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A guide to the classification scheme used at IALS Library and locating the materials you need
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Jurisprudence

SA5

Jurisprudence and legal theory, natural law, political philosophy

SA20

Feminist jurisprudence

 

Comparative Law

SB5

General: Civil law and common law

SB10

History

SB15

Procedure: System of courts, evidence, legal aid

SB20

Legal profession, legal education, professional conduct, legal research

SB25

Constitutional and administrative, income tax (church and state)

SB30

Criminal law and procedure, criminology

SB35

Obligations and contract, consumer credit

SB40

Commercial law ; unfair competition

SB45

Tort and delict

SB50

Family law, personal status, medical law

SB55

Property, mining, trade-marks, copyright (see also SH35), agriculture

SB60

Industrial, labour and social

SB65

Communications, broadcasting, press, freedom of speech, transport, censorship

SB70

Unification and codification of law (except within a single jurisdiction, including federal jurisdictions).

SB75

Miscellaneous, urban law

SB80

Computers and automation

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Ancient and Medieval Law

SC5

General

SC10

Oriental law: Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, Persia, East of Mediterranean and South Europe

SC15

Greek law (including papyrological), Pre-Roman

SC20

Pre-Renaissance Roman law - works of reference

SC25

Pre-Renaissance Roman law - texts, treatises, etc.

SC35

More specialised works on Pre-Renaissance Roman law

SC40

Civil law: 15th to 19th centuries (as practised in Europe, excluding Roman-Dutch law), Germany 15th century to 17th century. (17th century - introduction of Justinian Roman law)

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Roman-Dutch Law

SD5

General

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Canon and Ecclesiastical Law

SE5

General

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Jewish Law

SF5

General

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Public International Law

SG5

General works, broadcasting, relationship between Internal and International law, conferences

SG10

History

SG15

League of Nations, United Nations, International Organizations and International Courts generally (do not include courts of supranational bodies classed at GO1)

SG20

Diplomacy, extraterritoriality, international relations and disputes, arbitration

SG25

International law-cases and digests (general)

SG30

International law-cases (between countries arranged geograph­ically)

SG35

Treaties (general works)

SG40

Treaties (texts)

SG45

Nationality

SG50

Neutrality

SG55

Prize

SG60

Rivers and canals

SG65

Sovereignty (including general works on colonization and frontiers etc.)

SG70

International maritime law, territorial waters

SG75

International economic law, expropriation, pollution, environmental control

SG78

International Taxation

SG80

War, peace

SG85

Human rights (including refugees, etc.), Red Cross, the individual, communications e.g. freedom of speech, medical

SG90

Air law, space law, hovercraft, international communications and broadcasting

SG95

International criminal law and extradition (trials); international terrorism

SG100

International industrial, labour and social law. Atomic energy

SG75

International economic law, expropriation, pollution, environmental control

SG78

International Taxation

SG80

War, peace

SG85

Human rights (including refugees, etc.), Red Cross, the individual, communications e.g. freedom of speech, medical

SG90

Air law, space law, hovercraft, international communications and broadcasting

SG95

International criminal law and extradition (trials); international terrorism

SG100

International industrial, labour and social law. Atomic energy

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Private International Law

SH5

General

SH10

Jurisdiction

SH15

Domicil

SH20

Law of persons (including corporations)

SH25

Family law

SH30

Obligations

SH35

Property, international copyright

SH40

Succession

SH45

Foreign judgments

SH50

Procedure, bankruptcy

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Islamic Law

SI5

General

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Common Law

Classification for books on common law subjects from the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. (N.B. Louisiana and Quebec have civil law systems).

SJ25

Common law generally, legal system, law reform

SJ75

Contract, sale, agency, fraud, hire-purchase, gaming, consumer credit

SJ100

Corporations and company law, partnership, securities; privatisation

SJ125

Commercial and mercantile law, insurance, carriage of goods, cartels and monopolies, anti-trust (USA), advertising, products liability, consumer protection, accounting, franchising, banking

SJ150

Criminal law and procedure (including criminal codes of common law countries) and criminology (of all countries)

SJ175

Family law, domestic relations, children, divorce, abortion, aged

SJ200

Equity, surety, trusts, charities

SJ225

Evidence

SJ250

Industrial & employment law, master and servant, trade unions

SJ275

Drafting and interpretation of statutes and documents

SJ300

Real property, land law and property generally, agricultural law and game law, fisheries, mining law, town and country planning

SJ325

Personal property, copyright, patents, trademarks (see SH35 for international copyright)

SJ350

Practice and procedure (civil), remedies, bankruptcy, legal aid, rules of court, forms, advocacy (but see SB for legal profession), arbitration (general)

SJ375

Succession (including death duties); wills

SJ400

Tort, delict, etc., defamation, negligence, passing-off

SJ425

Insanity, forensic medicine, medical law

SJ430

Forensic science

SJ440

Law relating to professions e.g. theatrical law, architectural and engineering law

SJ475

Miscellaneous (including burial laws), atomic energy, meetings, bribery, animals

SJ500

Highways (including railways, canals, rivers)

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