Institutional Repositories of Law Schools around the World


Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

DOAB aims to increase discoverability open access books. All publishers included in DOAB are screened for their peer review and licensing policies. DOAB contains around 1000 books with a law subject heading.

OAPEN: Open Access Publishing in European Networks

The OAPEN library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the areas of humanities and social sciences. Law books included cover the areas of international law, jurisprudence and general issues, and laws of specific jurisdictions.

OBserving Law - IALS Open Book Service for Law

OBserving Law is an open access book publishing initiative developed with the School of Advanced Study and the University of London Press.

Sydney University Press Law books on AustLII

The Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) has a page listing a number of open access law books published by the Sydney University Press .


Australasian Legal Scholarship Library: Journals

The Australasian Legal Scholarship Library includes 141 law journals published in Australia and 13 published in New Zealand. Some of the journals only provide their archives on an open access basis, but others provide current content. The Library is part of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

DOAJ is a collection of peer-reviewed open access journals from all around the world, including more than 250 law titles.

Law Review Commons

Law Review Commons is the largest collection of open access law journals. It brings together more than 300 OA law journals published by US universities and a few Canadian universities.


DART- Europe E-theses portal

The DART Europe E-theses portal offers online access to theses provided by a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.


The British Library’s Electronic Theses Online System (EThOS) aims to open access to UK theses in many disciplines, including law. Many theses are available in full-text as pdf documents. Those not yet available in full-text may be requested.

NDLTD Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

NDLTD is a collection of electronic theses and dissertations provided through links to university and institutional repositories that include theses and dissertations in full text. Information is drawn from over 160 NDLTD member institutions from countries and jurisdictions including the USA, South America, China, the UK, Singapore and South Africa.


PQDT Open from ProQuest provides the full text of selected open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The documents are available in PDF format.


Trove is a National Library of Australia service giving access to doctoral, masters and some honours theses from Australian and New Zealand universities and others higher degree institutions. Trove also includes some theses awarded overseas but held by Australian institutions.