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FRL 4263 Legal Aspects of International Business

This guide suggests high quality resources for use in Professor Young's FRL4263 class.

International Trade & Country Research

Spring 2011 Library Visit: International Law & Business Research

Suggested Cal Poly Pomona Library databases for journal articles


ABI/Inform: Scholarly and trade business articles. See especially the "Narrow Results" column offering statistical data, SWOT analysis, case studies, and reports. You will find articles on country reports, trade, law, and more.

Westlaw A comprehensive legal, business and news database. LEGAL CONTENT includes U.S. federal and state case law, regulations, statutes, administrative codes, legislative history, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence 2d, Black’s Law Dictionary, European Union case law and related legal publications. BUSINESS CONTENT includes EDGAR Filings and Disclosures, Company Investigator (including private companies), and business and trade publications. NEWS CONTENT includes U.S. state, national and international newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio and television transcripts, and congressional testimony.


Suggested websites


**ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law (American Society of International Law): Includes treaties, agreements, conventions, international & regional abitral institutions, and country-by-country source for arbitration statutes.

Country Risk article in Wikipedia. Use the external link listings under the headings "Partial List of Political Risk Analysis Organizations" and "Downloadable Country Analysis and Reports."

EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law):"Primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet." 

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (World Bank Group): "As a member of the World Bank Group, MIGA's mission is to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries to help support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people's lives. It does this by providing political risk insurance (guarantees) to the private sector."  Use the links called Guarantees, Services, Regions, Sectors, and Annual Reports. Also search the Projects section by sector and country/region. 


Major Intergovernmental Organizations Affecting Business


Consult these organizations to find your chosen country's membership status and more.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

World Bank Group (WBG)

**World Trade Organization (WTO) Note that the WTO has an extensive dispute settlement section.


** These two websites have whole sections with information on alternative dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration.


Suggested book series in the library 

Doing Business

Doing Business and Investing