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Obligations law: Home

Subjects: Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law of obligations 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 contract, torts, and restitution, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Law of obligations: quick start

This guide is designed to help with study of the modern laws of contract, torts and restitution,  principal (but not exclusive) sources of civil liability in England. If you are interested in the history and developement of these areas of law within the common law tradition you may find a section of our guide to Legal History helpful.

Holders of an Oxford SSO can access English legislation and case law, and important commentary (in form of books and journal articles) online. Principal examples are below. Please visit other tabs/pages in this guide for further guidance.

Sources available to all with access to the internet

For the primary sources of English law we recommend:

Print resources

The Law Bod's print collection is spread across four (4) floors. Readers have access to all via either stairs or the lift.

In brief

Are you looking for a Reading List title?

If yes do take note as to whether the SOLO result indicates that it is the location called the Law Reserve. If it does this is on Level 2, the level at which you enter the law library, but in a separate section to the main run of books.

Open shelf layout

Level 2 (the entrance level to the library)
Has works on the laws of all parts of the British Isles, Australia, Canada, Ireland, NZ and USA. Also comparative works, the Roman law collection and the Anglo-American legal history collection.
Level 3 (one floor above the entrance level)
Has books on the laws of the jurisdictions of Europe and the European Union, public international law, and conflict of laws.
Level 1 (one floor below the entrance level)
Has books on the laws of the remaining jurisdictions.

Other pages in this guide provide more detailed help with finding Books on Contract law, Books on Restitution, Books on Torts, and on Remedies and Damages.

Related Bodleian guides

Key library