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Public law: Public law

Subjects: Law

General or historical overviews

Below are some examples. To find more use the subject search

Public law - Great Britain or Public Law - England
Civil rights - Great Britain or Civil rights - England
Public law - philosophy
Public law - history

Looking to European origins

Public law: quick start

Some commentary available online:

There are Law Bod Libguides for each of the top-level topics of public law, and general ones for introduction to English legal databases & electronic tools generally.

In England, public law encompases constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, and tax law.

The current collection of monographs for these areas of law in England & Wales is on Floor 2. Some of the Reading List titles will be in the Reserve Collection, please just ask the staff at the desk if you would like to read one of these.

The majority of titles are on open access shelves, in the section of bookcases with shelf marks  (call numbers) beginning KM.

The top level of classification within KM is as follows:

KM 1 - KM 29 General works (covering all or more than one aspect of public law)
KM 31 - KM 141   Constitutional & administrative law
KM 171 - KM 199 Citizenship
KM 201 - KM 229   Civil & human rights
KM 231 - KM 259 Government
KM 300 - KM 307   Administrative law
KM 331 - KM 354 Public finance
KM 355 – KM 359 Taxation
KM 361 - KM 391 Local government
KM 400 – KM 416 Military law (includes martial law)
KM 500 – KM 565 Criminal law
KM 570 - KM 690 Criminal procedure

This section has works looking at public law in other common law jurisdictions. Books on the law of England & Wales/UK come first. When the third line of the shelf mark becomes capital letter + a number (as below), this is the indication that the focus of the book has moved to another jurisdiction - as:
A8 (Australia), C1 (Canada), I5 (Ireland), I7 (Isle of Man), G8 (Guernsey), J2 (Jersey), N4 (New Zealand), N8 Northern Ireland, S3 (Scotland), U4 (United States of America)

Public law the journal?

Public law - the journal with that title - is at Cw UK 300 P180  on Level 2, Holders of an Oxford SSO should note that Westlaw UK has full text articles from & including the 1986 volume of Public Law.

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