International Moot Court Competitions

Links and resources for international moot court participants

Online Research Guides: International Law Topics

An International Law guide by Jeanne Rehberg (N.Y.U.) is particularly useful because it covers the sources of international law, as defined in the Statute of the International Court of Justice (Article 38), and the subject areas of each of the major international moot court competitions. Some links in the NYU guide are to databases for which SCU may not have a subscription. Links to NYU's library catalog, Julius, provide bibliographic information on recommended titles. You can use this information to search OSCAR, Link+, OneSearch, and to make ILL requests for materials which are not available at SCU.

An International Legal Research Tutorial from Duke University and UC Berkeley Schools of Law is helpful because it explains concepts as well as linking to sources.

Other Mabie Research Guides on international law topics link to many additional online guides to international legal research.


The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition)
There are several copies in Open Reserve. Older copies are in the law stacks. See Rule 21 and Tables T3 and T4 for International Materials. See Rule 20 and Table T2 for Foreign Materials,

Prince's Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
The current edition is at Research Services. Older editions, including those entitled Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, are in the law stacks.

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations, 2nd ed.
New York University School of Law, Journal of International Law and Politics
The current edition is at Research Services; an older edition in in the Reference Collection: K89 .G85 2006

Three online source which list citations to many treaties and some other international materials are:

We have additional citation resources at Research Services. Please stop by if you are having difficulty determining which source a citation refers to.

Hein Online

In addition to searching Lexis and Westlaw, plan to use Hein Online when researching international law. In addition to law reviews and journals, Hein Online contains several libraries/collections which are particularly useful in foreign and international legal research. Among these are:

  • Foreign and International Law Resources
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Hague Academy of Collected Courses
  • Harvard Research in International Law
  • History of International Law Collection
  • International and Non-U.S. Law Journals
  • Treaties and Agreements Library
  • United Nations Law Collection

Heafey Law Library Research Team