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Free Legal Research Resources

Whether you are working for a mega law firm or putting out your own shingle, why spend money on legal resources you can get for free? Locate legal information you can rely on using free web - but don't forget to evaluate what you find.

Foreign Law

For foreign law (the domestic law of a foreign country), try LC Guide to law online:

http://www.loc.gov/law/

ASIL - ERG

The American Society of International Law's mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

International Law - Treaties

International Law is the law between nations or between citizens of different nations.  Private international law focuses on individuals from more than one country, usually involved in business or commerce.  Public international law is the custom and practice of sovereign states as they deal with each other and with individuals.  Treaties are binding agreements between or among sovereign states in written form and governed by principles of international law.

Multilateral Treaties

Many multinational treaties have their own websites or websites run by an NGO. These websites tend to have up-to-date information ratification by various parties, the details of any reservations, and many documents that assist in the implementation of the treaty.