Note: To help introduce newer FCIL-SIS members to the SIS, the Newsletter will run occasional profiles. If you would like to submit a profile of a new FCIL librarian, please contact editor Stephanie Burke at email@example.com
FCIL New Member Profile: Chenglin Liu
In 2002, Chenglin Liu became the Foreign & International Librarian at the O’Quinn Law Library, University of Houston Law Center. This job might have intimidated a lesser lawyer/librarian, because Tropical Storm Allison submerged the entire Foreign and International Law Library in 2001.
Chenglin, however, has stepped into his new role with ease. He brought with him an impressive list of credentials, including an MLIS degree from University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Before library school, he received an L.L.M. degree in European law from Lund University in Sweden, and an L.L.M. degree in U.S. law from Washington University in St. Louis. He had already received a Master of Law degree from Dalian University of Technology, China. Some might think that would be enough degrees, but Chenglin is currently working toward a J.S.D. (Doctor of Judicial Science) from Washington University.
Chenglin has finished part of a book on SARS and Chinese law, which will be published by Hein. This book will include translations of major PRC laws and regulations related to SARS. He has published other books on Chinese law in Chinese. This fall, Chenglin is teaching Chinese law, which he also taught for several years in China.
Chenglin’s research interests include comparative antitrust law, public international law, international trade law, international business transaction, EU law, and Chinese law. His most recent interest, however, is his daughter Jennie, born in February of this year.
Chenglin hopes to bring his wife and daughter to the AALL Meeting in Boston, so perhaps you’ll see them there!
FCIL New Member Profile: Heidi Frostestad
Last year, Heidi Frostestad took on foreign and international librarianship duties when she joined the Marquette University Law Library. Although her title is Reference/Instructional Services Librarian, her FCIL work at Marquette includes teaching foreign and international law topics, and helping with international collection development.
Like many FCIL librarians, Heidi has to know U.S. legal research as well as the international side. Fortunately, she has the necessary background and enthusiasm for this challenge. Heidi received her law degree from Valparaiso University in 2000 with a concentration in International Trade and Development, and her M.L.S. from the University of Iowa two years later. She was the Executive Editor of publication for the Valparaiso University Law Review, and published an article on international jurisdictional issues of private international law. She studied law in Cambridge, England, and worked for a London law firm during the summer. She also participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition and received Best Brief, Central Division (Spring 2000).
Her enthusiasm extends to every aspect of her job, so far. Asked what she likes least about her job, she replied, “I can’t think of anything that I don’t like so far (perhaps ask me after my second year….).”
Heidi majored in music and English as an undergraduate, and “love[s] to read, play the piano, and attend concerts.” She also enjoys jogging, Iyengar yoga, and cooking. In addition to the UK, she has visited Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, and Norway.
Heidi’s research interests include international law, particularly the history of treaty interpretation; commercial law; Internet resources and web development; arbitration; health care; and other federal legal issues.
Keep an eye out for this Midwestern dynamo at the ASIL conference or the Boston AALL meeting!