Law - key resources
The Capital Letter provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of New Zealand. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews, expert commentary and opinion pieces.
|Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.
CCH iKnowConnect (previously CCH IntelliConnect) provides access to New Zealand and Australian resources including: Business Law, Company and Financial Markets Law, Discrimination Law, Duties, Employment and HR, GST, Income Tax, Insurance Law, Privacy Law, Property Law, Superannuation, Trusts, Trust Precedents, Workplace, Health & Safety Law, Master Tax Guide.
|Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance NZ)
A comprehensive legal encyclopaedia covering all Australian law. Each topic is written by an expert, then intensively reviewed and checked. Regular updates keep Halsbury's current with changes in the law.
|Halsbury's Laws of England (Lexis Advance NZ)
Provides a comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England and Wales. Written by or in conjunction with leading lawyers, both practitioners and academics, Halsbury's Laws of England covers every proposition of English law (whether statutory or common law), and is divided into alphabetically arranged titles.
Provides international coverage of law and law-related periodicals, for example: Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Treaties & Agreements, English Reports, U.S. Statutes at Large, and, World Constitutions Illustrated.
Law Reports & Case Reports Online. A dedicated case law platform presenting cases in a comprehensive and readable format. The law reports are combined with Citator+ index cards to present all the relevant case information in one screen.
|Laws of New Zealand (Lexis Advance NZ)
An encyclopaedic work providing a reliable statement of the whole of the law of New Zealand - statutory, regulatory and judicial, including extensive cross-referencing to Halsbury's Laws of England and Halsbury's Laws of Australia. (The University of Otago Law Library holds a print copy)
|LegalTrac (Gale OneFile)
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
|Lexis Advance [NZ]
Lexis Advance is the new LexisNexis platform. This database provides access to legislation, case law and commentary on a wide range of legal topics.
|Lexis Advance US
Thousands of full-text judgements and journal articles on US, foreign, and international law. Includes NZ Resource Management Appeals (1991+).
|LINXPlus (Lexis Advance NZ)
An online searchable caselaw research tool, incorporating case summaries of judgments and indexed journal articles from all major New Zealand law journals and reviews, as well as journals from other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Headnotes are written for all judgments with links to many judgments in full-text.
|New Zealand Legislation
This website provides free public access to up-to-date versions of New Zealand Acts, Bills (proposed Acts), and Legislative Instruments. The website also provides Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs, a type of proposed amendment to a Bill). All in-force legislation is provided, and all current Bills and Supplementary Order Papers, as well as earlier versions.
|NZLII: New Zealand Legal Information Institute
Free access to judgments, legislation, and law reform. Includes many low level and historic judicial decisions.
|Unreported Judgments Index
Identifies unreported NZ court judgments, held in the University of Otago Law Library, that represent the teaching and research interests of the Faculty of Law.
A global legal research library of case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties, directories, and journal articles.
Access to legislation, case law and commentary on a wide range of legal topics.
|WorldLII: World Legal Information Institute
Directory of free legal Web sites, with a search engine for searching their contents. Useful for tracing sites for specific countries.
Law - additional resources
|AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
Provides free online access to Australasian public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (e.g. law reform and royal commission reports) and a substantial collection of law journals.
|Australian Federation Fulltext Database
A digitised collection of the key texts that record the making of the Australian Commonwealth. Includes official reports of the debates of the 1890s, the major participants' accounts and memoirs, plus related texts.
|BAILII: British & Irish Legal Information Institute
Provides free access to cases and legislation from England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Included in the database are Privy Council decisions (1996- ) and House of Lords decisions (1996- ). UK legislation (1996- ) is given 'as passed' (not consolidated).
|CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
Provides free access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions. Managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
|CCH Company and Securities Law
Provides access to NZ Company and Securities Law Tracker, NZ company law cases, and NZ company law and practice commentary, legislation and news.
|CCH Conveyancing and Property Law
Provides access to NZ Conveyancing and Property Law Tracker, NZ conveyancing cases, and, NZ conveyancing law and practice bulletins, commentary and legislation.
|CCH Employment and HR
Provides access to NZ Employers Bulletin, NZ Employment and HR Tracker, NZ Employment Law News, and NZ employment law cases, commentary, and legislation.
Provides access to NZ goods and services cases, NZ GST Tracker, and NZ goods and services tax guide commentary, legislation, news, and rulings.
Provides access to New Zealand tax legislation, case law and commentary.
|Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile)
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.
|Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Alexander Street)
A collection of foreign law (mainly U.S.) documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrating the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.
|Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. Subject coverage inlcudes: criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
|Family Law Service (Lexis Advance NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as looseleaf commentaries on New Zealand family law.
|Gale Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
|Gun Regulation and Legislation in America (HeinOnline)
This database brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
Includes access to: NORMLEX - a database of international labour standards as well as national labour and social security laws; and, NATLEX - a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
|Informit AGIS Plus Text
Authoritative and peer reviewed legal research from the Australasia and Asia-Pacific regions as indexed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.
|Insurance and Liability (Gale OneFile)
Discover information about physical and intellectual asset protection, from individuals to multinational corporations.
|Law Reform Database - British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)
A database of publications from law-reform agencies in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United States.
|Maori Land Court
The Māori Land Court plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (the Act). This website provides general information plus relevant legislation. Māori Land Court judgement are available for 2001 onwards.
|Maori Land Court Minute Books Index
Index to the Māori Land Court Minute books. Full text records available on microfilm at the Hocken Library.
|Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law
An online resource including the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, as well as the newly-launched Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law, contains peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by a team of scholars and practitioners, this resource is updated throughout the year.
|Oxford Scholarship Online
Cross-searchable library containing full-text books in the areas of Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.
|Philip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline)
This collection includes: ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (1995-Current); ILSA Journal of International Law (1977-1993); ILSA Quarterly (1992-current); and, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendium (1960-current) and the Subject Indexes and Finding Aids (2010).
|Revised Statutes of Canada (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of all six revisions from the official printed volumes of the Revised Statutes of Canada.
|Scottish Legal History (HeinOnline)
This collection includes the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series (1936-present), Supplementary Series Vols. 1-3 as well as books, abridgments and links to scholarly articles relating to Scottish legal history.
|Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (HeinOnline)
This collection contains the Selden Society Annual Series, the Supplementary Series, and the Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Selden Society. It also includes the Publications of the Ames Foundation and a number of legal classics, digests, encyclopedias. Access is provided to early English case law with links to other online publications in early English history.
|Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline)
This collection brings together legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
|Women and the Law (Peggy) (HeinOnline)
A collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law from the last 200 years.
|World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Contains the current constitution for every country, constitutional histories, texts on constitutional law, links to scholarly articles about constitutional development, and a bibliography of selected constitutional books. Browsable by country or resource.