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Law: South Africa

The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

South African print collection

Our South African print collection is located on the second floor of the library starting in bookstack 12 and all have a classmark starting with M. 

We stock plenty of introductory texts including Du Plessis' An introduction to law, Hahlo and Kahn's The South African Legal System and its Background, and Hosten's Introduction to South African Law and Legal Theory.

There are some South African journals within our Commonwealth journal collection starting in stack 1 on the second floor and filed by alphabetical order of title. We hold the South African Law Journal, Stellenbosch Law Review, Acta Juridica, Tydskrift vir Hedendagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg, and Tydskrif vir Suid Afrikaanse Reg.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Foreign journals are included in HeinOnline and indexed within the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

Comparative law

We also have an extensive comparative law print collection held on the third floor which will also be useful when researching other jurisdictions. The books and journals start in bay 26 and the classmarks start with the letter H.

Recommended resources

Legal Source

Other useful resources

The Law of South Africa

Photo of the red and black volumes with gold lettering of the Law of South Africa on shelves in the Squire Law Library.