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An Index to In Custodia Legis Legal Research Guides

The Law Library of Congress blog,  In Custodia Legis, is celebrating its seventh year in operation! During this time, we have published many research guides for both foreign and domestic law. I thought it would be useful to go back and revisit those guides in order to organize them into a basic index. Are there any additional research guides for specific areas of law or jurisdictions that you are interested in that we have not yet covered? Let us know in the comments.

Law Library of the Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 1895. Photograph. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b08826

Law Library of the Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 1895. Photograph. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b08826

Jurisdiction – United States

Animal Law

Caselaw

Constitutional Law

Consumer Protection Law

Contacting Congress

Contracts

Disability Law

Employment Law

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Evidence

The Executive Branch

Family Law

Federal Law and Legislative History

Immigration Law

Legal Drafting

L.G.B.T.Q.

Municipal Law

Nonprofit Law

Patent Law

Real Estate Law

Regulations

Small Claims

Supreme Court Records and Briefs

Treaties

Tree Law

Vaccinations

Water Law

Wills, Probate, and Advance Directives

Jurisdiction – Foreign and International

China

Cuba

Ethiopia

European Union

International

United Kingdom

 

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