The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Library is situated off First Court (ground floor, on the right hand side of K stairs) and is usually only accessible to law students. It provides 12 reading spaces and houses a reference collection of law reports, journals, and statutes. The library subscribes to the Public General Acts, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, and Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly. Like the Working Library, the Law Library is open 24-hours.

Law textbooks for borrowing are located on Floor 2 of the Working Library. As part of the Law Book Loan Scheme, key textbooks for each Law student are purchased and distributed at the beginning of Michaelmas Term. For the year 2020/21, these books are:


McBride and Bagshaw, Tort Law, 6th edition, 2018

Simester and Sullivan, Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine, 8th edition, 2022

Thomas, Textbook of Roman Law, 1976

Nicholas, An Introduction to Roman Law, 1962, 2008

Du Plessis, Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law, 6th edition, 2020

Elliott and Thomas, Public Law, 4th edition, 2020

Goudkamp and Nolan, Winfield and Jolowicz on Tort, 20th,2020


McKendrick, Contract Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 10th edition, 2022

Dixon, Modern Land Law, 12th edition, 2021

Macfarlane, Hopkins and Nield, Land Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 5th edition, 2021


A large number of core text books are also available through Law Trove, a database subscribed to by the University. Select textbooks that have been purchased for students as part of the Law Book Loan Scheme have been left in the Law Library by graduates for the use of their successors.


Official Publications

While some official publications are only available physically in a library, many resources are available to access online, and are available via the LibGuide. Various datasets, statistics information, legislation and judgments are still open to you. For law reports and case law, please check Westlaw and LexisNexis or contact the Squire Law Library for more assistance with law resources.

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