French Legal Research Guide

This in-depth guide will help researchers navigate French legal materials.


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Periodicals are good way to obtain background information, locate the text of a law, a citation, or locate information about a subject. Use our Journal Finder to determine whether Georgetown has access to a particular journal. Search for a journal’s name to find out what sources provide full-text electronic access. If Georgetown doesn’t have electronic access, search the library catalog for the print version or request an article via interlibrary loan.

The full text of articles from periodicals are also available in many databases, including the following:

Selected French-Language Periodicals

  • Revue française de droit constitutionnel (1990–present) INTL K21 .F73
    Constitutional law periodical.
  • Les cahiers du Conseil constitutionnel (1997–present) INTL K3 .A145
    Comparative constitutional law periodical with analysis of decisions from the constitutional counsel.
  • Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (1902–present) INTL K21 .T75
    Civil law periodical.