A Law Commission, or Law Reform Commission, is an independent body set up by a government to consider the state of laws in a jurisdiction and make recommendations on those laws. Their functions include drafting revised versions of confusing laws, preparing consolidated versions of laws, making recommendations on updating outdated laws and making recommendations on repealing obsolete or spent laws. In British Columbia, the British Columbia Law Institute is an independent body that performs similar functions but was not set up by the government.
- in Scotland, the Scottish Law Commission, established by the Law Commissions Act 1965 at the same time as the Law Commission in England and Wales
- in Hong Kong the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong established in 1980
- in Ireland, the Law Reform Commission, established under the Law Reform Commission Act, 1975
- in Northern Ireland, the Law Reform Advisory Committee was established in April 1989 by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Tom King
- in Canada, the Law Commission of Canada established by the Law Commission of Canada Act on July 1, 1997, replacing the Law Reform Commission of Canada which had been dissolved in 1993 by the Mulroney government. On September 25, 2006, funding to the Commission was removed by the Harper government, although the Act establishing the commission has not been repealed.
- in Alberta, the Alberta Law Reform Institute
- in British Columbia, the British Columbia Law Institute, which was formed to replace the British Columbia Law Reform Commission which had been disbanded due to lack of funding
- in Manitoba, the Manitoba Law Reform Commission
- in Nova Scotia, the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia
- in Ontario, the Ontario Law Reform Commission
- in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Law Reform Commission
- in New Zealand, the Law Commission established by the Law Commission Act 1985
- in Australia, the Australian Law Reform Commission
- in Fiji, the Fiji Law Reform Commission
- in India, the Law Commission of India