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New Zealand Legal Research

Research Guides

1. The most comprehensive online guide is by Margaret Greville and updated by Maria Conner, a law librarian at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Written in August 2005 and updated in 2011, it is available at Globelex (http://www.nyulawglobal.org/Globalex/New_Zealand1.htm). Descriptions of the primary legal sources, government structure, and a detailed subject listing is available on this site.

2. Another excellent site is by the University of Waikato (https://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/study/guides/legal-research-skills). This also features a link to online Maori Law resources.

3. The New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII) offer links to all aspects of New Zealand law online, and part of the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) site at (http://www.worldlii.org/catalog/242.html), which also features links to New Zealand law.

4. Two other sites provide additional information although they both link to the above-referenced sites. Washlaw has a New Zealand page at (http://www.washlaw.edu/forint/pacific/neland.html) and the Law Library of Congress also features a New Zealand page at (http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/nations/newzealand.php).