Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law


Ralph Lansky

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This Article provides information about legal literature and research in the Federal Republic of Germany. Twenty-four basic works are reviewed, including a dozen important law books and legal periodicals and a dozen legal bibliographies that help to locate additional legal information. In addition, a few other publications are briefly discussed. This Article addresses the use of selective legal materials and as a result is very basic. Its objective is to introduce the novice to German legal literature.

Most of the books concern the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. A few that are published in that country cover comparative and international legal topics. These publications may be useful to students and researchers who are not specialists in German law.