The Latin American Law Interest Group functions under the auspices of the FCIL-SIS. The primary purpose of the Group is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information related to the legal regimes of Latin American countries. Latin America, in this case, refers to the geographic area encompassing Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Current activities include:
- A weekly email of current events in the Americas to help keep abreast of legal developments and forthcoming publications of interest (if you would like to join our weekly email updates, please send a note to our Chair,Yasmin Morais).
- A collaborative guide to legal research in Mexico which was unveiled at the Mexican Law Program at the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio (2013).
- In 2017, another collaborative effort resulted in the publication in the International Journal of Legal Information of a Guide to Cuban Law and Legal Research.
- At the 2017 AALL Annual Meeting in Austin, Past Chair Julienne Grant (Loyola), moderated Cuban Law and Legal Research: A Snapshot During the Deshielo. Speakers were: Jorge Piñon (UT Austin), Marisol Florén Romero (FIU), and Teresa Miguel Stearns (Yale). See Handout from the program.
- We have a long-standing database of Latin American Law Journals and Serials holdings.
- We have a table of Latin American vendors that is updated periodically.
The Latin American Law Interest Group traditionally meets at the AALL Annual Meeting, and is led by the Chair, who generally serves a two-year term. All are welcome! We encourage you to join the FCIL-SIS Latin American Law IG Discussion Group in My Communities and become part of our ongoing conversation. If you are unable to attend the annual meeting or if you have any questions about this group, you may also reach out to the interest group chair for additional information.