American Law Interest Group
The Latin American Law Interest Group met on Tuesday, July 23rd at 12:30 in Board Room of the Peabody Hotel. The meeting table resembled King Arthur’s. There were more than a dozen attendees. A number of Florida law schools, which are interested in collecting Caribbean Law, were represented. The focus of the meeting was to have been a paper, “Legal Literature in the Caribbean,” by Yemisi Dina, Librarian at the College of Law in the Bahamas, Nassau. Unfortunately, Ms. Dina was unable to obtain a visa in time to attend the Annual Meeting, but she was able to send her highly useful paper.
Members of the interest group spent their time introducing themselves and talking about their collecting of Latin American materials and particularly Caribbean materials. Of note was Pedro Padilla-Rosa of the University of Puerto Rico talking about his recent book buying trips in Latin America. If one cannot find books through normal channels, it might prove useful to email him, as he may be able to give you a contact in a Latin American country that will assist in locating the book.
Mary Ann Hyatt, Director of Florida Coastal School of Law, told the group about a “Caribbean Iniative” where several Florida law schools have joined together in a program which will feature student exchanges between those schools and Caribbean schools. This should promote the collecting of Caribbean law materials and develop a network of new contacts.