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International and Foreign Law

Overview of the European Union

European Union Law including Brexit in a Nutshell (Ralph Haughwout Folsom, 2021)
European Union Law in A Nutshell is a compact resource on the EU that covers the history of the EU including BREXIT, EU legislation, and the European Court of Justice. It also addresses the free movement of goods and people, technology, and antitrust law in the EU. Newer edition available on West Academic (login required).

Smit & Herzog on the Law of the European Union (Lexis password required)
Commentary on the principles and legal powers of the EU.

European Union Websites

EUR-Lex: A database of legislation, treaties, and case law of the European Union and member countries.

European Court of Justice
Gathers case law and information about a tribunal that enforces and interprets EU law and ensures compliance with treaty obligations.

Official Website of the European Union: Presents statistical and narrative information about the goals of the European Union as well as its law and functions, including economic data and official documents. 

  • European e-Justice Portal: Gathers legal information on matters including legislation, case law, court procedures, and specific legal subjects including family law, money claims, and legal registration of businesses and land.
  • European Parliament: Find news and calendar information as well as videos and live streams of discussions and debates of the government body, whose members are directly elected by member states.

Subscription Resources

Westlaw European Union (Westlaw password required)
This database has decisions of the European Court of Justice; EU legislation as published in the Official Journal; the EU Treaties, and miscellaneous secondary sources.

Lexis European Union (Lexis password required)
This database has decisions of the European Court of Justice and EU legislation.