vol. 15, no. 2
FCIL members should find plenty to interest them at the American Society of International Law’s 95th Annual Meeting, which will take place April 4-7, 2001 in Washington, DC.
This Annual Meeting will undertake an examination of the discipline of international law -- its historical evolution, current status and future status. Panelists and lecturers from practice, government and academic circles around the world will be looking back through history in panels such as “Two Millennia of International Law,” and forward into the future in, for example, “The New Cyber Campus of the College of International Lawyers.” “International Law in the 2000 Presidential Election and the 2001 Transition.” and “Academic Publishers and International Law” are two of several panels that will examine how international law and lawyers are perceived by those outside the discipline.
Another plus of the meeting for librarians is the opportunity to peruse the latest materials and resources of major international law publishers. A list of exhibitors and the meeting program are now accessible on the ASIL website at www.asil.org with full descriptions of panels, lectures and other events, as well as detailed information on registration.
Following the success last year of the Electronic Resources Breakfast held at Tillar House headquarters, participants have urged ASIL to hold another special meeting for librarians and information professionals. A by-invitation lunch meeting entitled “Fostering an International Legal Information Network: A Program for Librarians and Information Managers” has been arranged from 12:30-2:00 on Thursday, April 5th. Like last year’s event, (reported in detail by Jean Davis in the May 2000 FCIL Newsletter at http://www.aallnet.org/sis/fcilsis/143asil.html), the lunch will provide an opportunity to hear the latest developments on ASIL’s electronic projects and products, as well as the activities of the many international and foreign law librarians who attend the ASIL meeting from around the country.
Please contact Jill Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the ASIL Library if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting and wish to attend the lunch program.