Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class K (i)





Subclass K


K1‑7720                                 Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence

K1‑36.5                                        Periodicals

K37‑44                                         Bibliography

K46                                              Monographic series

K48                                              Encyclopedias

K50‑54                                         Dictionaries.  Words and phrases

K58                                              Maxims.  Quotations

K(64)                                           Yearbooks

K68‑70                                         Directories

K85‑89                                         Legal research

K94                                              Legal composition and draftsmanship

K100‑103                                     Legal education

K109‑110                                     Law societies.  International bar associations

K115‑130                                     The legal profession

K133                                            Legal aid.  Legal assistance to the poor

K140‑165                                     History of law

K170                                            Biography

K(175)                                         Congresses

K(176)‑(177)                                Collected works (nonserial)

K(179)                                         Addresses, essays, lectures

K181‑184.7                                  Miscellany

K190‑195                                     Ethnological jurisprudence.  Primitive law

K201‑487                                     Jurisprudence.  Philosophy and theory of law

K202                                                  Periodicals

K212‑213                                           Methodology

K215‑218                                           History

K236                                                  Universality and non‑universality of law

K237‑264                                           The concept of law

K270‑274                                           Acts and events

K280‑286                                           Sources of law

K288‑296                                           Interpretation and construction of law.  Lacunae in law

K300‑304                                           Classification of law.  Typology

K321‑474                                           Schools of legal theory

K325‑328                                                 Historical jurisprudence

K330‑344                                                 Positivism

K366‑380                                                 Sociology of law.  Sociological jurisprudence

K400‑474                                                 Natural law

K486‑487                                           Relation of law to other topics

K(520)‑5582                                 Comparative law.  International uniform law

K524‑525                                           Treaties and other international agreements

K540‑546                                           Trials

K578‑579                                           Concepts applying to several branches of law

K583‑(591)                                         Legal systems compared

K592‑597                                           Regional divisions.  Interregional comparative law

K600‑615                                           Private law


K605‑615                                                 Unification

K623‑968                                           Civil law

K625‑709                                                 Persons

K670‑709                                                 Domestic relations.  Family law

K720‑792                                                 Property

K795‑798                                                 Trusts and trustees

K805‑821                                                 Succession upon death

K830‑968                                                 Obligations

K840‑917                                                       Contracts

K920                                                              Restitution.  Quasi contracts.  Unjust enrichment

K923‑968                                                       Torts

K970                                                  Compensation to victims of crime.  Reparation

K1000‑1395                                        Commercial law

K1010‑1014                                              The merchant.  Business enterprises

K1021‑1022                                              Commercial agency

K1024‑1132                                              Commercial contracts

K1026‑1045                                                    Sale of goods

K1054‑1065.5                                                 Negotiable instruments

K1066‑1089                                                    Banking

K1094‑1096                                                    Loan of money

K1100‑1109                                                    Secured transactions

K1112‑1116                                                    Investments

K1130‑1132                                                    Carriage of goods and passengers.  Carriers

K1150‑1231                                              Maritime law

K1195‑1223                                                    Maritime social legislation

K1226‑1231                                                    Marine insurance

K1241‑1287                                              Insurance

K1301‑1366                                              Business associations

K1370‑1395                                              Insolvency and bankruptcy.  Creditors’ rights

K1401‑1578                                        Intellectual property

K1411‑1485                                              Copyright

K1500‑1578                                              Industrial property

K1700‑1973                                        Social legislation

K1701‑1841                                              Labor law

K1861‑1929                                              Social insurance

K1960‑1973                                              Public welfare.  Public assistance

K2100‑2385                                        Courts.  Procedure

K2110‑2155                                              Court organization and procedure

K2201‑2385                                              Civil procedure

K2390                                                Negotiated settlement.  Compromise

K2400‑2405                                        Arbitration and award

K3150                                                Public law

K3154‑3370                                        Constitutional law

K3161                                                      Constitutional history

K3169                                                      The state

K3171‑3179                                              Constitutional principles

K3184‑3188                                              Form and structure of government

K3195                                                      National territory

K3201                                                      Foreign relations administration

K3220                                                      Public policy

K3224‑3278                                              Individual and state


K3280‑3282                                              Church and state

K3289‑3367                                              Organs of government

K3290‑3304                                                    The people.  Election law

K3310‑3329                                                    The legislature

K3332‑3363                                                    Heads of state and the central government

K3367                                                            The judiciary

K3370                                                      Constitutional courts and procedure

K3375                                                Colonial law

K3400‑3431                                        Administrative law

K3402‑3417                                              The administrative process

K3420‑3431                                              Administrative organization

K3440‑3460                                        Civil service.  Government officials and employees

K3476‑3560                                        Public property.  Public restraint on private property

K3566‑3578                                        Public health

K3581‑(3598)                                     Environmental law

K3601‑3611                                        Medical legislation

K3615‑3622                                        Veterinary laws.  Veterinary medicine and hygiene.  Prevention

of cruelty to animals

K3625‑3649                                        Food.  Drugs.  Cosmetics

K3651‑3654                                        Alcohol.  Alcoholic beverages

K3661‑3674                                        Public safety

K3700‑3705                                        Control of social activities

K3740‑3762                                        Education

K3770‑3795                                        Science and arts.  Research

K3820‑3836                                        Economic constitution, policy, planning, and development

K3840‑4375                                        Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce.  Occupational law

K3842‑3862                                              Trade regulations.  Control of trade practices

K3870‑3918                                              Primary production.  Extractive industries

K3921‑3925                                              Manufacturing industries

K3926‑3935                                              Food processing industries

K3941‑3974                                              Trade and commerce

K3978‑3992                                              Public utilities

K4011‑4343                                              Transportation and communication

K4360‑4375                                              Professions and occupations

K4430‑4675                                        Public finance

K4453‑4640                                              National revenue

K4650‑4675                                              State and local finance

K4700‑4705                                        Government measures in time of war, national emergency, or

economic crisis

K4720‑4780                                        National defense.  Military law

K4725‑4734                                              The military establishment.  Armed forces

K4740‑4760                                              Military criminal law and procedure

K5000‑5582                                        Criminal law and procedure

K5015.4‑5350                                           Criminal law

K5401‑5570                                              Criminal procedure

K5575‑5582                                              Juvenile criminal law and procedure

K7000‑7720                                  Private international law.  Conflict of laws

K7051‑7054                                        International unification, approximation, and harmonization

K7060‑7081                                        Choice of law

K7085                                                Retroactive law.  Intertemporal law

K7090                                                Juristic acts


K7120‑7197                                        Persons

K7125‑7140                                              Natural persons

K7145‑7148                                              Juristic persons.  Associations

K7155‑7197                                              Domestic relations.  Family law

K7157‑7179                                                    Marriage.  Husband and wife

K7181‑7197                                                    Parent and child.  Guardian and ward

K7200‑7218                                        Property

K7222                                                Trust and trustees

K7230‑7245                                        Succession upon death

K7260‑7338                                        Obligations

K7265‑7305                                              Contracts

K7310                                                      Restitution.  Quasi contracts.  Unjust enrichment

K7315‑7338                                              Torts

K7340‑7512                                        Commercial law

K7350‑7444                                              Commercial contracts

K7449‑7460                                              Maritime law

K7470                                                      Insurance

K7485‑7495                                              Business associations.  Business corporations

K7510‑7512                                              Insolvency and bankruptcy.  Creditors’ rights

K7550‑7582                                        Intellectual property

K7555‑7557                                              Copyright

K7570‑7582                                              Industrial property

K7585‑7595                                        Social legislation

K7611‑7688                                        Civil procedure.  International civil procedure

K7690                                                Arbitration and award

K7720                                                Recognition of foreign administrative acts


Subclass KB


KB1-4855                               Religious law in general.  Comparative religious law.


KB2-4                                           Bibliography

KB7-68                                         Periodicals

KB68                                            Annuals.  Annuaires

KB70.A-Z                                      Monographic series.  By title, A-Z

KB73                                            Collections.  Compilations (General and comprehensive)

KB74-78                                       Auxiliary sciences

KB90.A-Z                                      Encyclopedias.  Law dictionaries.  Terms and phrases.

Vocabularies.  By author or title, A-Z

KB100.A-Z                                    Proverbia.  Legal maxims.  Brocardica juris.  Regulae juris.                               By author or title, A-Z

KB122                                          Biography (Collective)

KB130                                          Legal research.  Legal bibliography.  Methods of

bibliographic research

KB150                                          Conferences.  Symposia

KB160                                          General works.  Treatises

KB162-250                                    Legal systems compared

KB270-280                                    Theory, philosophy, and science of religious law

KB400-4855                                  Interdisciplinary discussion of subjects

KB400                                                Ritual law.  Religious observances and rituals


KB410                                                Law reform and policies. Criticism

KB479                                                Private law (General)

KB480‑482                                          Private international law. Conflict of laws

KB491                                                Civil law (General)

KB524‑530                                          Persons

KB531‑619                                          Domestic relations. Family law

KB622‑628.5                                       Guardianship. Guardian and ward

KB632‑636.2                                       Inheritance and succession

KB636.3                                             Gifts. Charitable gifts. Donations

KB640‑726                                          Property. Res in commercio

KB810‑962.8                                       Obligations. Contracts and transactions

KB1270‑1278                                      Labor laws and legislation

KB1468‑1550                                      Social laws and legislation. Welfare. Charities

KB1572‑1690                                      Courts and procedure

KB2000‑2035                                      Public law. The State

KB2101‑2862                                      Constitutions and religion. Constitutional and

administrative law

KB2870                                              Civil service. Employees of state, communal agencies,

and religious corporations

KB3000‑3034                                      Police and public safety

KB3040.5‑3056                                   Public property. Government property

KB3075‑3096.5                                   Public health

KB3098‑3121.7                                   Medical legislation

KB3122                                              Veterinary medicine and hygiene. Veterinary public health  KB3123‑3123.5                                                             Animal protection. Animal welfare. Animal rights

KB3124‑3125                                      Birth control. Family planning

KB3127‑3135                                      Environmental law

KB3137‑3183                                      Cultural affairs

KB3190‑3429                                      Economic law

KB3440-3500.7                                   Transportation and communication

KB3515‑3522                                      Professions. Intelligentsia

KB3526‑3694                                      Public finance

KB3709‑3726                                      Government measures in time of war, national emergency,

or economic crisis

KB3735‑3780                                      Military law

KB3790‑4855                                      Criminal law and procedure


Subclass KBM


KBM1-4855                             Jewish law.  Halakah


KBM523.6                                           Even ha‑#ezer law (General)

KBM523.72                                         oshen mishpa law (General)

KBM523.8‑4855                             Mishpat Ivri

KBM523.8                                           Bibliography

KBM523.82                                         Monographic series

KBM523.9                                           Legal education. Study and teaching

KBM524                                              General works


KBM524.12‑524.26                              The concept of Jewish law

KBM524.3                                           Sources of Jewish law (Mishpat Ivri)

KBM524.32‑.34                                   Methodology of law development

KBM524.36                                         Influence of other legal systems on Jewish law

KBM524.38                                         Law reform and policies. Criticism

KBM524.4.A‑Z                                     Concepts applying to several branches of the law, A‑Z

KBM524.42                                         Private law

KBM524.43                                         Conflict of laws. Plurality of laws conflict

KBM524.5                                           Assistance in emergencies

KBM524.6‑530                                    Persons

KBM531‑619                                       Domestic relations. Family law

KBM622‑628.5                                    Guardian and ward. Apotropos

KBM632‑636.2                                    Inheritance and succession

KBM636.3                                           Gifts. Charitable gifts. Donations

KBM639‑1424                                      Dinei mamonot

KBM1468‑1547                                    Social laws and legislation

KBM1572‑1942                                    Courts and procedure

KBM2000‑2024                                    Public law. The state and the Jewish community. Kehillah

KBM2070‑2614                                    Constitutional law. Constitutional principles of the Jewish


KBM2711‑2840                                    Administrative law and process of communal agencies

KBM2970                                            Civil service. Employees of communal agencies

KBM3000‑3036.5                                 Police and public safety

KBM3040.5‑3073                                 Public property. Communal property. Restraints on private


KBM3075‑3097                                    Public health

KBM3098‑3122                                    Medical legislation

KBM3124‑3125                                    Birth control. Family planning

KBM3127‑3134                                    Environmental law

KBM3137‑3183                                    Cultural affairs

KBM3190‑3436                                    Economic law

KBM3440‑3504.5                                 Transportation and communication

KBM3515‑3519                                    Professions

KBM3526‑3695                                    Public finance

KBM3709‑3729                                    Measures in time of war, national emergency, or economic


KBM3738‑3785                                    Community defense. Military law

KBM3790‑4855                                    Criminal law and procedure


Subclass KBP


KBP1-4860                              Islamic law.  Shar§#ah.  Fiqh

KBP2.2‑8                                      Bibliography

KBP9.5                                         Monographic series

KBP10‑14.5                                  Societies. Associations

KBP15                                          Congresses. Conferences

KBP18                                          Academies. Institutes

KBP40                                          Encyclopedias. Dictionaries


KBP40.2                                       Maxims. Quotations

KBP40.5                                       Directories

KBP41                                          Legal research

KBP42‑43                                     Legal education. Study and teaching

KBP50‑69                                     History, development and application of Islamic law

KBP70-75.4                                  Biography

KBP100‑136.8                               Sources

KBP144                                        General works

KBP173.25‑.6                               Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects

KBP174‑190.5                               Observances and practice of Islam

KBP250‑420                                  Schools of thought. Islamic legal schools. Madh~hib

KBP425‑466.3                               Uãl al‑fiqh. Jurisprudence and theory of law. Science of

legal reasoning

KBP469                                        Influence of other legal systems on Islamic law

KBP470                                        Law reform. Criticism. Tan§m

KBP480‑485                                  Conflict of laws. Tan~zu’ al‑qaw~n§n

KBP490‑4860                                Furã# al‑fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law

KBP490.2‑.95                                     General works. Treatises

KBP491‑497.95                                   Particular genres

KBP500‑509.8                                     General concepts

KBP524‑638                                        Aw~l shakh§yah

KBP639‑1154                                      Mu#~mal~t

KBP1155‑1194                                    Intellectual and industrial property

KBP1234‑1259                                    Unfair competition

KBP1270‑1467                                    Labor laws and legislation

KBP1468‑1569                                    Social laws and legislation

KBP1572‑1942                                    Courts and procedure

KBP2000‑2035                                    Public law. The state and Islam

KBP2101‑2612                                    Constitution of the state. Constitutional law

KBP2730‑2968                                    Government and administration. Siy~sah. Administrative


KBP2970                                             Civil service. Employees of communal agencies

KBP3000‑3037                                    Police and public safety

KBP3040.5‑3072                                 Public property. Government property

KBP3075‑3096.5                                 Public health

KBP3098‑3121.5                                 Medical legislation

KBP3122                                             Veterinary medicine and hygiene. Veterinary public health

KBP3123‑3123.5                                 Animal protection. Animal welfare. Animal rights

KBP3124‑3125                                    Birth control. Family planning

KBP3127‑3135                                    Environmental law

KBP3137‑3183.3                                 Cultural affairs

KBP3190‑3437                                    Economic law

KBP3440‑3512                                    Transportation and communication

KBP3515‑3521                                    Professions. Intelligentsia

KBP3526‑3705                                    Public finance

KBP3709‑3727                                    Government measures in time of war, national emergency,

or economic crisis

KBP3738‑3785                                    Military law


KBP3790‑4860                                    Criminal law and procedure

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