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French Law: Books and Other Print Materials

This resource guide is meant to assist students in researching French law.. Additional materials are available; please feel free to stop by the reference desk for assistance.

Background Sources

When working with an unfamiliar legal topic, your goal is to learn as much about it as possible before you begin looking up primary law or even scholarly commentary.

The sources on this page are specifically designed to provide you with background information. These sources will help you to understand the history and structure of French Law, pinpoint and interpret unfamiliar terminology, and distinguish the most reliable primary sources.

Introductory Works on French Law

French Treatises in English

French Law Legal Dictionaries

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