International, Foreign, and Comparative Law
The International Law collection at Columbia includes more than 60,000 titles in the areas of public and private international law. With primary and secondary sources, both historic and current, the Diamond Law School Library reflects the scholarly teaching heritage of John Bassett Moore. Special emphasis is placed on arbitration, intellectual property, international organizations, and human rights. The majority of these materials are located on the second floor of the library.
In addition, the library's Foreign and Comparative Law collection includes more than 200,000 titles. The library collects primary and secondary legal materials from almost all the countries of the world, permitting in-depth research of all foreign legal systems. These materials are arranged on the shelves according to Schiller Classification, and can be searched along with the library's subscriptions to electronic journals in Pegasus, the library's online catalog. The library also maintains subscriptions to various databases relevant to foreign and international law.
The librarians of the Arthur W. Diamond Library produce and maintain a series of Research Guides regarding international, foreign and comparative law.
For assistance with the International, Foreign and Comparative law collections, please contact the Reference Desk. For suggestions regarding purchases in international, comparative and foreign law, please contact Silke Sahl, International, Comparative and Foreign Law Librarian at [email protected].