EU Law Websites and Web-based Resources

The Legal Scholarship Network is a searchable database of law articles, organized and hosted by the Social Science Research Network. It is a highly useful compilation of scholarly information related to law for legal, economics, and business scholars and practitioners throughout the world.

Official EU sites: Eur-Lex is the newly relaunched "portal to EU law." It aims to provide a complete electronic archive of legal and juridical texts from all the institutions, and contains the complete L and C series of the Official Journal, in all 11 EU languages, background information on EU legislation in force, links to key documents such as white papers, and much more. The European Union's Curia site focuses on the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, providing recent case-law (full texts), pending cases, and cases removed from the register. The European Court of Human Rights site has information on the current composition and history of the Court, pending cases, judgments and decisions, and basic texts, inter alia.

The European Journal of International Law site provides a fully searchable database of all book reviews published to date, a forum for discussion, and the table of contents as well as a full text version of the lead article in each recent issue.

The International Law In Brief is a collection of developments in international law, prepared by the Attorney-Editors of International Legal Materials (of the American Society of International Law). This bi-weekly resource contains analytical abstracts of significant documents reflective of the broad, contemporary nature of international law.

Jurist: The Legal Education Network is a comprehensive on-line forum where professors can find information important to their daily work as teachers and scholars, with sections on worldwide legal news, teaching, new scholarship and research, etc.

The Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Italy was founded in 1990 to promote teaching and scholarship in the fields of European Union Law and Human Rights Law.

New York University School of Law hosts the Jean Monnet Program with several EU law-related course syllabi on-line as well as full texts of their Working Papers series in EU law-related topics.

EUSA member Stacy Nyikos has created a Web-based resource of all data on the implementation of ECJ decisions by national courts (from the ECJ database). The dataset, National Court Compliance with ECJ Decisions, includes all preliminary reference cases in which national courts sent information on their final rulings in the cases back to the ECJ for the period 1961-2000.

The ERA's Web site on the 1980 Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations includes case law and bibliographic references and can be searched by various criteria.

To suggest EU law-related Web sites for this page, please email eusa@pitt.edu.