If you are unfamiliar with a particular aspect of Canadian law, start your research with a secondary source. In addition to providing background information, explanatory analysis, and commentary, secondary sources will help you to identify statutes, case law, and other primary legal materials that are relevant to your topic.
The Georgetown Law Library's extensive collection of Canadian legal materials is located on the fifth floor of the Williams Library. All of these materials have call numbers that begin with the letters KE. Listed below and in the column to the right are a selection of introductory sources on Canadian law, as well as a selection of in-depth treatises and practice guides.
To locate additional resources on Canadian law from the Georgetown Law Library's collection, use the Advanced Search and select Law Library Catalog. For greater precision, search by subject for the word Canada in the first line. Enter a keyword or exact phrase in the second line. For example:
Use the pre-search filters on the right to restrict the search by date, if desired.
Westlaw offers academic users a selection of treatises on Canadian law, some of which are national in scope and some of which focus on the law of a particular province. Subjects covered include criminal law, estates, family law, insolvency, intellectual property, litigation, and securities.