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German law: German law

Subjects: Law, Law - German Legal

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German law: quick start

The Bodleian Law Library's collection focuses on the laws/legal system of Germany  from 1871-1945,  of West Germany and of post-Unification Germany. Works on these periods are together, in a collection with shelf marks starting German. 

The Law Bod also has a smaller, distinct collection of works on the law of former East German (and some on Socialist law in general) Please click on GDR/DDR tab above. 

Holders of an Oxford SSO have access BeckOnline via link below. For German primary sources there also are a couple of free websites. 

The Bodleian Law Library's current print collection on the laws & legal system of Germany is on Floor 3. Most of the shelf marks start German. (The exceptions are the major Kommentare which start KV - the beginning of the entire collections move to the Moys classification system.)

Immediately after this collection, you can find  the smalle collection of works on the law of former East German. Their shelf marks begin German DR. 

The majority of these materials are - of course - in German. However there are some in English, such as the introductions to the German legal system below.