance access to and awareness of these materials in their varied formats, including print, microform, CD-ROM, WESTLAW, LEXIS, and the Internet. Citation to research tools and direct links are provided.

Dictionary Links for 260 Languages has multiple links to the 10 most common languages and additional links to 260 other languages.

Provides a selection of dictionaries that you can use on the Internet, some of which are bilingual or translate from and to most of the EU languages.

English Thesaurus and Dictionary for Windows
WordWeb Pro is a quick and powerful English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to lookup words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words.

Find Law’s Legal Dictionary
A legal dictionary by FindLaw online legal resource.

Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at SDU
The center's mission it is to to develop and support the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States through research, technology, and publications.

Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
A bi-monthly journal on current legal issues.

Women in International Law
Comprehensive bibliography with extensive links to information pertinent to women legal professionals and regarding women's legal issues. Site hosted by the University of Chicago.

Numerous legal dictionaries and glossaries.

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