FCIL Newsletter, October 1998
v. 13, no. 1
July 11, 1998, Anaheim
Submitted by Dennis Sears and Katherine Topulos, co-chairs
The Education Committee met on Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 5:00 p.m.
at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers. The Education Committee focuses on the
development, review, and submission of program ideas for the Annual Meeting.
One of the principle issues we discussed was the concern of several FCIL
SIS members regarding programming, especially for the more experienced
members, who have a need for advanced, in- depth programs.
The FCIL Education Subcommittee generated some ideas for programs in
Anaheim. We received a batch of interesting and thoughtful proposal ideas
from FCIL SIS members as well. The Education Subcommittee reviewed all
the proposals before sending them to AMPSC. We didn't rank the proposals
this year, on the theory that they were all worthwhile. Six out of eleven
proposals were accepted; among them is an all-day workshop at the Library
of Congress to meet with their foreign law specialists. The accepted proposals
are listed below in alphabetical order:
- The Cuban Legal System: Challenges for the 21st Century
- From Russia with Law: Research in the Laws of the Russian Federation
and Newly-Independent States
- Keeping Art or Sending It Back: The Repatriation of Cultural Property
- Meet the Legal Specialists: Expert Advice on Research and Acquisitions
of Foreign Law in the Vernacular (an all-day workshop)
- Official Gazettes: The Ultimate Source for Foreign Statutes
- Our Neighbors to the North and South: The Legal Systems of Canada and
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