Chapter 1, Getting Started
All freely available websites are available below. Updated and new sources as well as new content follow the footnotes below, organized by section of the Coursebook.
Sample Exercise (Instructors: Feel free to download and edit as you see fit. Please email us for the answer key.)
FN #3, World Legal Systems (Juriglobe)
FN #4, Hague Conventions
FN #6, Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ Statute)
FN #10, Updated version of Parry & Grant Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Law (3rd ed. 2009) and is now available electronically by subscription.
FN #14, International Constitutional Law
FN #15, Government Gazettes Online
FN #17, World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)
FN #18, Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT), this site has not been updated since 2008.
FN #19, Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
FN #20, Victor Essien, Researching Ghanaian Law (Globalex)
References to page numbers in parentheses refer to pages in the Coursebook.
Section I.A. Basic Concepts: National Law
Patrick H. Glenn, Legal Traditions of the World: Sustainable Diversity in Law (4th ed. 2010) (See page 3.)
Section I.C. Basic Concepts: Comparative Law
Comparative Law: A Handbook (Esin Örücü & David Nelken eds. 2007) (See page 5.)
Peter De Cruz, Comparative Law in a Changing World (3rd ed. 2007) (See page 5.)
Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (Jan M. Smits ed. 2006) (See page 5.)
Mary Ann Glendon, et al., Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell (3rd ed. 2008) (See page 5.)
Section II.B.3. Types of Legal Materials Used in Research: Background and Secondary Sources, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Abbreviations
Parry & Grant Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Law (3rd ed. 2009) and is now available electronically by subscription (see page 13).
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law online edition, by subscription (see page 14).