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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

In England, obligation law commonly refers to the study of the laws of contract, torts and restitution, the principal (but not sole) sources of civil liability.

Holders of an Oxford SSO can access important commentary (in books and journal articles) - not just legislation and case law - on this area of study. The links below are to the major e resources

Print resources

The primary focus of this guide is the law of England and Wales. On the open shelves on Level 2 (the entrance level) of the Law Library are:

at shelf mark: KZ Capsule English law reference library with Halsbsury's Law, Statutes, & SI, The Digest, and the Current Law Legislation and Yearbook.

at  shelf marks KN5 to KN39  the major collection of works (both practitioner and student texts) on all aspects of the law of obligations: general works, then contract law, then tort.

NOTE. As all three topics are taught as part of Oxford University law degree courses, copies of the most heavily used Reading List titles are often in the Law Reserve Collection also on Floor 2.

Related Bodleian guides