FCIL Newsletter / October 1995
REPORTS FROM PITTSBURGH: WORKING GROUPS
Teaching Foreign and International Legal Research
by Christine Corcos
Case Western Reserve Law School Library
The FCIL Working Group on Teaching Foreign and International
Legal Research met during the Pittsburgh conference to discuss
issues: 1) foreign, international, and comparative legal
available through the Internet and their use in classroom
and 2) the librarian exchange program.
Discussion of the use of the Internet centered on the shift
gophers to the World Wide Web and the necessity for adequate
equipment and congenial surroundings for introducing this
Many law schools still do not have electronic classrooms, so
teaching about the Internet and demonstrations of the WWW are
one on one. We talked about ways to convert the faculty to use of
the Internet, and thus to convince them that more equipment is
needed in libraries and classrooms. We agreed that one of the
ways is to find electronic resources of interest in various
faculties and give them demonstrations and assistance in using
those resources. Faculty members convinced of the usefulness of
electronic resources can be powerful allies.
We discussed materials that can easily be recommended to
students, such as the lists of electronic resources put together
Erik Heels, Mary Jensen, and Lyonette Louis-Jacques, and the
possibility of loading pathfinders and other materials on various
web servers. The syllabi of foreign, international, and
legal research courses submitted to Ken Rudolf some years ago,
been prepared for loading and will be loaded on the CWRU Law
Telle Zoller (University of Wisconsin) reviewed the librarian
exchange program and discussed the necessity for publicizing it.
She handed out promotional materials and urged everyone attending
to mention it to interested librarians, students, and faculty
visiting our law schools as well as our own faculty, librarians,
and students. She is happy to forward copies of the materials to
any interested person.
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