Free Trade and Economic Integration in Asia: The Changing Legal Landscape
Submitted by Herb Somers
On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, this one-day workshop sponsored by the Library of Congress will focus on trade in Asia (with associated topics such as commercial law, investment, and intellectual property). With the increasing importance of international trade and economic integration, it is critical for faculty, lawyers, students and librarians in the U.S. to be well equipped to find relevant information and laws related to many of the major jurisdictions in Asia. This workshop will highlight the major issues surrounding this topic and focus on the best resources for obtaining legal information. Handouts will include both print and electronic sources, with a focus on English language materials.
The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Law Library of Congress, Law Librarians Society of Washington D.C. (LLSDC), American Society of International Law (ASIL), and the AALL Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL SIS).
Speakers include the Law Library of Congress' well-known specialists on Asian law: Dr. Taotai Hsia, Chief, Eastern Law Division; Krishan Nehra, Senior Legal Specialist; Constance A. Johnson, Senior Legal Research Analyst; and Sayuri Umeda, Contract Legal Specialist; from Georgetown University Law Center, Professor James Feinerman; from George Washington University School of Law, Professor Raj Bhala; and Jeanne Rehberg of New York University School of Law Library.
The location of the workshop will be the Library of Congress, National Digital Library Learning Center, Atrium, James Madison Memorial Bldg., 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC.
Registration: $50.00 (non-refundable), includes continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials. For registration information and a complete schedule for this program, see: http://www.llsdc.org/sis/forint/asia.htm The deadline for registration is March 17, 2003.
If you have questions, please contact Herb Somers, George Washington University Law School, (202) 994-5177, firstname.lastname@example.org.