FCIL Newsletter, October 1998
v. 13, no. 1
Report of the Latin American Law Working Group
July 1998, Anaheim
Submitted by Dan Wade
Fourteen librarians convened the meeting of the Latin American Law Working
Group on July 14th at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Association
of Law Libraries. Several important developments were announced at the
- The group celebrated the publication of their colleague, Lynn Shirey,
bibliographer for Latin America at the Harvard Law Library, Latin American
Writers, 1997, published by Facts on File.
- Stephanie Weigmann, Boston University Law Library, has accepted the
role of GODORT liason to the Organization of American States. She will
invite a representative of the OAS to next year's meeting. Stephanie also
agreed to be the convener for next year's meeting. Agenda items for the
meeting may be sent to her.
- The group voted to support the program proposal of the University of
Puerto Rico's focusing on Cuba (the proposal was subsequently submitted
to the AALL Program Committee). The University of Puerto Rico is collecting
heavily in the law of the Caribbean region. They offer to send their Acquisitions
list to those who are interested in it.
- Tim Mulligan, University of Houston, announced that he was working
on a USAID research project that would create a pathfinder that would facilitate
legal cooperation between the United States and Mexico. The University
of Houston is acquiring most of their Mexican law books through a Puvill
- The group following the Asian Law Working Group agreed to bring information
on the publication of Constitutional law reports to the meeting next year.
- It was announced that Libería García Cambeiro distributed
publications lists via email. They also are publishing a print catalog,
the Boletín Biliográfico Latbook. Their Web site can be found
- Jeanette Yackle, Harvard, declaring no civilized person would awake
at the hour the Asian Law Working Group convened, announced that research
guides on East Asian legal systems were being developed at the Harvard
Law School. She promised to let the group know when these were published
and available for acquisition.
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