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Law: Topics/Jurisdictions

This guide is a list of sources for theses and dissertations. It will also help you find potential topics for your dissertation.

For more information...

...on specific jurisdictions or subjects, choose from the tabs above or the links below.  Contact the Law Librarian if you'd like to see other subjects included.

Finding Law Reports from jurisdictions beyond the UK

We do hold some printed law reports from non-UK jurisdictions, (see Rough Guide below), but our online resources are very much more extensive.

There are separate guides for International, European, Canadian, Commonwealth and United States law but see below for some general information on finding law reports from other jurisdictions .

Both Westlaw and Lexis Library contain a wealth of reports from around the English-speaking world, including Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, India and South Africa .  Please note - these reports are not immediately accessible from the home pages.  To access on Westlaw, use the Services tab, then International Materials. 

When using Lexis Library, if you know the title of the report series you need, type the title into the Lexis 'Find a Source' box (see below).

If you do not know the title, but wish to check by jurisdiction, choose Sources, then Browse Sources and use the drop-down Country box (see below).

Justis also offers some case law from jurisdictions not covered by the main services, most notably from Singapore and parts of the Caribbean.  Many countries now provide free access to case law and legislation, so it is always worth checking WorldLII's country listing.



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