by Timothy Kearley
University of Wyoming Law Library
This year's Nominating Committee (Tim Kearley, Mila Rush, and Dan Wade) was pleased to be able to follow in the tradition of its predecessors by finding highly qualified nominees for our SIS offices. The nominee for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect is out-going Secretary/Treasurer Margareta Horiba of the Tulane Law School, while the nominee to replace her as Secretary/Treasurer is New York University Law School's Radu Popa.
Margareta has been active in the FCIL SIS since its inception. In addition to her recent service as Secretary/Treasurer, Margareta served the SIS as chair of the Nominating Committee in 1987 and of the Clearinghouse for Internships and International Personnel Exchanges from 1990 to 1993. She also has been active in FCIL SIS program planning, most recently moderating and speaking on an SIS-sponsored panel about comparative law at the San Francisco Annual Meeting.
Margareta earned her B.A. from Uppsala University in Sweden and her M.L.S. from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in cataloging or acquisitions at Purdue University, the University of Minnesota and at the Tulane Law School where she has been Head of Acquisitions since 1984. Among Margareta's writings are many book reviews and a chapter on acquiring foreign legal materials in the AALL-sponsored Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems (Oceana, 1994). Margareta's work is greatly facilitated by her mastery of five languages in addition to English.
Radu Popa, our candidate for Secretary/Treasurer, is likewise well qualified for FCIL SIS office. Radu received his M.A. in Romance language and literature from the University of Bucharest and his M.L.S. from Columbia University. He worked as an editor and served as editorial director at the Tribuna Romaniei in Bucharest for eleven years before coming to the U.S. His entire career in the U.S. has been spent at the New York University Law School Library where he started as a library assistant and has served in several other positions, including that of international and foreign law librarian. In 1994 he was named associate director for global library services at the NYU Law School.
Radu has written several works of literature in Rumanian, as well as many book reviews, bibliographies, and articles in English on legal and law librarianship topics. In addition, he writes two columns for Tax Notes International and is an associate editor for SEEL: Survey of East European Law. FCIL SIS members also will be familiar with Radu by virtue of his participation in several SIS programs and activities. Among other things, he chaired the CIS and East European Law Working Group; coordinated and spoke at a program on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union at the 1993 Boston Annual Meeting; and will be a faculty member and speaker at our 1995 Philadelphia Institute on International Business Law.
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