This is a guide to UW-Madison Law Library and electronic resources for research in foreign, comparative and private international law/conflict of laws. The term Foreign Law refers to any domestic law of any country other than the United States . Comparative Law refers to the study of the similarities and differences between the laws of two or more countries, or between different legal systems. Private International Law (or Conflict of Laws ) refers to situations in which the laws of two or more countries might apply to a given transaction or occurrence, and to the body of jurisprudence that seeks to reconcile conflicting laws or decide which law applies in a situation where there is conflict.
Key Starting Points for research in Foreign and Comparative Law include: