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New Lexis Foreign Law Databases

March 07, 2012

Biddle Law Library recently acquired four Lexis Nexis databases of foreign law, to assist in researching Chinese law, Canadian law, French law, and European Union law.

Thumbnail image for LexisChina.jpgLexis China is a bilingual database incorporating laws, regulations, case law, and government documents from the People’s Republic of China. Legal news, expert analyses, and material for practitioners are also included in Lexis China. Coverage is more extensive in Mandarin than in English translation.
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Quicklaw.jpgLexisNexis Quicklaw is a comprehensive source for Canadian research, including legislation, case law and regulations from the federal, provincial and territorial levels. Commentaries, journals and legal news are available for context and current awareness. QuickCITE, a citator, updates cases and statutes.   Material from Quebec may be available in French only, or in both French and English.
Thumbnail image for JurisClasseur.jpgJurisClasseur offers full text of legislation and case law from France, as well as the JurisClasseur encyclopedias, comprising over 400,000 pages of commentary on French law. A wide selection of journals is also available on JurisClasseur. Users should be aware that all material on JurisClasseur is exclusively in French, as are this database’s search functions.


EUTracker.jpgEU Tracker allows the researcher interested in European Union legislation to follow key EU Directives from the initial draft stage through implementation in the member nations. In addition to providing the full text of the final legislation and its preparatory documents, EU Tracker provides reports on and links to national legislation implementing the directive. Users can browse the newsletters and set up alerts to keep current on changes and developments related to individual directives or broader areas of EU regulation.

 Please note that these databases are separate from the Lexis for Law Schools platform, and do not require the use of your Lexis username and password. Each of these resources is accessible to the Penn Law community via LOLA.
For assistance in accessing and using the Lexis foreign law databases, or for help planning and conducting research into foreign law, email Gabriela Femenia, Foreign and International Law Librarian, at, or stop by Tanenbaum 412.