ARCHIVED: Listserv to Discuss the Basics of Mexican Law

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April 25, 2002

Got questions on Mexican law? If you are a law librarian and need to develop a better understanding of Mexico's legal system and its laws, then you will want to participate in the AALL Professional Development moderated listserv discussion "The Basics of Mexican Law" April 29 - May 3.

Many organizations are finding it necessary to research and build collections on Mexican law. So listserv moderators Francisco Avalos, foreign and international law librarian at the University of Arizona College of Law Library, and Elisa Donnadieu, J.D., a master's degree candidate at the University of Arizona's School of Information Resources & Library Science and a fellow at the university's College of Law Library, will discuss the history of Mexican law and compare it to U.S. law. The discussion provides the opportunity to ask questions on issues that you are confronting -- what resources are available in English? Are these print or electronic? Where can I find information on specific laws? What translation services are available electronically?

Avalos and Donnadieu have co-written an Electronic Guide to Mexican Law, which can be found at You may want to review this guide prior to the discussion and get your questions ready.

To sign up for this important discussion, visit AALLNET at For more information about the listserv discussion, please contact AALL Education Manager Mary Jawgiel.

This listserv discussion is another AALL Professional Development opportunity.