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PS386 - International Law: Home

A Guide to Help Develop Case Briefs

Finding Great Resources for Research


Parts of the Law Library are currently under construction.  Please note the following:

The Circulation Desk is now operating in its normal location, at the main entrance to the Law Library. The Circulation Desk is open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Circulation Desk is not open on Saturday. The Circulation Desk is available by phone at 217-333-2915.

The Reference Desk is currently operating in Room 101A of the Law Building, in the Career Planning & Professional Development suite adjacent to the Peabody Drive door. The Reference Desk is open 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday; and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Reference Desk is not open on Saturday. The Reference Desk is also available by email at and by phone at 217-244-0614.

The Reference Desk is now also available via chat, Monday-Friday, Noon to 2:00 p.m., at

The Law Library's physical items are now available by request for faculty, students, and staff of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, through the online catalog. To request an item, please go to the record in the online catalog for the item, click on the "Request Item" tab, verify that the correct item is listed under "Choose item," and then choose UIUC LAW CIRC DESK under "Choose pick-up location" if you would like the item brought to the Law Library's Circulation Desk. 

IMPORTANT: Due to the continuing construction in certain areas of the Law Library, some items will not be available for request. These items are in the following Library of Congress (LC) call number ranges: 

  • JX3 -- JX18; JX6002 (International Law)
  • K1 -- K30 (Comparative Law, Journals)
  • K37 -- K9242 (Comparative Law, Generally)
  • KB (Religious Law, Generally)
  • KBM (Jewish Law)
  • KBP (Islamic Law)
  • KBR (Canon Law, History)
  • KBS (Canon Law, Eastern Churches)
  • KBU (Law of the Roman Catholic Church/Holy See)
  • KJ (European Law, History)
  • KJA (Roman Law)
  • KJC (European Law, Generally)
  • KJE (European Union Law)
  • KZ -- KZD (Law of Nations/Law of the Sea/Law of Space)

The materials that fall into the LC call number ranges above may still be requested from other libraries through I-Share and Interlibrary Loan by visiting

Introducing the University Library

Welcome to the Library Guide for PS 386 - International Law.  This was developed to assist you as you work on your case brief assignment.  We are here to help you so do not hesitate to contact us:

Lynne Rudasill, Global Studies Librarian -

Law Library Reference Phone: (217) 244- 0614 E-mail:

Legal Resources for the Project

Hein Online -  This is the premier historical database for your legal research.  You can enter your terms or case citations in the search box or you can select the  "All Collections" dropdown menu at the top left of the page to get more specific.  Hein Online provides access to the following resources that may be useful:

  • International and Non-US Journals
  • Foreign and International Law Research Database
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (not all are in English)
  • International Law Association Reports
  • United National Law Collection

If you are searching using the legal citation and not finding what you want, also try a keyword or two.

Oxford Public International Law - This site brings together a large number of titles for "one-stop" shopping.  It provides flexible searching for both cases and terms.

International Law Resources in Print

The Law Library contains materials on several international, foreign and comparative law topics. Student should search the library catalog to find materials that may be helpful for their research.

Subject Guide

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Fridays - 10:00-noon