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Mexican Legal Research

This is a brief guide to researching Mexican Law.

Background Materials and General Sources

If you would like to browse our Mexican law collection, it is located on the 4th floor of the Wolff Library under the call number KGF. You can also search the online catalog using keywords to narrow your search results. For example <Mexico trade> or <tort Mexican>. You may find some books that focus specifically on Mexican law, while others may only include one or two relevant chapters.

  • Doing business in Mexico available in print and through
    Lexis (Georgetown Law Only) [Legal > Find Laws by Country or Region > Foreign Laws & Legal Sources > Mexico > Commentaries & Treatises > Lex Mundi's Guide to Doing Business in Mexico]***Please note that on all Lexis materials on Mexico, you must log into Lexis Advance, select the Research tab at the top left side of the page, then select from the drop down menu. Classic Lexis is the only place you can access foreign law materials.
    Organized by subject, this is a basic overview of the laws (without the actual text of the law) e.g. employment law.
  • An Introduction to the History of Mexican Law INTL KGF292 .M37 1983
    Though a little dated, this is the resource for an complete historical overview of Mexican law.
  • "Mexico Law Digest" in Martindale-Hubbell International Law Digest
    Lexis (Georgetown Law Only) [Legal > Find Laws by Country or Region > Foreign Laws & Legal Sources > Mexico > Commentaries & Treatises> Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest - North American Law Digests (updated annually)
    A general overview for a practitioner, as it is organized topically with brief explanations of the law.
  • Mexican Law INTL KGF327 .Z36 2004
    The most current overview of Mexican law ranging in topics from historical background on the legal system to conflicts of law.
  • The Mexican Legal System (2nd edition) INTL KGF150 .A95 2000
    Slightly dated, this was written with the non-Spanish speaking researcher in mind, as an introduction to the Mexican legal system
  • "The Legal System of MexicoModern Legal Systems Cyclopedia  and in print
    Current as of 2000, this has background and historical information on the legal profession, constitution, legal education and the judicial process along with a bibliography of relevant resource in English, plus a glossary of Mexican legal terms.