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
The WestlaNext links below will open a new window, taking you to the specified database (Westlaw password required).
Mexican Civil Code Annotated - The Mexican Civil Code Annotated contains the official Spanish text of the Mexican Civil Code, together with a side-by-side English translation. Additionally, the Mexican Civil Code Annotated includes citations to leading Mexican cases, legal treatises, law review articles, and treaties collected by a noted expert in Mexican law. Last updated in 2012.
North American Free Trade
North American Free Trade Agreement
The full text of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and associated summaries, news releases, and text describing NAFTA. Coverage begins with August 1992.
United States-Mexico Law Journal
Published by the University of New Mexico School of Law in conjunction with an annual conference sponsored by the United States-Mexico Law Institute. Full coverage begins with 1993 (vol. 1).
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.
You can search for books and other materials in the ASU Libraries collection related to Mexican law through the online catalog by using subject headings such as:
Other Law Libraries
The following law libraries also have good collections on Mexican and Latin American law:
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