The Mendik Library, within New York Law School, brings together a list of resources for free or low cost legal research. The focus is on the American legal system, but the materials could be useful to many legal translators.
As NYLS says, the resources are also a great way to get started with research if you don’t have access to paid databases or if you want to get an overview of a topic before using potentially expensive searches. Continue reading
Do you spend time searching for case law? Thanks to one of the academic authors, I have just been made aware of a really useful 179-page report published earlier this year entitled On-line Publication of Court Decisions in the EU: Report of the Policy Group of the Project ‘Building on the European Case Law Identifier’.
The report contains extensive comparative research on the online publication of court decisions in Europe. Continue reading
iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, is a new research centre dedicated to the study of international courts, their role in a globalising legal order and their impact on politics and society.
This well organized simple website provides access in particular to judgments, the India Code, and various court websites.
The Google Scholar interface (scholar.google.[com or your country code]) is named for its function of searching academic articles. However, it has ‘hidden’ extras – such as a search of patents, and a search of US case law.
Since the end of last year, the search can be refined by court jurisdiction – as you can see from the partial screenshot below (click to enlarge). The search can also be filtered by date range.
The Press Service at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has published a series of Factsheets on subjects ranging from data protection to trade union rights, and from detention to social welfare.
The Factsheets describe important jurisprudence at the institution and there are currently 36 available – in English, German, Russian and French.