Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Mainly English Language, Some Multilingual

General Law

Basic Legal Citation
Guidelines on citing legal documents for beginners. Very detailed and easy to use.

FindLaw for Legal Professionals
A huge, free resource for attorneys that includes online case law, state codes, federal codes, sample legal forms, and a directory of products. It also has pages of links for international law and international trade. Find laws and articles by country, category, agency, etc.

Law Dictionary
Free online law dictionary search engine for definitions of law terminology & legal terms.

Legal Dictionary
Free legal dictionary search engine for legal terminology definitions and legal abbreviations.

Legal Forms
Sample business and legal forms of all types in English provided by FindLaw for Legal Professionals.

U.S. Courts Glossary of Legal Terms
A Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in U.S. Courts.


International Law

EISIL – Electronic Information System for International Law
A research tool provided by the American Society of International Law with thousands of links categorized by specific areas, such as environmental, economic, human rights, etc.

In all EU languages. EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Here you can consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.

Lexadin World Law Guide
Over 50,000 links to legal sites in more than 160 countries. Under Legislation, you'll find the text of laws both in the original languages and in English. Also includes links to international organizations, courts and cases, law journals and law portals worldwide.

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition
A virtual library of legal information related to mutual assistance and extradition for the 34 OAS member states. You can view a description of each country’s legal system, link to its basic legal documents (Constitution, criminal code, etc), and read the text of bilateral and multilateral treaties related to mutual assistance in criminal matters and extradition. In English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

United Nations Treaty Collection
The largest single collection of treaties on the internet. Texts are in English and the other official UN languages. Includes Glossary of Terms Relating to Treaty Actions.

World Legal Information Institute
WorldLII is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility providing access to around 900 databases from 123 countries and territories.


Patents / Copyright / Intellectual Property

Europe's network of patent databases available in most European languages that is easy to search. Contains over 60 million patent documents from around the world.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Among other things, lets you search for patents and includes an extensive patent and trademark glossary.

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Information on patents, copyrights, and trademarks in English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and French, with an international patent search, glossaries in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, law information, and many links to international organizations.


Taxation / Customs

European Commission Taxation and Customs Union
Various resources on taxation and customs, including links to national and international tax and customs organizations in English, French and German.

Internal Revenue Service
IRS website that includes a tax glossary and sample tax forms and publications.