While Europe may lie across the pond, there are many reasons why today’s practitioner would need to research the law of the European Union or one of its member states. However, with a complex institutional structure and multiple bodies producing various forms of law, researching the law of the EU can seem like a daunting task.
As with any research in an area of unfamiliar law, a good place to begin is with a research guide. Prepared by subject experts, research guides will point to relevant sources for locating primary material and often contain helpful explanations that assist in understanding the type of material being researched.
Alexis Fetzer, Free Access to Law of the European Union and its Member States, 64 Va. Law. 47 (April 2016).