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Finding Foreign and International Sources for Journal Members

This guide is intended to assist journal members with finding foreign and international sources.

Foreign Law vs. International Law

Foreign law refers to "the law of another country" (e.g., the law of Germany, the law of France, etc.). International law refers to "the legal system governing the relationships between countries," including "international organizations and individuals." [Black's Law Dictionary, 10th ed.]

The Bluebook provides guidance for citing foreign materials in Rule 20 (Foreign Materials) and Table 2 (Foreign Jurisdictions) (as of the 21st edition of the Bluebook, Table 2 is only available online). The Bluebook provides guidance for citing international materials in Rule 21 (International Materials) and Tables 3 (Intergovernmental Organizations), 4 (Treaty Sources), and 5 (Arbitral Reporters). 

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