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Subjects: Law - Foreign Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law and legal systems of the countries of continental Europe and Scandinavia at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for European and Scandinavian jurisdictions, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Using this guide

Navigate through this guide by clicking on the tabs at the top of this guide - note some have drop down menus too. 


The Law Bod print holdings vary in strength. The current collections are on Level 3 - except for Ireland which is with the British Isles on level 2.
Our largest collections, and best subscription databases are for those jurisdictions taught at Oxford - France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. But this guide is designed to also be a portal to reliable online resources to supplement what we have.

Looking for a reliable English translation of a country's constitution? Try:

(Also) interested in the law of the European Union? Go to 

For help with the law of the UK (and its jurisdictions) and the Republic of Ireland please use the guides below