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Books on Public International Law
For more treatises, consult a research guide or check:
Restatements and Other American Law Institute Publications
The American Law Institute (ALI) is an organization of prominent American legal scholars who publish restatements (summaries) of U.S. case law on a wide variety of topics. Because ALI is generally written by U.S. scholars with an emphasis on U.S. law, international courts and tribunals are less likely to find its works persuasive but U.S. courts find its work extremely persuasive and the U.S. Supreme Court routinely cites the Restatements on international law issues.
Restatements on international law include:
In addition to the Restatements, ALI produces other legal publications covering international law issues:
Journal Articles on International Law
Many journal articles on international law can be found the same way you would find any journal article, by searching Legal Source, HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw:
Searches legal articles and books from the early 1900s onwards. Search by keyword or click Thesaurus in the top left corner to retrieve lists of sources by subject.
HeinOnline Law Journal Library Advanced Search
Searches legal articles from the 1800s onwards. The most comprehensive full-text database of legal periodicals.
Lexis Law Reviews and Journals- International Law
Law reviews are available under Secondary Materials > Law Reviews and Journals. Click International Law for journals focused on foreign and international law topics.
Westlaw Law Reviews & Journals- International Journals
Law reviews are available under Secondary Sources > Law Reviews & Journals. Journals specifically on international and foreign law are available under International Materials > International Journals.
However, for even more in-depth coverage specifically of foreign and international law, you should also check:
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
A specialized index that searches articles on foreign, international, and comparative law. It includes both foreign legal journals and U.S. legal journals that focus on foreign and international law issues. It provides links to any articles available on HeinOnline and, more importantly, citations to many articles that are only available in print and are otherwise not searchable.
For more guidance on locating journal articles, please see: