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Africa: sub-Saharan jurisdictions: Books

Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Finding commentary in the Law Library

The LawBod shelves its collections of printed materials for individual African nations in discrete sections, with shelf marks including the country name (or an abbreviation of it) on Level One. Please ask a member of staff for directions when you visit the Law Bod.

Depth of coverage varies considerably: you may well discover that for some countries the collection has an historic rather than a current emphasis. Our largest collection is for South Africa - for more information on this jurisdiction please consult our dedicated guide)

Printed works which deal with more than one jurisdiction (eg comparative studies) are in a separate section of the LawBod with shelf marks starting General or KB, on Level Two.

Also on Level 2 is our legal philosophy collection, with shelf marks starting Jurisp.

On Level 3 are shelved works on public international law & human rights - shelf marks starting Internat -  private international law - shelf marks starting Private Int - and criminology - shelf marks starting Crim.

Comparative & Pan-African Approaches in the Law Library

On Level 2, an area of the open shelf collection have shelf marks beginning General. This is where you will find comparative studies, and works surveying the response to legal problems in two or more jurisdictions

Other libraries in England

There are several London libraries which may be able to help you with your African studies. Please follow the links below and search their online catalogues to see if temporary membership and a visit would be worthwhile.