vol. 13, no. 3: May 1999
New Resources To Aid Students and
New Opportunity for Librarians
Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor
Brooklyn Law School
International Opportunities Resource
Guide. Washington, DC: National Association for Law Placement, 1999.
In the March 1, 1999 issue of the Brooklyn
Law School publication, Career Center News, Joan King and Jennifer
Modell noted that this work includes 1) a lengthy list of print and electronic
sources, 2) scholarship and internship opportunities, and 3) short descriptions
of key international law practice fields.
An Introduction to International Law.
3rd ed. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Law & Business,
Mark Janis recently revised this classic
student handbook. According to the description available at the ASIL conference,
new data in the third edition includes a discussion of 1) key International
Court of Justice judgments, 2) international criminal court and United
Nations developments, and 3) international environmental law developments
that followed the Rio Conference. Those who teach may wish to contact Aspen
Law & Business, Legal Education Division (1 800 950-5259), for a complimentary
Many of Brooklyn Law School's International
Business Law Fellows have praised two annotated guides available through
the Internet: Marci Hoffman's Guide to International Trade Law Sources
on the Internet http://www.llrx.com/features/trade.htm
and Jeanne Rehberg's WTO/GATT: Selected Materials in the New York University
School of Law Library http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/wto_gatt.html.
If I learn of other materials, I will describe them at the FCIL-SIS Teaching
Foreign and International Legal Research Working Group Meeting on Sunday,
July 18th at 7:00 am in Washington, DC!
There is a dynamic new body within the
American Society of International Law ("ASIL") -- The Teaching International
Law Interest Group. Its leaders welcomed librarians as members at the Interest
Group's March 1999 Business Meeting. Marci Hoffman and I have volunteered
to participate in this Interest Group's panel discussion at the Spring
2000 ASIL Annual Meeting. We hope to speak about formal/informal foreign
and international law teaching opportunities for librarians, and selected
sources created by, or often used by, librarians who teach. On April 14th,
1999, the Chair of this Interest Group solicited comments on the proposed
Spring 2000 program through this Group's "asil-innovations" listserv (a
discussion group "dedicated to the exchange of innovative methods of teaching
international law"). If you would like to see librarians incorporated into
a "practical training for international law" panel at the ASIL Annual Meeting,
you could send a supportive message to the asil-innovations listserv. To
subscribe to this listserv, send the message <subscribe asil-innovations>
For more information on this Interest Group, contact Professor Rafael X.
or Professor Diane Penneys Edelman, Vice-Chair, Villanova University School
of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual dues for this Interest Group are $10.00 (this does not include
the ASIL membership fee).
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