Title

International and Foreign Legal Research Resources at the Law Library of Congress, 32 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 359 (2020)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

The material that follows summarizes the proceedings held in January 2020 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The panel on “International and Foreign Legal Research Resources at the Law Library of Congress” was organized by the AALS Section on International Law and co-sponsored by the AALS Section on Comparative Law. The moderator was Professor Mark E. Wojcik of the UIC John Marshall Law School, the immediate past Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress and 2020-21 Chair of the AALS Section on International Law. Also serving as moderator was Professor Don S. De Amicis of Georgetown Law. The speakers were Barbara Bavis, Legal Reference Librarian at the Law Library of Congress, and Peter Roudik, Director of the Global Legal Research Center at the Law Library of Congress. In the audience participation section, extended comments were also made by Dean Katharina Boele-Woelki, Dean of the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, and the Claussen-Simon-Foundation Chair for Comparative Law at that school. The material here is not a one-stop shop for understanding the full range of resources available from the world’s largest law library, but it should provide an enticing introduction to the collections and services available. For practitioners, judges, legislators, professors, law students, and other legal researchers, the Law Library of Congress is a gem hidden in plain sight, waiting to be discovered.

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