The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the legal information sources available for doing Mexican legal research. Coverage is not exhaustive, although an attempt was made to include the most relevant materials. Citations to print and online sources are included.
The call numbers on this page link to library catalog records, which provide information about location, availability, and currency of each item in the Ross-Blakley Law Library.
Westlaw and LexisNexis links will take you to the specified database if you have a password. These links work better if you are already logged in. The College of Law provides Westlaw and LexisNexis passwords to its law faculty, staff, and students. Links to Westlaw and LexisNexis databases will open in a new tab or window.
This 2004 guide by Prof. Jorge A. Vargas provides information on Mexican legal information in English and Spanish, on federal statutes and codes, the constitution, international treatises and conventions, the federal government, and the state governments.
Mexican Law and Legal Research Guide
This 2014 guide covers all aspects of Mexican legal research. It provides information on locating primary
law (constitutions, official gazettes, compilations of legislation,
administrative regulations, international agreements, and judicial decisions),
secondary sources (dictionaries and encyclopedias, treatises, textbooks, and
law review articles) and accessing online sources. English language resources are highlighted,
where they are available
U.S. State Department Bureau of Public Affairs
Links to Background Notes/ Country Links including multiple agency publications on Mexico.
The Westlaw links below will open a new window, taking you to the specified database if you have a password. These links work better if you are already logged in. For news about Mexico, see the Westlaw Database Directory under International/Worldwide Materials > North America > Individual Country Materials > Mexico > Business & News. For legislation and regulations, drill down to >Mexico>Legislation and Regulations. For law reviews, bar journals and legal periodicals, drill down to >Mexico>Law Reviews, Bar Journals and Legal Periodicals.
North American Free Trade
The LexisNexis links below will open a new window, taking you to the specified source if you have a password. These links work better if you are already logged in. In addition to these sources, there are a number of news sources for Mexico. The Searchable Directory of Online Sources provides more detailed information about sources.
Areas of Law
Coverage: from 1900's to present (updated monthly/irregular); full-text; contains laws at Federal and State levels.
Administrative Agencies (CIRCULARES)
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
This index provides access to journal articles written about legal topics around the world. Articles on Mexico are in Spanish and English. Because we may not own all the journals cited in this index, please allow time for us to borrow them through interlibrary loan.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Other Law Libraries
The following law libraries also have good collections on Mexican and Latin American law.
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