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Latin American Jurisdictions: Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law and legal systems  of the countries of Latin America 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 Latin American jurisdictions, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Latin American Collections in the Bodleian Law Library

You will find the Central and South American countries on Level 1(The floor below the entrance to the Library.)  Monographs, primary sources (predominately law reports), and law journals (from & including 2000) are each in separate blocks.

The strength and depth of holdings for these countries in the LawBod varies considerably

The shelfmarks are based on the country's name .

Comparative studies can be found in the area with the shelfmark General. This is on the main Reading Room Floor, Level 2. 


Works relating to aspects of public or private international law (conflict of laws) can be found on Level 3, one floor above the entrance level. The shelfmarks for these are Internat and Private Int respectively.

If your interest in these jurisdictions is interdisciplinary, or you would just like to set the law in context your SOLO searches will probably reveal useful reading material held in other parts of the Bodleian.

CLACSCO (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Red de Bibliotecas Virtuales de Ciencias Sociales en America Latina y el Caribe (Redalyc)

These collections are multi-disciplinary not just law.

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Kathryn Tyne
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