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Subjects: Law: Foreign Law

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the law and legal system of Ireland at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for Irish law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

Irish law : quick start

Online Resources

Holders of an Oxford SSO is required to access the first two databases below - they are the Law Bod's route to Irish case law.

The remaining links are to sites available to anyone with access to the internet which are excellent sources of Irish legal research.

On Level 2 - the level at which you enter the Law Library, you will find ....

Irish Law Reports at shelf mark Ireland 100
Irish Law Journals 
at shelf mark Ireland 300

Irish legal monographs. The current collection of Irish law books are part of the subject arrangement, with shelf marks starting K to KN.

Works on the Irish legal system have shelf marks beginning KL.
Works on public law have shelf marks starting KM and private law KN. In these sections the distinctive geographic code I5 in the shelf mark  indicates the work is looking at the Irish treat
ment of the topic. So if the Law Bod had a copy of the work on Irish contact law, written by Prof Boru, and published in 2000 the shelf mark would be KN10.I5.BOR 2000.

Please see the Books page in this guide for more detailed guidance

Irish legislation in hard print is on Level 1. 

Related Bodleian guides

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