Research Resources for Jessup Competition Team: Selective List

Prepared by Irene Berkey, Foreign and International Law Librarian.

For questions about this guide, contact Library Reference, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian (e-mail | (312) 503-8451)

Jessup Web Site:

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition International Law Students Association (ILSA), especially the Team Research Resources page.

ILSA Guide:

Schjatvet, Cecilie Elisabeth. ILSA Guide to International Law Moot Court Competition, by Cecilie Elisabeth Schjatvet and Zakit Mafez. (International Law Institute, 2003).
I,MON KZ 1237 .S35 2003

Jessup Memorials:

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Hein, 1991-)
Int 0015 P54p 1981-

HeinOnline Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community, see "Philip C. Jessup Library," which includes full text of the above, as well as ILSA journals.

Introduction to international law research:

Hoffman, Marci B. International Legal Research in a Nutshell, by Marci B. Hoffman and Robert C. Berring (2008).
I,MON KZ 1234 .H64 2008 (ON RESERVE)

Borgen, Christopher J., "Introduction: Of Maps, Stories and Tapestries: Researching International and Domestic Law in the Age of Globalization," in Guide to International Legal Research, The George Washington University Law School International Law Review (2010) pages 1 – 33.
I,REF KZ 1234 .G85 2010
Also available on LEXIS (GINTLR file)

See library's web site Getting Started on International Law Research. In particular, see Sources of International Law.

Introduction to public international law (substantive):

Buergenthal, Thomas. Public International Law in a Nutshell, by Thomas Buergenthal and Sean D. Murphy (4th ed., 2007).
I,MON KZ 3410.B84 2007 (ON RESERVE)

Murphy, Sean D. Principles of International Law (2006) (Concise Hornbook Series)
I,MON KZ 3410 .M84 2006 (ON RESERVE)

Selected treatises on public international law:

Aust, Anthony. Handbook of International Law (2nd ed., 2010)
I,MON KZ 3410 .A97 2010

Aust, Anthony. Modern Treaty Law and Practice (2nd ed., 2007)
I,MON KZ 1301 .A93 2007

Brierly, J. L. The Law of Nations: An Introduction to the International Law of Peace (6th ed., 1963, ed. by Sir Humphrey Waldock)
I,MON JX 3225 .B7 1963

Cassese, Antonio. International Law (2nd ed., 2005)
I,MON KZ 3395 .C25A35 2005

Brownlie, Ian. Principles of Public International Law (7th ed., 2008)
I,MON KZ 3225 .B76A37 2008

Gardiner, Richard K. Treaty Interpretation (2008)
I,MON KZ 1304 .G37 2008

Oppenheim, L. Oppenheim's International Law (9th ed., 1992, ed. by Robert Jennings and Arthur Watts)
I,MON JX 3264 .I6 1992 vol.1, pt. 1 and vol. 1, pt. 2-4
Int 00 O621 1955 (Vol. 1, Peace; vol. 2, Disputes, War and Neutrality) and other older editions.

Schachter, Oscar. International Law in Theory and Practice (1991)
I,MON JX 3091 .S264 1991

Shaw, Malcolm N. International Law (6th ed., 2008)
I,MON KZ 3275 .S53 2008

Starke, J. G. Starke's International Law (11th ed., 1994 / I.A. Shearer)
I,MON JX 3295 .S8I48 1994

Verzijl, J.H.W. International Law in Historical Perspective (1968-1998)
I,MON JX 3695 .D8V47 v. 1-12

Malanczuk, Peter. Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law (7th rev. ed., 1997) (8th ed. On order)
I,MON JX 1308 .M35 1997

Encyclopedias and encyclopedic dictionaries:

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (online edition) Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.  A comprehensive, scholarly work, still in the process of publication. This is a completely new edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law (below).

Encyclopedia of Public International Law.
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.  A highly regarded, scholarly encyclopedia.  Its signed articles include bibliographic references.
I ,REF JX 1226 .E52 1992 vols. 1-5

Osma'nczyk, Edmund Jan. Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements, edited and revised by Anthony Mango (3rd ed., 2003)
Broader in scope than its title indicates. Reprints the texts of many international agreements.
I,REF KZ 4968 .O84 2003 vols 1-4

Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community (3rd ed., 2009)
I,REF KZ 1161 .P37 2009

Finding journal articles:

Library's web page on Finding Articles and Papers on International law and Finding Articles and Papers on Foreign and Comparative Law

Recueil des Cours/Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law may be searched via the library of the Peace Palace. Hard copy is shelved at I,PER K 18 .E445

International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice (ICJ) Resources: A Checklist. Pritzker Legal Research Center.
Resources for the texts of ICJ cases as well as digests of ICJ case law.

Sources for treaty texts:

EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law). American Society of International Law.

United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) in print format: Int 82 U58

United Nations Treaty Collection

HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community Allows searching by U.N.T.S. citation.

Guide to electronic resources:

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law. American Society of International Law.

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