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Grace M. Mills, Florida A&M University, College of Law, visited Beijing, Guilan and Shanghai during a trip to China in November of 2006. She was a professional delegate for the U.S.-China Joint Education Conference, co-sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Program and the China Education Association for International Exchange. In addition to the scheduled visits to several Chinese educational institutions and landmarks, Grace had the opportunity to visit the China University of Political Science and Law where she met Professors Yang Yuguan and Zeng Er-Shu, and Officers Li Chi and Tang Yan to discuss the similarities and differences in Chinese and American academic law libraries. Grace also visited their law library facility and several Beijing landmarks. Professor Frank Y. Liu, of Duquesne, graciously facilitated these professional law meetings. Grace now has a Chinese name given to her by her Chinese law colleagues.
- The Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia School of Law hosted a training visit for Anthony Addy, Law Librarian for Ghana's Supreme Court, for two weeks in October and November 2006. Mr. Addy has been working towards automating many of the resources used by the court, and he sought to observe firsthand a number of electronic resources and applications used at UGA. In addition to availing himslef of the resources accessible at UGA, Mr. Addy visited the United States District Court in Atlanta where he observed their online filing system and also met with law librarians at the district and appellate court libraries. Members of the law school community enjoyed a presentation of Mr. Addy's electronic database of Ghanaian statutes, jurisprudence, and scholarly articles, developed to assist his court's justices in their research. The Law Library thanks Maria Eugenia Gimenez at UGA's Dean Rusk Center for facilitating Mr. Addy's visit.
María Eugenia Giménez, Associate Director of the Dean Rusk Center at University of Georgia School of Law; Ann Puckett, Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library at University of Georgia School of Law; Anthony Addy, Law Librarian at the Supreme Court of Ghana; Anne Burnett, Foreign and International Law Librarian at University of Georgia School of Law
- Duke Law Library is undergoing a major renovation and will be closed until the project is completed. Librarians and staff will be relocated to another building, but will continue to offer reference and circulation services with a core collection of 10,000 titles. Telephone numbers will remain the same. Please note that they will be unable to provide any interlibrary loan service and most of their collection will be inaccessible. This project is scheduled to be completed by August 2008.
- AALS and ASIL are sponsoring an upcoming conference on international law called "What is Wrong with the Way We Teach and Write International Law?" in Vancouver, Canada. Teachers and scholars will come together for three days of intensive discussion. For more information, visit the conference website.
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