The Law Library strives to maintain an extensive collection of comparative law in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, though certainly more of an emphasis is placed on English materials. The collection reflects the strong interests of the Yale Law faculty in comparative law over the years. The historical collection is especially extensive. Comparative method and the history of comparative legal study are collected comprehensively, and a large number of works comparing the law of different jurisdictions in various facets of private and public law are acquired. The International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, and other recently published reference books, augment a collection of bibliographies, yearbooks, and casebooks. The Law Library also collects the major law journals and yearbooks in the field. Reprints of classic works are purchased as they become available. We have retained some looseleafs that focus on a particular topic of law for a number of different countries.