Legal Information Management, Volume 9, Number 4 (2009) contains a number of articles of interest to the legal researcher.
Three articles covering sources of Foreign and International law are particularly helpful.
Hester Swift’s survey of sources of U.S. law ‘US Legal Information’ (pp.267-272) outlines constitutional sources, Federal and State legislation, and sources of US case law.
‘Sources of Public International Law’ by Lesley Dingle (pp.273-283) describes the concept of International Law before looking at international conventions, custom and other useful sources.
‘Opening up the UK’s Foreign and International Law Collections’, by Peter Clinch and Hester Swift (pp.262-266), summarises the work of FLARE. In particular this article highlights the usefulness of FLAG (Foreign Law Guide) and the FLARE Index to Treaties databases, both of which help make locating sources of Foreign and International Law in the UK easier.
Filed under: Journals, Foreign Law, International Law