July 6, 2005
Foreign and International Law Events at the AALL Annual Meeting
The Foreign, Comparative and International Law SIS has a number of interesting programs and events lined up for the San Antonio meeting. For a complete listing of events visit the FCIL-SIS website at: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/fcilsis/programs2005.html
FCIL-SIS sponsored educational programs include:
Saturday, July 16, all day: W-3: New Vistas and Values for Europe: Strategies for Researching European Law. This is a one-day workshop with separate registration, and the second in a workshop series.
Sunday, July 17, 10am: A-4: Treaty-making--Really , Part II
Tuesday, July 19, 10:15am: G-5: Mexican Americans and the Law
Tuesday, July 19, 4pm: H-1: Navigating the Maze of U.S. Treaty Research - Strategies for Finding Treaties, Treaty Actions and Interpretive Materials
Wednesday, July 20, 1:30pm: J-5: Researching International Marine Environmental Law
Other events include:
"The Executive Committee Presents," Monday, July 18, 5:15-6:15pm Introduction to Latin American Legal Systems. Speakers: Professor Stephen Zamora and Assistant Professor Antonio Gidi, both from Houston University.
Many FCIL SIS interest group meetings will provide presentations on substantive subjects. The AALL Handbook will not list these remarkable events and presentations, so please look for them!
CIS and Eastern European Law Interest Group, Saturday, July 16, 2005, 4:15-5:15pm Featured speaker: Irma Aladashvili, Coordinator of the Law library and Information Centre for the Georgian Young Lawyer's Association in Tbilisi, Georgia.
African Law Interest Group Business Meeting, Sunday, July 17, 2005 5:30-6:30pm New Developments in African Legal Systems: Ghana. Speaker: Victor Essien, International Law Librarian & Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, and African Law Interest Group Chair.
Publication Committee Business Meeting, Monday, July 18, 2005, 9:00-10:00am Selectors of Foreign Law in Foreign Languages. Anne Burnett, Reference/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the University of Georgia Law Library, Linda Tashbook , Foreign International Comparative Law Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library, and Dan Wade, Associate Librarian for Foreign & International Law and Lecturer at the Yale Law Library will moderate a gathering of foreign law librarians and librarians in charge with acquisition of foreign law in the entire country. The meeting is being sponsored by the Northeast Foreign Law Librarians Cooperative Group.
Electronic Issues Interest Group Business Meeting, Tuesday, July 19, 2005, 7:45-8:45am New Portals to Foreign and International Law. Speakers: Marylin Raisch, International and Foreign Law Librarian at Georgetown University Law Libraries and the IG Chair, Mirela Roznovschi, Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law at New York University Law Library, Emily Allbon, Law Librarian from the City University, London, England (she received the Betty Moys Award 2004 for her work on a student legal portal at http://www.lawbore.net/) and other special guests!
Teaching Foreign and International Research Interest Group, Tuesday, July 19, 2005,11:45am-12:45pm Panel on FCIL Librarianship. This session, moderated by Patricia A. Kasting, Reference Librarian at Hofstra University Law School Library and Mary Rumsey, Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library, will be devoted to a question-and-answer gathering on FCIL librarianship, aimed at people interested in becoming FCIL librarians or learning more about FCIL librarianship. Moderators will present questions to a panel of librarians including: Amy Burchfield, International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian at Georgetown University Law Library, David Merkin, Coordinator of Library Services at Shearman & Sterling and Lee Peoples, Associate Director for Faculty, Research and Instructional Services at Oklahoma City University Law Library.
Asian Law Interest Group Business Meeting, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 12:00-1:00pm Looking Eastward: Researching Asian Trade Law. Speaker: Chenglin Liu, Adjunct Professor of Law, Foreign and International Law Librarian at the University of Houston Law Center, and the IG Chair.
Content supplied by FCIL-SIS Chair Mirela Roznovschi; posted by Lee Peoples, University of Oklahoma City Law Library
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