Korean Legal Research

This is an introductory guide to English-language materials on Korean law

U.S. Department of State Resources

United States Foreign Relations

Research Guides

The University of Washington Law Library has two guides to Korean Legal Research :

The University of Iowa Law Library guide, Korea - Getting Started, covers both North and South Korea.

Two South Korean research guides are available from GlobaLex:


The Columbia Law School Center for Korean Legal Studies provides some links to Korean news and law sites.

Megasites from  the [U.S.] Law Library of Congress, Yale Law School (see the listing for South Korea) and Washburn University Law School’s WashLaw provide links to Korean government websites. See the Mabie Law Library Research Guide on Foreign and Comparative Legal Research for links to additional megasites, such as the World Legal Information Institute.

Heafey Law Library Research Team