This research guide was created to meet the research needs for the "Environmental Governance in the Developing World" class taught at VLS in the summer term. However, anyone who has a research topic on Environmental Law and Policies in Foreign Countries will find this guide helpful.
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When starting a research topic on foreign or comparative law, your first step should be to use English-language to acquaint yourself with the characteristics of a foreign legal system, using journal and news articles, and books.
Secondary sources often provide background, context, and commentary on the legal issue.
For guidance in citing to laws from a jurisdiction outside the U.S., consult Rule 20 and Table 2 of The Bluebook, available for checkout at the Information Desk.
Rule 20 provides general guidelines for citing to foreign law. Table 2 lists sources of law, along with sample citations, for 43 jurisdictions.