Researching Israeli Law

The law library recently subscribed to HeinOnline’s Israel Law Reports Library (Pepperdine Wavenet user credentials required for access). This library is a wonderful resource for students who want to find Israeli case law and legal secondary sources for their research projects, but who do not read Hebrew.

HeinOnline’s Israel Law Reports Library

This library has two components: the Israel Law Reports (1946-2006) and the Israel Law Review (1996-2010).

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El Codigo Civil Federal de Mexico

A wonderful bilingual edition of the Mexican Civil Code, published in 2009, was recently added to the law library’s collection. The Mexican Civil Code covers multiple areas of law, including family law, property law, the law of successions, the law of obligations, and contract law.

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Researching Comparative Constitutional Law: HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated Library

HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated Library features comparative constitutional materials from around the world. This library compiles these materials in a way that is easy to browse, highly searchable, and extensively cross-referenced.

This library includes actual constitutional texts. It also contains historical and current secondary sources that discuss the constitutional development for every country in its collection.

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Comparative Law Research with Martindale-Hubbell Law Digests

When starting a comparative law research project, one helpful research tool is the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest, which is available to Pepperdine law students through the LexisNexis legal database. This resource provides short, basic explanations of laws and legal principles from many jurisdictions around the world.

The digest is organized by geographical region, as follows:

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East/Africa
  • North America
  • South America

An “International” digest of laws from over 80 countries is also available.

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Vive la France!

The law library recently added a few new titles to the collection that you can use to research French law and legal principles.

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