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Starting Points for Foreign Law Research: News

This guide highlights foreign law sources available to Brooklyn Law School patrons. Developed by Victoria Szymczak and revised by Brooklyn Law School Librarians

Free Legal News

Global Legal Monitor (U.S. Library of Congress) 

  • Highlights worldwide legal news/developments.  Retrieves data "from official national legal publications and reliable press sources."  Articles often link to primary legal sources.
  • On home page under Refine your results, click: More jurisdictions to view news by jurisdiction. 
  • On home page, click: Advanced Search to search by keywords, jurisdiction and date.
  • Offers free subscription by email or RSS @

World Legal News (Jurist)

  • Tracks worldwide legal developments by using "a global team of over 100 law student reporters, editors, commentators, correspondents and content developers from 50 law schools in 25 countries across six continents."  Articles often link to primary legal sources.
  • On home page, tab: Dispatches provides a pull-down menu of legal developments in selected jurisdictions.
  • On home page, tab: Topics provides legal news/analysis on selected subjects.

Fee-based News

Bloomberg Law > tab: News & Analysis > News from Bloomberg Terminal > News Search supports searches by region. 

  • In search template: under Regions, click: Browse Full List to drill down from a region to specific jurisdictions.  Particularly useful to find business & financial news.


  • From Explore: Content, choose Content Type: News
    • Can click: International by Country and Region


  • Under Content Types, select Specialty Area: News
    • Under Browse News (on right), click: International.  If desired: Click International again to view news by region.  Click on a region to view news categorized by jurisdiction.

The New York Times: World News

  • BLS students, faculty & administrators: click here to view instructions to create your own account.

The Washington Post: World

  • BLS students, faculty & administrators: access The Washington Post while connected to Brooklyn Law School’s wireless network, while using computers in BLS Library’s computer labs, or while off campus by creating a personal account. Click here for further information about access.