U.K. Legal Research

An introduction to print and electronic sources for researching law in the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  Many of the materials listed in this guide are in the compact shelving section of the Mabie Law Library, but materials may be in Folio, Remote Storage or other locations. Please note the location listed for individual items.

Other Research Guides

Legal Research (Stott, 2d ed.)
Law Reference KD392 .S76 1999

Legal Research in England and Wales ( Warren, 1996)
Law Reference KD392 .J43 1996

The Scottish Legal System (Walker, 1997)
Law Compact Shelving KDC331 .W34 1997

British Statutes (Harvard)

Law Reports of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (Harvard)

English Law (Duke)

Guide to Law Online: United Kingdom (Law Library of Congress)

UPDATE: A Guide to the UK Legal System (GlobaLex)

Heafey Law Library Research Team