In 2020, the FCIL-SIS introduced three new recognitions to honor and celebrate our members and their contributions.

The Newsletter Article of the Year

This recognition honors an FCIL-SIS member who contributes an outstanding article to the FCIL-SIS Newsletter during the previous year.

Year Recipients
2023 Erin Gow, Resource Reviews:, FCIL Newsletter, Vol. 37, No. 2 (February 2023)
2022 Janet Kearney, Work-in-Progress: A Research Framework in FCIL Teaching?, FCIL Newsletter, Vol. 36, Issue 2 (February 2022)
2021 Caitlin Hunter, Helping Foreign Students Thrive in U.S. Law Schools, FCIL Newsletter, Vol. 34, Issue 2 (February 2020)
2020 Julienne E. Grant, An Introduction to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Legal Heritage & Carpenter v. Murphy, FCIL Newsletter, Vol. 33, Issue 3 (May 2019)


This recognition honors an AALL member who contributes an outstanding blog post to the DipLawMatic Dialogues blog during the previous year.

Year Recipients
2023 Marcelo Rodríguez, Through the FCIL Lens Series (February 2022 – February 2023)
2022 Jonathan Pratter, From the Reference Desk Series (March 2022 – June 16, 2022)
2021 Amy Flick, From the Reference Desk Column (2019-)
2020 Alison Shea, Locating EU and UK Guidance on Brexit (February 27, 2019)


This recognition honors the FCIL-SIS committee or Interest Group that produces an outstanding project for the benefit of the FCIL-SIS and /or AALL members during the previous year.

Year Recipients
2023 FCIL-SIS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for the What in the World Webinar Series (February 2023 – March 2023)
2022 FCIL-SIS Customary and Religious Law Interest Group (CARLIG) webinar titled Canon Law 101 and Get Refusal & Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community.
2021 FCIL-SIS Asian Law IG for its collaborative effort monitoring legal responses to COVID-19 pandemic in Asia.
2020 FCIL-SIS Latin American Law IG for its collaboration with the Latino Caucus to Monitor Legal Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.