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Advanced Employment Law Seminar: Comparative Law Research

This research guide identifies resources of use to students enrolled in the Advanced Employment Law seminar.

Researching Foreign & Comparative Law

  • Start with a law review on Westlaw or Lexis or other academic journal article to identify foreign legislation.
  • To find the full text of the legislation, use Globalex or the Foreign Law Guide to identify online sources of primary law for the jurisdiction.
  • The International Labour Organization's Working Conditions Laws Database summarizes labor and employment legislation from countries around the world.  To find paternity leave laws, select "Browse by Category," click on the Maternity Protection tab, and check the box next to "Paternity Leave."  
  • Check Global Regulation, which provides access to a rapidly growing searchable database of 763,843 regulations from jurisdictions around the world. For example, searching for "paternity leave"  returns results from 73 countries.
  • Bloomberg BNA's Labor and Employment Practice Center includes international labor and employment law treatises and practice guides.

Guides to Finding Foreign Law