Use the tabs above to understand how the Law Bod's collection is arranged. There is an Enquiry Desk on Level 2, just as you enter the main Reading Room: please do come and have a word if you are having any difficulty in using the library.
The Law Library's collection is fully catalogued on SOLO, Oxford University's online resource discovery tool.
Suggested subject searches to use
Arbitration and award +/- name of jurisdiction eg Arbitration and award England
Dispute resolution law +/- name of jurisdiction
And, as dispute resolution can also be a chapter (or more) within a book looking at commercial law generally, take a step back, and also search for Commercial law +/- name of jurisdiction.
For those wishing to learn more about using searches, we recommend the following:
To support research in this topic, the Law Library has subscriptions to
An interest in domestic commercial arbitration made lead you to explore different floors in the Law Library.
If your interest is England/UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, United States - Level 2 will have most books of use.
If your interest is in one of the European jurisdictions, Level 3 (one floor above the entrance level) is where SOLO results may also take you.
If your interest is another foreign jurisdiction - such as China, India or South Africa - Level 1 (one floor beneath the entrance level) is where SOLO results may also take you.
But as dispute resolution can also be a chapter (or more) within a book looking at commercial law generally, take a step back search for commercial law + name of jurisdiction.
If interested in the jurisdictions of England/UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and USA browse KN250 on Level 2
Examples of titles to be found on Level 3
On Level 2, the level at which you enter the Law Library, an area of the open shelf collection has books with 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.
Also on Level 2 is a smaller collection with shelf marks beginning Cw Gen. This has books where all the jurisdictions under comparison are (or were) members of the Commonwealth (the voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific).
Subject searches to use in SOLO
Arbitration (International law)
Arbitration and award, International
Arbitration agreements, Commercial
Conflict of laws - Arbitration and award
On Level 3, one floor above the entrance level to the Law Library, you will find the books with shelf marks beginning Internat and Private Int.
If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the print or ebook you are looking for, you can make a recommendation by completing the form below (Oxford Single-Sign On required).
If the Bodleian Libraries don't have the book you are looking for, we may be able to source it through Oxford's inter-library loan service.
There are a number of reasons why the Bodleian Libraries may be unable to provide electronic access to a resource. The ebooks guide explains some of these reasons: