Resource Review: Foreign Law Guide

by guest author Dan Brackmann

“The Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is a well-known resource for librarians, researchers, law students, and practitioners interested in foreign and comparative law. Experienced users of FLG will note a number of improvements on the new platform. For now, browsing continues to be the best way to access content. Content has been organized to make it more accessible. Each jurisdiction has a ‘main page’ where you will find information on the government and legal system, primary sources of law, other print and online sources that are useful, and laws of the jurisdiction arranged by subject. The index of laws by subject has been refined to standardize terms and increase usability. Similar terms and concepts have been merged together into single headings and cross references have been eliminated.”

A portion of the FLG Home Page showing the different ways users can browse the collection.

The country page for Turkey discussing its legal system and giving links to primary authorities.

  • The FLG allows users to set up individual logins to store lists of starred items and customized labels.
  • Each country has its own page, including a discussion of its legal system and primary authorities.
  • Users can also easily compare the laws of different countries on the same subject using standardized subject headings.
  • The FLG also offers Boolean searching, but not quite as robustly as Westlaw or Lexis. Also, some of the connectors are non-intuitive so you’ll want to check the FLG User Guide linked below or the about page linked above.
  • Find the User Guide at

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