Reynolds & Flores Publication Award

The Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores Publication Award, also known as the “Reynolds & Flores Publication Award”, is an FCIL-SIS honor to be awarded at the AALL Annual Meeting. The Award is named after the indomitable Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores, the authors of the Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World, better known as “Reynolds & Flores” to the many grateful FCIL Librarians who habitually use the Foreign Law Guide.

The Reynolds & Flores Award will be given to an FCIL-SIS member or members who have greatly contributed to the professional development of their AALL colleagues during any given year.  The winning “publications” may be print, digital, or electronic initiatives.  Thus, journal articles, treatises, symposia papers, digitization projects, websites, databases, and ebooks are all eligible for consideration.  The type of publication format is flexible; the decisive factor for bestowing the Award will be the degree to which the publication enhances the professional knowledge and capabilities of law librarians.

Foreign, Comparative, and International Law is fraught with challenges, many of which are consistently and ably fielded by Reynolds & Flores’ monumental Foreign Law Guide.  The Reynolds & Flores Award will encourage FCIL Librarians to continue the great work of Tom Reynolds and Arturo Flores.


Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be a member of the Section, active or retired. Nominations may be submitted by any Section member.

All nominations must include:

  • A letter of nomination, including the candidate’s full name, title, and institution name and address. (If the candidate is retired, include name, home address, and most recent former employer);
  • A narrative supporting the nomination, including a discussion of the candidate’s contributions to the Section;
  • A curriculum vita of the candidate; and
  • The name, e-mail address and phone number of the nominating party.

Current Executive Committee members are ineligible for nomination.

The award will be presented periodically at the discretion of the Executive Committee. There is no requirement that the award be given at any particular interval.


All nominations must be received by March 15 of the year in which the award may be made. If an award is given, it will be awarded at the Annual Meeting.

Past Recipients

Year Recipients
2023 Jennifer Allison, Source Citation in Legal Bibliography and Its Impact on Research: A Comparative Examination of Criminal Sentencing Discretion Law and Practice in California and Germany, in The Role of Citation in the Law: A Yale Law School Symposium (Michael G. Chiorazzi ed., 2022). A pre-publication final draft version is available at
2022 Alex Zhang and Katherine Siler, Global Animal Law Research (Carolina Academic Press, 2022)
2021 Lyonette Louis-Jacques for her decade-long contributions to the “Slaw” column, which was compiled into an open access International Legal Information E-book.
2020 Thomas Mills for his almost 13-year tenure as the book review editor of the book review column of the International Journal of Legal Information.
2019 Linda Tashbook,Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law: A Practical Handbook (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Victoria J. Szymczak,Charting the Legal Systems of the Western Pacific Islands: A Legal Research Guide (Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2017).

Teresa Miguel-Stearns andJulienne E. Grant,Collecting the Law of Latin America: History, Challenges, and Trends in U.S. Law Libraries in Latin American Collection Concepts: Essays on Libraries, Collaborations, and New Approaches (eds. Gayle Ann Williams and Jana Lee Krentz, McFarland, 2019).

2018 Sherry Leysen andAlena Wolotira,Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index (Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2017).

Heidi Frostestad Kuehl andMegan A. O’Brien,International Legal Research in a Global Community (Carolina Academic Press, 2018).

2017 Julienne E. Grant and Jonathan Pratter, co-editors, “Research Guide to Mexican Law,” 35 Legal Research Services Quarterly 18-76 (2016).
2016 Timothy G. Kearley,“From Rome to the Restatement: S.P. Scott, Fred Blume, Clyde Pharr, and Roman Law in Early Twentieth-Century America” 108 Law Library Journal 55 (2016).
2015 Mirela Roznovschi for her editorial work ofGlobalex spanning more than a decade.

Ralph Gaebler and Alison Shea (editors),Sources of State Practice in International Law (Brill, 2d ed. 2014).

2014 Wei Luo,Amended and Annotated Criminal Code of the People’s Republic of China With Official Interpretations (William S. Hein & Co., 2010).

Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey,International and Foreign Legal Research (Brill, 2d ed. 2012).

2013 Teresa Miguel-Stearns and Alison Shea for the work on the FCIL-SIS Website.