2003 FCIL SIS Candidate Bios
Mary Rumsey is the Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She practiced law for two years and then worked for West Group in its Westlaw Research and Development department. In 1998, she received an M.L.I.S. from Dominican University. Mary worked for the William Mitchell College of Law as its Electronic Services Librarian before joining the University of Minnesota Law Library in June 2000. She teaches a seminar on foreign and international legal research, lectures frequently on research to other groups, and has published several articles.
Mirela Roznovschi is a Reference Librarian for International and Foreign Law at the New York University Law Library. She earned her M.A. degree from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and her M.L.S. degree from Pratt University, New York. She also has a Certificate on Internet Technologies from New York University. She teaches foreign, comparative, and international law research at NYU Law School, and at Long Island University Palmer School of Library Science. She has written many articles and a book, Toward a Cyberlegal Culture (Transnational Publishers, 2001, 2002). She lectured on international and foreign law research abroad: Yerevan State University (Armenia), Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute (Moscow, Russia; Riga, Latvia), the Open Society Justice Initiative/ International Legal Institute (Budapest, Hungary). She was a frequent speaker at foreign and international law programs for AALL and served as a member of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee (1997-2000) and as the Secretary/Treasurer of FCIL SIS (2001-2003). She is the Editor and Webmaster of the Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases from the NYU Law Library's Home Page and a contributing editor for LLRX.com (was responsible for a database of articles and guides to international and foreign law research).