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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 laws of contract, torts and restitution,  principal (but not exclusive) sources of civil liability in England.

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 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 you will find 

At KZ a capsule English law reference library with Halsbury's Laws, & related services, The Digest, and the Current Law Legislation and Yearbook.

At 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

Key library